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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,053,815, 21 October 2001
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The first film the Director Peter Hyams did not work with his usual composer John Debney. Debney had composed the music for Sudden Death, The Relic and End of Days for Hyams. See more »

Goofs

When Planchett throws the explosive up on the platform where the enemy men are, it lands in front of one of the men's boots. In the next shot the explosion is behind them. See more »

Quotes

The Queen: I will die before I help you.
Febre the Man in Black: Well, you wouldn't be the first.
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Connections

Version of The Three Musketeers (1948) See more »

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Fun popcorn muncher
11 December 2013 | by bkbirgeSee all my reviews

I'm a huge Dumas fan and watch every one of the adaptations but I missed this one originally. Just caught it on netflix and it's nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be. Yes, the lead is a little off and there isn't much chemistry between him and Mena Suvari who isn't at her best either. The wire based fight scenes look dated and there are a few scene pacing problems.

But overall this was quite fun. There *is* chemistry between the Queen and D'artagnan thanks to Catherine Deneuve who exudes star quality in every scene she's in. There are some nice performances from most of the character actors, the original 3 musketeers are great, and the humor if not the plot is very in keeping with the book.

I first thought this was a made for TV movie because of the credits at the beginning so I wasn't really expecting much and this definitely beat my expectations. The movie looks good and aside from a few characters most of them seem fairly real, the balance between schtick and too- serious was handled well.

Overall, too many faults to be a classic but definitely enough class and fun to be very entertaining. Recommended for fans of period movies and the tongue in cheek dramedy.


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