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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

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Alan Moore (comic books), Kevin O'Neill (comic books) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 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/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress 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/Mr. Hyde. Written by Anonymous

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From the Director of Blade See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany | Czech Republic | UK

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

11 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LXG: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,075,892, 13 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,465,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,265,204
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the comic book version of The League, 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

When the League are seeing Mina Harker bite her first victim in the library, the shot of Dorian Gray close up is reversed. His hair is parted the wrong way over his head. See more »

Quotes

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

In the original theatrical release, during the opening credits when Alan Moore's credit first begins to appear on screen, it reads "Based on the COMIC BOOK by Alan Moore" but suddenly changes to "Based on the GRAPHIC NOVEL by Alan Moore". 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

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Flaming Moe (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Son of Africa
Score lyrics written by Joseph Shabalala
Score vocal performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo appears courtesy of Gallo Records Company
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User Reviews

Unexpected originality....
14 July 2003 | by TheQuaid2KSee all my reviews

For those of you who agree with me in that your main stream critics are basically worthless, a person with a thing called "imagination" is required.

I had my reservations about this film from the beginning. Was this going to be another Highland part III?

But to my astonishment this movie turned about to be great. Here are a group of characters who you would never see together. These characters have a well defined existence in the root of many of our classic novels and such.

Each of them at-odds with own demons, yet working together for a common good.

I recommend this to any body who has imagination and who doesn't "literally" take a movies premise word for word from its original reference.


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