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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 ...
Running Officer


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This summer, Join the League. See more »

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thomas Ian Nicholas auditioned for the role of Tom Sawyer. See more »


At the first jump that Hyde makes over a rooftop, he disapears before he hits the roof, and dust rises before he would have hit it. See more »


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

In the original theatrical release, during the opening credits when Alan Moore's credit first begins to appear on screen, it reads "Based on the COMIC BOOK by Alan Moore" but suddenly changes to "Based on the GRAPHIC NOVEL by Alan Moore". See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Avengers (2011) See more »


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

21 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very pleased with this movie. There are some who have claimed that those who enjoy this film have a low IQ. I see no reason why a person can't have a high IQ and enjoy an imaginative and fun film. For years I have enjoyed the works of Doyle, Wilde, Stevenson, Stoker, Twain, Haggard, Wells, Poe, and Verne. I went into this film hoping it would do their characters justice. It did. Some prefer the "original" versions of these characters by Alan Moore. I prefer the way they were written by their creators. The characters are closer to their literary selves in the film version than in the comic book. I was very happy about that. I grew up with these characters and they played a huge part in my childhood fantasy life. Other girls may have pretended to be Wonder Woman, but I was Captain Nemo! I was hoping that LXG captured the imaginative world that flourished in my young mind when I read all those old beloved books. LXG delivered! This is a fun escapist fantasy and all of my favorite literary characters are in great form. I had a truly wonderful time watching LXG. It's a fun adventure that requires that you bring your inner child along for the ride. My inner child loved it. I loved it too!

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