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''The Three Musketeers'' is a 1993 film produced by [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] and very loosely based on the novel ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' by Creator/AlexandreDumas. It stars Chris O'Donnell as D'Artagnan, Creator/KieferSutherland, Creator/CharlieSheen and Oliver Platt as the three Musketeers, Creator/TimCurry as the villainous Cardinal Richelieu, and Rebecca De Mornay as Milady de Winter.

D'Artagnan is on his quest to becoming a Musketeer. During his quest he joins the three titular Musketeers in their own quest to stop a plot against the young King. This adaptation greatly simplifies and alters the story.

The relationship between Athos and AntiVillain Milady de Winter is altered to make the two characters more sympathetic.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AdaptationNameChange: Milady's real name is changed from Anne to Sabine. Though in the book "Anne" was probably also an alias.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** The Duke of Buckingham, while still technically an enemy of France, is an honorable man in the original book.
** Richelieu is far more villainous than the WellIntentionedExtremist AntiVillain he was in the book, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade not to mention history.]]
** Rochefort, TheDragon, gets no major development, and is killed off at the end of the film. This is despite his starting off as a WorthyOpponent who experiences DefeatMeansFriendship. He is killed in the second novel by D'Artagnan, but on accident, with some mourning afterwards.
** [[AdaptationalHeroism Inverted]] with Milady, who was more villainous and less sympathetic than she is in the movie. [[spoiler:She helps the Musketeers by giving them the information they need to save the king]].
* AncestralWeapon: D'Artagnan's sword belonged to his father. Part of his quest is getting it back from [[TheDragon Rochefort]].
* AwardBaitSong: "All For Love", sung by RodStewart, [[ThePolice Sting]] and Music/BryanAdams, who co-wrote it.
* BetaCouple: In an odd way, the king and queen act as this when compared to her lady-in-waiting Constance and D'Artagnan.
* BookSafe: Aramis (who trained to be a priest) at one point pulls a pistol out of a hollowed-out Bible and shoots one of the Cardinal's guards with it.
* BadassCreed: "All for one and one for all!"
* BandOfBrothers: Their BadassCreed is more than just a creed. It's their very lives.
* BerserkButton: Do not diss D'Artagnan's father. Do NOT diss D'Artagnan's father.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Milady throws herself off the cliff instead of being beheaded.
* BlondesAreEvil: Milady de Winter.
* BoisterousBruiser: Porthos, the Pirate.
* BrickJoke:
** "The axe was a gift to me from the Czarina of Tokyo."
** Also from Porthos: "Told you I was famous."
* BurningTheFlag: As the Musketeer corps is disbanded and the Cardinal's guards ask what to do with the Musketeer flag, Rouchefort tells his men to burn it.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Austria plays France.
* CampGay: Girard, who even ScreamsLikeALittleGirl.
* TheCavalry: The other Musketeers in the final act.
* TheChessmaster: Cardinal Richelieu, of course.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The king is portrayed this way (as well as something of a WideEyedIdealist), easily manipulated by Richelieu because of his piety and having to turn to his equally young though much more savvy queen for assistance in navigating the murky political waters of the court. There are indications he isn't quite as naive as he seems and is aware of the manipulations going on, but he still seems fairly helpless and uncertain how to escape them and become an assertive king until he is bolstered by the queen's advice (and inspired by the examples of the Musketeers and D'Artagnan).
* CleanCut: When Richelieu dispatches Rochefort to take care of the Three Musketeers, Rochefort slashes his sword across the top of a candelabra. The candles are undisturbed until, one by one, Rochefort nudges the cleanly-severed tops of the candles off, each accompanied by the names of his enemies.
* CrashIntoHello: This is how d'Artagnan first meets Athos and Porthos, resulting in him being challenged to two duels.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathByAdaptation:
** Rochefort is killed in a climatic duel with d'Artagnan. In the original book he survives to be fought and killed in one of the sequels.
** D'Artagnan's father is alive in the book.
* DemotedToExtra: Constance has hardly any screentime, and basically only exists to [[spoiler:throw D'Artagnan his sword at the end.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath:
** D'Artagnan fights one of the Cardinal's men on top of some ruins, and knocks him off to his death.
** Lady De Winter, the femme fatale, chooses to fling herself off a cliff rather than suffer a beheading.
** Later in the film D'Artganan surprises the King's assassin on the palace roof, and the fight ends with the assassin getting a crossbow bolt to the heart and falling to the ground below.
** Averted with Rochefort's death; he is clearly stabbed and dies in full view of the audience.
* TheDragon: Rochefort to Richelieu.
* DramaticIrony:
** D'Artagnan comes to Paris to join the Musketeers...right as they are being disbanded by order of Richelieu.
** D'Artagnan, after overhearing of the assassination plot with the Duke of Buckingham, rushes off to warn the other Musketeers and the King, only to collapse from exhaustion on the road and is rescued by Milady de Winter. He then tells her everything he overheard to obtain her help in stopping the horrible scheme...completely unaware, thanks to the hooded cloak the courier had worn when meeting with Richelieu, that she ''was'' the courier.
