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The Three Musketeers (1993)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »

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Stephen Herek

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), David Loughery (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Aramis
Kiefer Sutherland ... Athos
Chris O'Donnell ... D'Artagnan
Oliver Platt ... Porthos
Tim Curry ... Cardinal Richelieu
Rebecca De Mornay ... Countess D'Winter
Gabrielle Anwar ... Queen Anne
Michael Wincott ... Rochefort
Paul McGann ... Girard / Jussac
Julie Delpy ... Constance
Hugh O'Conor ... King Louis
Christopher Adamson ... Henri
Philip Tan ... Parker
Erwin Leder ... Peasant
Axel Anselm Axel Anselm ... Musketeer
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. Written by TheLogicalGhost

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king | pirate | priest | sword | guard | See All (174) »

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A place of betrayal. The fate of a king. A time for heroes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/violence and some brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

Austria | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los tres mosqueteros See more »

Filming Locations:

Hofburg, Vienna, Austria See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$53,898,845
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Tim Curry plays a role previously played by Charlton Heston, something he would do again a few years later in Muppet Treasure Island (1996). See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Athos and Rocheforte in the end battle scene, Rocheforte is wearing a sword sheath. Athos knocks him down, and when he rises to begin fighting D'Artagnian in the next shot, the sheath and belt are missing. See more »

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D'Artagnan: The Cardinal! We have to hurry!
Porthos: You two have a date?
D'Artagnan: No, it's the Cardinal! He's conspiring against the King!
Aramis: Tell us something we don't know.
D'Artagnan: He sent a messenger with a secret treaty to a man named Buckingham.
Porthos: The Duke of Buckingham?
D'Artagnan: Do you know him?
Aramis: He rules England the way the Cardinal rules France.
D'Artagnan: There's a ship called the Persephone. It's waiting in Calais to take the messenger to England. It sails Tuesday, midnight.
Porthos: If we get that treaty, we can prove the Cardinal guilty of treason.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.213 (2011) See more »

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All For Love
Performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange (as Robert John "Mutt" Lange) and Michael Kamen
Produced by Chris Thomas, Bryan Adams and David Nicholas
Bryan Adams and Sting appear courtesy of A&M Records
Rod Stewart appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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A fun film, if nothing else.
8 September 2002 | by Skeletors_HoodSee all my reviews

First and foremost, if you have read the Dumas book, then you realize that this movie doesn't resemble the novel in the slightest. The only thing that this movie got right was the names of the characters!

However, I am a big advocate in saying that you should never compare a movie back to its book, and I use this movie as an example. This story has been "Disney-fied" so that it can be called a family film. If you read the book, a true adaptation would not be family entertainment. Disney changed everything that they do. Read the Tarzan novel and compare to the cartoon. BIG changes there. The Little Mermaid. How convenient that Disney left out the fact that Ariel dies at the end of the story.

But what we should judge is the end result. This movie is still entertaining, despite having nothing to do with its literary influence. The characters are portrayed with the same attributes that they have in the book. For instance, D'Artagnan, while very duty bound and honorable, is young and headstrong, and prone to impulsive decisions that will help him to prove his skill and worth. Porthos is self serving and self praising, very vain and cocky, yet has a lust for the finer things in life. Aramis is humble and religious, but very skilled and intelligent, making him a very formidable soldier, yet he also loves the finer things in life. And Athos loves his wine, trying to bury himself in a alcoholic haze to hide the pain that he suffered in losing the love of his life. All of these come through in the movie, and all of the actors were great in performing them.

As far as the story is concerned, Disney likes things black and white, good vs evil. And so, the story changes to make the Cardinal a power hungry man with his own interests in mind. He wasn't like that in the book or in real life, but he was underhanded, and Tim Curry does another great job as the villain that he steals the show.

Overall, a great and enjoyable movie, worth watching with the family.


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