History Film / TheThreeMusketeers1993

15th Jan '18 3:47:35 AM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptedOut: Unlike the book, the Duke of Buckingham is mentioned, but doesn't appear in the film.


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* AdaptationalHeroism: Milady is made to be far more sympathetic than her book counterpart. One of her last deeds is to tell Athos of the Cardinal's plan to assassinate the king.


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* AttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: Girard ends up being chased by the entire musketeer force at the end of the film when he threatens D'Artagnan.


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* BifurcatedWeapon: Porthos encounters a Ninja, who pulls out his katana, then pulls it apart into two swords, and proceeds to show off his sword shuffling skills before attacking. Porthos, of course, mocks his show and cuts a rope holding a grille in place, sending the Ninja below deck.
* BigFun: Porthos is the life of any party and (he claims) quite successful with the ladies.


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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: The film ends with D'Artagnan and all the musketeers chasing off Girard and his men. This is also a BookEnds as D'Artagnan's introduction showed him being chased by Girard and his men.
* ChastityDagger: This is a favorite tactic of Milady DeWinter.


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* DeathbedConfession: Milady tells Athos what she knows about the assassination plot against the King moments before her execution. While the information she shared was not about herself, it was symbolic in her bringing her soul clean and becoming the woman she was when married to Athos.


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* TheDreaded: Played for laughs when some Mooks run into Porthos.
-->'''Mook''': It's Porthos the Pirate!\\
''(A few Mooks scream and run for it)''\\
'''D'Artagnan''': Pirate?\\
'''Porthos''': I told you I was famous.
* DrowningMySorrows: Athos does this.


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* DuelToTheDeath: Between D'Artagnan and Rochefort.


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* ExcuseMeComingThrough: {{Subverted}} when D'Artagnan throws the Cardinal's gold off his coach to the crowd so the crowd blocks the Cardinal's men that are chasing them.


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* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Done with [[BoisterousBruiser Porthos]] riding the chandelier down:
-->''[after dropping a group of the Cardinal's guards with a chandelier]''
-->'''Porthos:''' Did I miss anyone?
-->'''Aramis:''' Congratulations, Porthos. You brought down the house.
-->'''Porthos:''' Oh, drat. I was trying to hit Rochefort.


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* FatalAttraction: The (double) crux of the backstory - Athos married the former Lady de Winter, only to turn her over to the authorities when realizing she'd been condemned for murder - then realizing she probably HAD been innocent - but was, by the time he met her again, guilty of far worse things. [[spoiler:And right after they sorted things out, she DIED. On purpose. To avoid being executed.]]


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* {{Greed}}: Cardinal Richelieu.
-->All for one... and more for me!


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* IntimidationDemonstration: Pothos runs into a Japanese mook who twirls his sword around while shouting a {{Kiai}}. Unimpressed, Pothos mockingly imitates him and then drops him down a TrapDoor.


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* IWantThemAlive: Averted with Cardinal Richelieu declaring a bounty on the titular Musketeers: "One thousand gold pieces on each of their heads, dead or alive!" (Steps away, then returns) "...I prefer dead!"


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* LadyInWaiting: Constance specifically refers to herself as a lady in waiting to the Queen of France.


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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Arthos has a bit of a story about love. It doesn't end well.
* MoneyToThrowAway: The heroes use this ploy to block pursuers, after discovering a great deal of money in the Cardinal's carriage (which they appropriated).
* TheMunchausen: Porthos does this constantly, his claims to fame including such arrant nonsense as his romance with "the Queen of America". However, during a battle on a ship, two of the Bad Guy's Goons recognize him as "Porthos the Pirate!", scream in terror, and jump into the ocean. Porthos's response: "I told you I was famous."


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* PlayingCyrano: D'Artagnan tries to woo a bar wench using words Aramis had previous used. When he messed up twice in the first few lines, he abandons all attempts and favors Porthos's approach


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* PostClimaxConfrontation: After the heroes defeat Cardinal Richelieu and Rochefort and save the King and Queen, they're confronted by a group of thugs who started pursuing D'Artagnan at the beginning of the movie. It's been so long since the audience saw them that their appearance is a surprise.
* PriceOnTheirHead: The Cardinal offers a bounty for the each of the Musketeers after they free D'Artagnan.
-->'''Cardinal Richelieu:''' One thousand gold pieces on each of their heads, dead or alive!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Cardinal Richelieu:''' I prefer dead!
%%* PuppetKing: King Louis.
* QuotingMyself: Aramis recites poetry to a tavern wench. D'Artagnan asks if it's Shakespeare and Aramis replies that it's Aramis.


