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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

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In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

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Stephen Norrington

Writers:

Alan Moore (comic books), Kevin O'Neill (comic books) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Allan Quatermain
Naseeruddin Shah ... Captain Nemo
Peta Wilson ... Mina Harker
Tony Curran ... Rodney Skinner
Stuart Townsend ... Dorian Gray
Shane West ... Tom Sawyer
Jason Flemyng ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde
Richard Roxburgh ... M
Max Ryan ... Dante
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Sanderson Reed
David Hemmings ... Nigel
Terry O'Neill ... Ishmael
Rudolf Pellar ... Draper
Robert Willox Robert Willox ... Constable Dunning
Robert Orr Robert Orr ... Running Officer
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Storyline

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom". This "League" comprises seafarer and inventor Captain Nemo, vampire Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the comic book version, Mina Harker (who refers to herself by her maiden name, Mina Murray) does not have vampiric abilities. The only reference to her past are large scars from bite marks on her neck, which are hidden by a scarf. Additionally, she is the League's leader, the one who is responsible for recruiting the other members. See more »

Goofs

After the fight in Dorian's library in which Mina has dispatched her victim in true vampiric manner, she opens and uses a compact mirror to aid in cleaning the blood from her face. Vampires are not reflected in mirrors, however she could be looking at her teammates behind her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sanderson Reed: [to coachman] Don't... wander... off.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo fades into a sign on the London skyline. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the Swedish release, approximately 33 seconds were cut from various violent scenes in order to receive an 11 certification. See more »

Connections

References Iced (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Promenade by the Sea
Score lyrics written by Victoria Seale
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It's a fun movie don't take it too seriously though.
25 December 2003 | by brad12d3See all my reviews

One of the biggest complaints people seem to make about movies is it's unbelievability. I am a huge movie buff, and I can't help but to critique a movie while I am watching it. Now if I am watching a movie that is supposed to be based on a true story or is meant to depict real situations.. or really anything that is meant to be taken seriously, I will be very picky about details and how it was done. However, I understand that there are movies that are made strictly to be fun. L.O.E.G. is not Schindler's List, it is meant to be entertaining.. (eye candy as some would put it), so to say that you didn't like it because the plot or simply the things they did or had were unbelievable seems very strange to me considering that it is based on some of the most unbelievable but well liked fictional characters we have known. So it is believable that an invisible man, a vampire, a man that can suddenly change physical form to become a giant beast joining forces with a few other people included is believable,... but giving them extraordinary technology and putting them in extraordinary situations is going to far? If you don't like these kind of movies then don't watch them.... I however do enjoy watching movies with cool special effects, as well as the more serious and artistic films. The movie delivered what it was meant to deliver, and that is some very stunning visuals,... come on really,.. what did you expect? League is a fun movie to watch, it's not going to be nominated for Best Picture or anything like that, but if your looking to escape reality and experience a quite stunning fantasy world with some pretty cool characters then you might rent it. Not too bad.


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Release Date:

11 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LXG: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,075,892, 13 July 2003

Gross USA:

$66,465,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,265,204
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