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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (original title)
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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

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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Prepare for the Extraordinary 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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Trivia

Both Peta Wilson and Shane West have starred in two different TV series versions of the film " La Femme Nikita". Wilson in the series of the same title and West in an updated version "Nikita"(2010). See more »

Goofs

When Skinner is transmitting his message to Nautilus he reports his heading as "east by northeast." There is no such compass heading. The direction should be either "east northeast," which equates to 067.5 degrees or "east by north," which equates to 078.75 degrees. 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 Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Largo al quadrupede
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(From La Traviata)
By Giuseppe Verdi
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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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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

Gross USA:

$66,465,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,265,204
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2.39 : 1
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