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The Avengers (1998)

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Two British agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.

Director:

Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)

Writers:

Sydney Newman (television series The Avengers), Don MacPherson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... John Steed
Uma Thurman ... Dr. Emma Peel
Sean Connery ... Sir August de Wynter
Patrick Macnee ... Invisible Jones (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Mother
Fiona Shaw ... Father
Eddie Izzard ... Bailey
Eileen Atkins ... Alice
John Wood ... Trubshaw
Carmen Ejogo ... Brenda
Keeley Hawes ... Tamara
Shaun Ryder ... Donavan
Nicholas Woodeson ... Dr. Darling
Michael Godley Michael Godley ... Butler
Richard Lumsden ... Boodle's Porter
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Storyline

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August. Written by John Hawkinson <jhawk@mit.edu>

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When evil reigns, it takes two to weather the storm. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los vengadores See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,305,957, 16 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,322,832, 4 October 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,500,000
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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As well as Mrs. Peel, scriptwriter Don MacPherson intentionally drew on elements of Cathy Gale, her predecessor on the original series, for his updating. See more »

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Wheen Steed is searching for Mrs Peel in the corridors under "The Ministry" he runs along a long corridor and halts and turns left but where he stops to turn, it is very obvious that the long continuing corridor is merely a painted on illusion to give the appearance of a corridor stretching on in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Sir August de Winter: A man with an umbrella is a man praying for rain.
John Steed: And a man without one is a fool.
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Alternate Versions

UK DVD Z1 15873 does not feature Eddie Izzard opening his knife in his final fight - footage cut but present in other versions. The shot of the knife being opened is replaced by a reaction shot of Emma that is not featured in versions that have the knife opening. As a result the different versions do not have a different running time as the action goes back perfectly in sync after this moment. See more »

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STORM
Written by Bruce Woolley, Chris Elliott, Marius De Vries, Betsy Cook,
Andy Caine
Produced by Marius De Vries, Bruce Woolley, Chris Elliott
Performed by Grace Jones with The Radio Science Orchestra
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4 February 2000 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

I wasn't all that interested in watching this movie, but I decided to anyway since it was one of the only ones that week there that I hadn't seen yet. I should've saw one of the others. I don't even remember what they are now, but it doesn't matter. I am pretty sure that THE AVENGERS is the worst movie of the decade and one of my least favorite movies of all time.

John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) and Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) team up to stop Sir August de Wynter (Sean Connery) from destroying the planet with a weather-changing machine. I won't go into the plot too deeply, because it's just plain stupid.

The acting in this movie was not very good. Ralph Fiennes and Fiona Shaw (Father) play two of the most annoying characters in any movies that I have ever seen. The constant unwitty one-liners between Fiennes and Thurman is very annoying. Sean Connery is at his worst here. I was disappointed in him, because he is a great actor who doesn't belong in this movie. Sir August de Wynter? Just the name of the character alone should tell you much.

There was, however, one thing that was good about this movie. That would be Uma Thurman in her tight leather. I am absolutely in love with Uma Thurman, and I don't think she belonged in this film, but I am pretty sure seeing her wearing those catsuits were the only thing that kept me from having to eat my own legs and drink my own urine to survive this movie.

Maybe you'll think I'm exaggerating a bit, but I found this movie to be boring and annoying. I recommend that it be avoided at all costs.


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