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* RedHerringShirt: When D'Artagnan is led to the chopping block, two of the execution personnel turn out to be Porthos and Aramis in disguise, and they're there to rescue him with help from Athos (who takes care of the escape transportation by appropriating the Cardinal's carriage).


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* RefugeInAudacity: Cardinal Richelieu tells his EvilPlan to usurp the throne [[SarcasticConfession directly to the king]], then throws in a few more ludicrous (some of which are ''also'' true, or he wishes they were) claims:
-->''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 pigs to dance and horses to fly, and keep the moon carefully hidden within the folds of my robe. Have I forgotten anything?''
** These lines are delivered in Creator/TimCurry's delightful sneer, from which anyone should ''run like the wind''.
* RegentForLife: Cardinal Richelieu has elements of this. (Not so in the book, where he is an EvilChancellor but Louis XIII is already grown up.)


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* SecondPersonAttack: After Rochefort knocks D'artagnan off his horse, the guards surround him and he looks up. Cue a fist flying down at the camera. Pow!
* SeeYouInHell: A variant appears as the group splits up:
-->'''Aramis''': See you in Calais!
-->'''Athos''': Or hell!
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Used when Rochefort skewers a hapless thief in the Bastille's dungeons.


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* SoftWater: Averted. Milady throws herself off a cliff rather than suffer a beheading. Given the rocks in the water below, the distance, and the obvious reactions of the witnesses, it was a real death.


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* StealthHiBye: D'Artagnan plays it straight. Complete with open window.
* TakeTheWheel: Athos orders D'Artagnan to take the reins of the carriage they're driving so that he can start drinking.


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* WarriorPoet: D'Artagnan gets the Musketeers to like him by tossing out a one-liner.
-->'''D'Artagnan''': I may not wear the tunic, but I believe I have the heart of a Musketeer.
-->'''Porthos''': Warrior.
-->'''Aramis''': Poet.
15th Jan '18 2:56:06 AM ClintEastwood
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* InNameOnly: Aside from the character names, the film has virtually nothing in common with the book, going so far as to have an entirely different plot.



* JerkAss: D'Artagnan is pretty rude and obnoxious to start off with.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: D'Artagnan is pretty rude and obnoxious to start off with.
13th Aug '17 7:16:28 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Rochefort repeats it sarcastically when announcing the corp is being disolved. The Cardinal accuses him later of trying to start a riot.
9th Jul '17 7:54:35 AM SinDustries
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''(to Aramis after a particularly hard turn, spilling wine on his tunic)''\\
'''Porthos''': That's it. Next time, you drive.\\

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'''Porthos''': That's it. Next time, you drive.\\
9th Jul '17 7:53:10 AM SinDustries
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''(to Aramis after a particularly hard turn, spilling wine on his tunic)''
'''Porthos''': That's it. Next time, you drive.

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''(to Aramis after a particularly hard turn, spilling wine on his tunic)''
tunic)''\\
'''Porthos''': That's it. Next time, you drive.\\
9th Jul '17 7:51:16 AM SinDustries
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''(to Aramis after a particularly hard turn, spilling wine on his tunic)''
'''Porthos''': That's it. Next time, you drive.
9th Jul '17 7:42:29 AM SinDustries
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** If you value your life, do not question the Musketeers' loyalty to the King in front of Athos. As well, do not make light of a man's duty to God, or abuse your station as a Man of the Cloth, in front of Aramis.

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** If you value your life, do not question the Musketeers' loyalty to the King in front of Athos. As well, do not make light of a man's duty to God, or abuse your station as a Man of the Cloth, in front of Aramis. As well, Porthos really doesn't like it when you make light of his fame. Granted, we only get the slightest hint that he actually is as famous as he claims, but he nonetheless becomes very murderous the second you accuse him of lying about any of it.
9th Jul '17 7:24:35 AM SinDustries
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* AdaptationNameChange: Milady's real name is changed from Anne to Sabine. Though in the book "Anne" was probably also an alias.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Milady's real name is changed from Anne to Sabine. Though in the book "Anne" was probably also an alias. Also, the Queen of France is named Anne in the movie, so it saves on confusion.
7th Jun '17 1:55:59 PM Linda58
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* DrunkDriver: Defied (it is a Disney movie). When Athos takes a bottle of '24 Cabernet, he makes a point to hand the reigns to D'Artagnan before he starts drinking.
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