The Return of the Musketeers

The Return of the Musketeers

Director: Richard Lester Cast: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay


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Richard Lester returned to his double-barreled successes of the 1970s, The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, with Return of the Musketeers, a film that was inexplicably shelved for several years, making its belated premiere on cable television. Based on Alexandre Dumas's novel Twenty Years Later, the film takes place (appropriately enough) two decades after the death of Milady de Winter. Though Milady may have died, her nefarious schemes have been taken up by her daughter Justine (Kim Cattrall), who maneuvers with the conspiring Cardinal Mazarin (Philippe Noiret) to gain control of the crown through Queen Anne (Geraldine Chaplin). D'Artagnan (Michael York) calls for his old compatriots Porthos (Frank Finlay), Athos (Oliver Reed), and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain) to once again go "one for all and all for one." But complications set in when Athos and Aramis take sides with the crown and Athos' adopted son Raoul (C. Thomas Howell) falls in love in Justine. The film is dedicated to character actor Roy Kinnear who plays Planchet, who died in an equestrian accident during the production.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/2000
UPC: 0096898089937
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael York D'Artagnan
Oliver Reed Athos
Frank Finlay Porthos
C. Thomas Howell Raoul
Richard Chamberlain Aramis
Kim Cattrall Justine de Winter
Philippe Noiret Cardinal Mazarin
Roy Kinnear Planchet
Geraldine Chaplin Queen Anne
Christopher Lee Rochefort
Eusebio Lazaro Duke of Beaufort
Jean-Pierre Cassel Cyrano De Bergerac
David Birkin Louis XIV
Alan Howard Oliver Cromwell
Bill Paterson Charles I
Billy Connolly Caddie
Pat Roach French Executioner
Leon Greene Captain Groslow
Agata Lys Duchesse de Longueville
Bob Todd High Bailiff
Aldo Sambrell Burly Demonstrator
Jack Taylor Gentleman on Horseback
Ricardo Palacios Big Lackey
Luciano Federico Tall Lackey

Technical Credits
Richard Lester Director
Reyes Abades Special Effects
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Freddie Cooper Camera Operator
Michelle de Broca Producer
George MacDonald Fraser Screenwriter
Bernard Lutic Cinematographer
Alfredo Mayo Camera Operator
Gil Parrondo Production Designer
Raul Paton Art Director
Jean-Claude Petit Score Composer
José Antonio Sanchez Makeup
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
John Victor Smith Editor
Mario Sotela Executive Producer
Pierre Spengler Producer

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