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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 13 March 1998 (USA)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine (as Judith Godreche)
King's Advisor
King's Advisor
Brigitte Boucher ...
Madame Rotund
Matthew Jocelyn ...
Karine Belly ...
Emmanuel Guttierez ...
King's Friend


Paris is starving, but the King of France is more interested in money and bedding women. When a young soldier dies for the sake of a shag, Aramis, Athos and Porthos band together with a plan to replace the king. Unknown to many, there is a 2nd king, a twin, hidden at birth, then imprisoned for 6 years behind an iron mask. All that remains now is D'Artagnan, will he stand against his long time friends, or do what is best for his country? Written by Leonardo DiCaprio

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


For the honor of a king. And the destiny of a country. All for one.


Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and some sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de la máscara de hierro  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,271,450 (USA) (13 March 1998)


$56,876,365 (USA) (3 July 1998)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


MGM discovered the audience the movie attracted was "directly related to appeal of Leonardo DiCaprio", being 55% female and 46% under the age of 25. See more »


Position of the sentry in the background while Philippe is talking. See more »


Athos: No, wait. With a king it is so.
[meaning the way Philippe is holding the goblet]
Athos: [he shows him, pinching the goblet between thumb and forefinger]
Athos: Servants have touched the goblet of the King, therefor he will touch it as little as possible. Again.
[Phillippe tries it and the goblet slips from his fingers, crashing onto his plate and spilling onto everything]
Phillippe: I am sorry!
Athos: No. No! Do not be sorry! There are no mistakes when you are the King! You must never apologize. The King cares for nothing and ...
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Referenced in Welshy Reviews: The Three Musketeers (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

A pleasant surprise!
23 January 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When this film started playing in theaters in March 1998, I thought: this is going to be another overrated film that Leo Di Caprio is in...so I avoided going to see it. But I decided to rent it yesterday, since I was in the mood to watch a period film. Was I surprised! I really enjoyed watching this film. Although it did have a few flaws here and there, it is still a very worthwhile and enjoyable film. The costumes were nice, yes, but the sets were even better. The cinematography was outstanding. Who cares if it "was not true" to the Alexandre Dumas novel--film adaptions of famous novels never are true to the books. This film didn't do so well at the box office because it started playing in theaters at a time when all of the Titanic hype was still taking place. Perhaps The Man in the Iron Mask should've been released in the fall of 98--I bet more people would've gone to see it in theaters. If you haven't seen this film, rent it. It's both an enjoyable story and a visual wonder. See it at least twice!

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