* {{Fanservice}}: The D'Artagnan/[=DeWinter=] scene is shot with the emphasis on Chris O'Donnell's shirtless chest for the girls/moms and Rebecca [=DeMornay=]'s cleavage for the boys/dads.
* {{Flynning}}: Pretty much every fight, but Platt and Wincott above all others.
* FollowTheLeader: This movie was made only two years after ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', and some similarities can be drawn. A lot of ArtisticLicense is taken with the source material and history, and there is the same updated-for-the-90s sensibility. Tim Curry subs in for Creator/AlanRickman for resident [[LaughablyEvil hilarious]] [[LargeHam hammy]] baddie, and Michael Wincott (formerly Guy of Gisbourne) returns as the top henchman. Finally, Music/BryanAdams is back for the AwardBaitSong (co-written by Michael Kamen, who scored both movies).
* FreudianThreat: When Cardinal Richelieu starts making advances on Lady [=DeWinter=] she pulls a knife and holds it to his crotch. Richelieu warns that he can have her executed with "a snap of [his] fingers" to which she replies, "And with a flick of my wrist I could change your religion"; he laughs and backs off.
* GiantMook: The deformed guard the Three Musketeers fight in the dungeons when pursuing the fleeing Richelieu.
* GiveMeASword: How D'Artagnan wins his fight against Rochefort, when Constance slides it to him.
* GlobalIgnorance: Porthos claims certain items were gifts from non-existent royalty (sash from the ''"Queen of America"'', an axe from the ''"Czarina of Tokyo"''....).
* GracefulLoser: Oddly enough, [[spoiler:Rochefort accepts his death, admitting that he was wrong about D'Artagnan not being musketeer material.]]
* ILikeThoseOdds: The Musketeers comment amongst themselves that five soldiers against the three of them is hardly fair. D'Artagnan, CompletelyMissingThePoint, tries to point out that there's four of them.
--> '''Porthos:''' Five of them, three of us. hardly seems fair.
--> '''Aramis:''' Maybe we should give them a chance to surrender
* IronicEcho: Richelieu, during one of his more smarmy scenes, echoes (but twists) the Musketeers' BadassCreed: "All for one...[[{{Greed}} and more for me]]!" Used in many a trailer.
* LandInTheSaddle: Done early in the film, as part of a chase scene. It also included the stock parody of one of the characters missing the horse.
* LargeHam:
** The Cardinal, but since Creator/TimCurry plays him, it's to be expected.
** Oliver Platt as Porthos. Like Tim Curry, he seems to be there just for the fun of ChewingTheScenery.
* LeaveHimToMe: Rochefort says "He's mine!" to his Cardinal's Guard troops before charging D'Artagnan.
* LetMeTellYouAStory: "Love? Let me tell you about love."
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: With the exception of Creator/KieferSutherland, nobody bothers to pronounce "D'Artagnan" the French way. Especially jarring because Kiefer insists on doing so anyway.
* ObviouslyEvil: The Cardinal is played by Creator/TimCurry. Enough said really.
* OffWithHerHead: What almost happened to de Winter before Athos stopped it. But she kills herself anyway, after revealing the Cardinal's plan.
* OhCrap: In the final scene, Girad again tries to demand satisfaction from D'Artagnan, only to realize he's made a de facto challenge to ''the entire musketeer corps''.
* PocketProtector: Aramis is shot, but his crucifix stops the bullet. From this he quips, "See? There is a God!"
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Milady
* RedShirtArmy: One of the most literal examples of this trope with the Cardinal's guards.
* RunningGag: Girard and his men, pursuing D'Artagnan to defend the honor of his sister.
* SarcasticConfession: When the king ventures to confront Cardinal Richelieu about the rumors of his betrayal, the Cardinal sarcastically rattles off the entire list of his misdeeds and treacherous plans, spicing it up with "more festive variations" involving teaching pigs to dance and horses to fly, and hiding the moon in his robes. The king's misgivings are thus (temporarily) disarmed.
* ScaredOfWhatsBehindYou: When the three guys that have been looking to fight D'Artagnan throughout the movie finally confront him at the end of the film, they suddenly scream and run away, because the ''entire Musketeer corp'' comes to back D'Artagnan and starts chasing the three guys.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Constance dies less.
* ThereIsAGod: Aramis says "See? There is a God," after TheReveal that [[PocketProtector his cross stopped the Cardinal's bullet]] and saved his life.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Porthos and Aramis are this in the movie. While Athos is dark and broody, they're much more snarky, and their roles are more comic-relief than plot-important.
* TheUnreveal: We're never told exactly why Aramis went from being one of the Cardinal's students to having a vendetta against him.
* YouKilledMyFather: D'Artagnan to Rochefort.
* YouRemindMeOfX: "You, boy, are arrogant, hot-tempered, and entirely too bold. I like that, you remind me of me."
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