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The Three Musketeers (1993)

France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal's disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), David Loughery (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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All for one and one for all! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

Austria | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three Musketeers See more »

Filming Locations:

Hofburg, Vienna, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,621,992, 14 November 1993

Gross USA:

$53,898,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,898,845
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

D'Artagnan is saved from beheading by the other Musketeers, who disguise themselves as a priest and headsman. While this scene is not to be found in the original novel The Three Musketeers, there is a similar scene in the sequel, Twenty Years After, in which the four musketeers attempt to save England's King Charles I by disguising themselves as men working on the execution scaffold. See more »

Goofs

When d'Artagnan knocks the assassin from the roof, the assassin's wire is visible during his fall. See more »

Quotes

Cardinal Richelieu: One thousand gold pieces on each of their heads, dead or alive!
[pause]
Cardinal Richelieu: I prefer dead!
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Alternate Versions

Two scenes were cut from the German cinema version to secure a "Not under 12" rating (The murder of the prisoner is cut completely (ca. 13 seconds) and the death of the bald headed man in the prison at the end is shortened (ca. 6 seconds).) Second DVD release is uncut ("Not under 16") and bears the note "Uncut version" on the sleeve. See more »

Connections

Version of Vengeance of the Three Musketeers (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

A l'entrada del temps clar
from TROUBADOURS
Performed by René Clemencic (as Rene Clemencic) & the Clemencic Consort
Recorded by Harmonia Mundi France
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA, Inc.
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Eh Adaptation - Okay Action Flick
11 February 2000 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Nope, it's by no means an accurate adaptation of Dumas' original work. Umm, does nanyone really care? Dumas' plot, while interesting in and of itself to many, is probably not one that many folks who think of "the Three Musketters" could actually _tell_ you.

This movie sets out to more or less capture the feel of such films, rather than the source material itself. In that regard, it's not too badly done. The characters are pretty broadly drawn, but adequate for the younger audience they're aimed at. Sutherland, Platt, and Sheen all seem way too young, but at least the first two are entertaining. Platt in particular manages to steal every scene he's in.

By the same token, Richelieu's character is simplified to "generic bad guy." The King and Queen seem too young as well (although they're represented age may be novelistically and/or historically accurate - again, could most folks really tell you, or care?).

Overall, I'd recommend the movie for some light entertainment, but don't take it too seriously.


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