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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  11 July 2003 (USA)
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In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde
Terry O'Neill ...
Rudolf Pellar ...
Robert Willox ...
Robert Orr ...
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Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2003 (USA)  »

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LXG  »

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Box Office


$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,075,892 (USA) (11 July 2003)


£7,319,844 (UK) (28 November 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two portraits in the meeting room represent previous Leagues. The first shows Robin Hood (from various legends/poems), Ivanhoe (from Sir Walter Scott's novel) and the Black Arrow (a Robert Louis Stevenson novel). The Black Arrow, though, is set in the 15th century (during the War of the Roses), far later than Robin Hood and Ivanhoe, but this may be one of the many who took the name prior to the novel's setting. The other portrait displays the Four Musketeers - Porthos, Athos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan (from the various novels by Alexandre Dumas père), the Sea Hawk and Captain Blood (both pirates created by Rafael Sabatini and, incidentally, both played by Errol Flynn in the movies). These are according to the screenplay of the film. See more »


When the Nautilus first arrives in the frozen wasteland, the heroes survey the scene from the conning tower. There is the sound of a biting wind and yet the snow is falling around them softly and vertically downward. See more »


[first lines]
Sanderson Reed: [to coachman] Don't... wander... off.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo transforms to become part of the London skyline. See more »


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Largo al quadrupede
(From La Traviata)
By Giuseppe Verdi
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User Reviews

A graphic novel brought to the big screen.
10 July 2003 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Based on the graphic novel of the same name (as noted in the credits), it's no surprise at all to see the movie using similar lighting, colours and action that one would expect to find in a comic book. The characters are engaging enough, thanks more to the special effects than the actors and the roles they were given. The far more interesting character of a drug-addicted, wasted Allan Quartermain was sadly watered into the "tragic hero" the Connery plays so well. Other characters were seemingly better played by their CGI counterparts than the actors supposedly playing them - but one should expect two-dimensional acting in a comic book, and that's exactly what you get. The action is exciting, and a bit intense, if almost too frenetic at times. It's difficult to see all the action at the speeds it's shown, especially with the numerous cutaways to other fights. Nemo's fights would have been among the most spectacular, had they been slowed down to a speed a normal human could see. Still the violence is great and appreciable, although with comic-book-like regularity, seldom fatal. If you're a Connery fan, you may find this passable, though not much different from his role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Fans of the graphic novel will be sadly disappointed at the startling alterations of their characters, and of course, unsurprised by the "twist" in the middle. Still, it is an enjoyable (if long) two hours, and the attention to detail of the sets, costumes and scenery make it almost worth it alone.

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