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The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

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In France in 1649, the services of the Four Musketeers are needed again and they run into some old foes from 20 years before.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay) (as George Macdonald Fraser), Alexandre Dumas (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael York ... D'Artagnan
Oliver Reed ... Athos
Frank Finlay ... Porthos
C. Thomas Howell ... Raoul
Kim Cattrall ... Justine de Winter
Geraldine Chaplin ... Queen Anne
Roy Kinnear ... Planchet
Christopher Lee ... Rochefort
Philippe Noiret ... Cardinal Mazarin
Richard Chamberlain ... Aramis
Eusebio Lázaro Eusebio Lázaro ... Duke of Beaufort (as Eusebio Lazaro)
Alan Howard ... Oliver Cromwell
David Birkin David Birkin ... Louis XIV
Bill Paterson ... Charles I
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Cyrano de Bergerac (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
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Storyline

It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort. Porthos, bored with riches and wanting a title, signs on, but Aramis, an abbé, and Athos, a brawler raising an intellectual son, assist Beaufort in secret. When they fail to halt Beaufort's escape from prison, the musketeers are expendable, and Mazarin sends them to London to rescue Charles I. They are also pursued by Justine, the avenging daughter of Milady de Winter, their enemy 20 years ago. They must escape England, avoid Justine, serve the Queen, and secure Beauford's political reforms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Swashbuckling action, comedy capers and rollicking adventures, bigger and better than ever. They're back... all for one and one for all!


Certificate:

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Country:

UK | France | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta dos Mosqueteiros See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No fewer than three of the characters in this film have subsequently been played by Gérard Depardieu. Depardieu played the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) just a year after this film was made. In The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), he played Porthos. In La Femme Musketeer (2004), he plays Cardinal Mazarin. See more »

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Balloons (both hot air hydrogen) were invented in 1783, 122 years after the death of Cardinal Mazarin. See more »

Quotes

Cardinal Mazarin: The people of England will permit anything - except cruelty to horses and a rise in the price of beer.
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Version of The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) See more »

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A Bummer
22 January 2005 | by domino1003See all my reviews

Watching "Return Of The Musketeers" is a depressing affair. First off, Roy Kinner (As Planchet, D'Artangnan's loyal sidekick)died while doing a riding stunt (At least they dedicated the film to him). Second, the film just doesn't capture the glory days of the 2 previous films. Maybe that's the point: you can't go home again. D'Artangnan (Michael York, one of the reasons to try to stick with it.)is still a Musketeer (Although an impoverished one)and is recruited to try to find the remaining Musketeers for one last "All For One, and One for All." This is where the film starts to fall apart. First of all, Richard Chamberlain (As Aramis)is not in the film all that much, the late Oliver Reed (As Athos)looks like he doesn't want to be there, and Frank Finlay (As Porthos)seems to be along for the ride. Second, there is some serious miscasting in the likes of C. Thomas Howell as Raoul, Athos' son. He shouldn't be in this film, because he just seems to drag it down. As does Kim Cattrall as Justine de Winter, the daughter of the late Milady (We miss you, Faye Dunaway!)out for revenge. Stick to the first 2 instead and totally forget this disaster.


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