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The Musketeer (2001)

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Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novels) (as Alexandre Dumas père), Gene Quintano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... The Queen
Mena Suvari ... Francesca Bonacieux
Stephen Rea ... Cardinal Richelieu
Tim Roth ... Febre the Man in Black
Justin Chambers ... D'Artagnan
Bill Treacher ... Bonacieux
Daniel Mesguich ... King Louis XIII
David Schofield ... Rochefort, Richelieu Henchman
Nick Moran ... Aramis
Steve Speirs ... Porthos
Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp ... Athos
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Lord Buckingham
Michael Byrne ... Treville, Head of the Musketeers
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Planchet
Tsilla Chelton ... Madame Lacross
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Storyline

In 17th century Paris, a dashing swordsman named D'Artagnan finds himself at odds with the powerful forces taking over France. He sets out to avenge the murder of his parents and finds his country cleaved by chaos and civil unrest. His heart softens only for Francesca, a fiery peasant girl who claims D'Artagnan's heart on sight. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action violence and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Media 8 Entertainment | Official site | See more »

Country:

Germany | Luxembourg | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D'Artagnan See more »

Filming Locations:

Midi-Pyrénées, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,312,740, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:

$27,073,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,533,802
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

D'Artagnan did really exist. His name was Charles de Batz and was called D'Artagnan when he arrived in Paris probably because he was coming from the south-west of France (where the movie was partly shot) and where is the little city of Artagnan. See more »

Goofs

Exploding artillery rounds were not used until around 1785. See more »

Quotes

[the four musketeers are observing the stronghold where Cardinal Richelieu's army is entrenched]
Athos: We'll take them by surprise!
D'Artagnan: Yes... they're expecting an army...
Aramis: Oh! Perhaps we shall not disappoint them!
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Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Kung Fu Musketeers just don't seem to cut it...
1 July 2005 | by moviemanMASee all my reviews

The Musketeer really did the novel it was based upon no justice what so ever. The movie had incredible stunts and great fights...if you were in the Matrix. These fights are the only reason I give this movie a rating of four.

There is no acting what so ever. Tim Roth, although he can play a great villain, he shows barely any emotion. Justin Chambers is the same way. I'm sure he didn't perform those stunts such as the ridiculous scene where he is pictured jumping from saddle to saddle across moving horses.

This movie brings nothing to the table except fancy martial arts. Keep in mind this takes place in old France. I don't recall the Musketeer's learning how to fight while rolling across wooden wine barrels.

If you are desperate for a fight scene, be my guest. There are certainly some good fights going on in this picture. Everything in between is just a joke. The Musketeer is not the worst movie ever made, but it's far from great.


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