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The Three Musketeers (1993)

France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal's disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), David Loughery (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Aramis
Kiefer Sutherland ... Athos
Chris O'Donnell ... D'Artagnan
Oliver Platt ... Porthos
Tim Curry ... Cardinal Richelieu
Rebecca De Mornay ... Countess D'Winter
Gabrielle Anwar ... Queen Anne
Michael Wincott ... Rochefort
Paul McGann ... Girard / Jussac
Julie Delpy ... Constance
Hugh O'Conor ... King Louis
Christopher Adamson ... Henri
Philip Tan ... Parker
Erwin Leder ... Peasant
Axel Anselm Axel Anselm ... Musketeer
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Storyline

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. Written by TheLogicalGhost

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A place of betrayal. The fate of a king. A time for heroes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/violence and some brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

Austria | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three Musketeers See more »

Filming Locations:

Hofburg, Vienna, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,621,992, 14 November 1993

Gross USA:

$53,898,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,898,845
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul McGann plays two different roles in the movie Girard and Jussac. See more »

Goofs

When D'Artagnan jumps down from the carriage to unhitch the horses, he throws the reins forward over the nearest horse's back. A few moments later Porthos grabs the reins which are now resting on the driver's seat, and throws them forward again. See more »

Quotes

King Louis: Your Eminence, I have heard some troubling rumors about you.
Cardinal Richelieu: There are so many to choose from.
King Louis: Betrayal.
Cardinal Richelieu: Ah, yes. That is usually the first. Let me see if I remember it correctly. While the English attack from without, the wicked Cardinal undermines from within, forging a secret alliance with Buckingham and placing himself on the throne. But really, Your Majesty, why stop there. I have heard much more festive variations. I make oaths with pagan gods, seduce the queen in her own chamber, teach ...
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Alternate Versions

Two scenes were cut from the German cinema version to secure a "Not under 12" rating (The murder of the prisoner is cut completely (ca. 13 seconds) and the death of the bald headed man in the prison at the end is shortened (ca. 6 seconds).) Second DVD release is uncut ("Not under 16") and bears the note "Uncut version" on the sleeve. See more »

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Version of M.K.3 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

A l'entrada del temps clar
from TROUBADOURS
Performed by René Clemencic (as Rene Clemencic) & the Clemencic Consort
Recorded by Harmonia Mundi France
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA, Inc.
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Lighthearted version of the Dumas' classic with a good cast, especially Oliver Platt & Michael Wincott who steal the movie with inspiring performances.
18 September 2018 | by DeuceWild_77See all my reviews

Produced by Walt Disney Studios and loosely based on the Alexandre Dumas père epic 'cloak and sword' romance novel, "The Three Musketeers" is a lighthearted action / adventure flick plenty of humor with a good cast of (then) young stars, some of them coming from previous collaborations such as "Young Guns" or "Flatliners".

Director Stephen Herek ("Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"; "The Mighty Ducks") and the screenwriter David Loughery ("Dreamscape"; "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier") gave it a modern twist to some of the dialogue and situations and the result is a fresh take on an all time classic, a 'popcorn flick' that entertains without insulting the audience.

The characters are colorful enough; the humor works; the pace is frantic and the action sequences are mostly, well done, the movie never gets boring and the cast delivers appropriate performances, from the over the top cheesy villain of "Mr. Rocky Horror Picture Show", Tim Curry as the malevolent Cardinal Richelieu to the more serious in tone, but way effective, Rebecca De Mornay as Milady de Winter.

Chris O'Donnell & Gabrielle Anwar, fresh from their breakthrough roles alongside Al Pacino in Martin Brest's "Scent of a Woman", play respectively D'Artagnan and Queen Anne of Austria, with Hugh O'Connor (the young Christy Brown in "My Left Foot") as her husband, King Louis XIII of France. O'Donnell displays well on-screen the reckless Gascon who dreams to be an honored Musketeer like his late father.

Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland, together again after "Young Guns", play the (not so) religious Aramis and the regretful Athos, with Oliver Platt stealing all the Three Musketeers' scenes as the flamboyant 'bon-vivant', Porthos. Sheen got the top billing due to his star status back in '93, but his character is the emptiest in story arc and the Musketeer with less screentime (and less memorable, too).

Michael Wincott, forever the 'baddie' ("Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves"; "The Crow"; "1492 - Conquest of Paradise") is once again, excellent portraying an evil character as Captain Rochefort.

Julie Delpy's role as Constance is too small for even get some consideration and Paul McGann in the dual role of the D'Artagnan's fellow Gascon with a feud, Girard and one of the Cardinal's guards, De Jussac plays both differently as if it were not the same actor.

In short, if a viewer wants to watch a more sober, closer to the book and much longer adaptation of this all time classic, should check the Salkind's produced epics of the 70's directed by Richard Lester and starred by Michael York as D'Artagnan; Oliver Reed as Athos; Richard Chamberlain as Aramis; Faye Dunaway as Milady De Winter and Charlton Heston as the Cardinal, if not, and just want to spend less than 2 hours of pure escapism, this version is the one to get.

Fans of movies such as "Young Guns", "The Rocketeer", "The Mummy" or "The Mask of Zorro" will appreciate this unpretentious, but entertaining flick.


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