* HeReallyCanAct: Years before Hollywood would finally start to take him seriously as an actor, Leonardo DiCaprio rather convincingly played both the kind and pure Phillipe and the incredibly vicious Louis.
* HilariousInHindsight: Fresh off ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' where he was THE KING OF THE WOOOORLD, [=DiCaprio=] is now just the King of France. In fact, the movie opened while ''Titanic'' was still in theaters.
* LargeHam:
** Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Gérard Depardieu seem to have been in a scenery-devouring contest.
--->If the King harms my son merely to take a lover, then THIS KING BECOMES MY ENEMY!\\\
I am PORTHOS! And I FIGHT THE KING!
** Leo also gets into the act:
--->It's JUDGMENT DAY!\\\
As for you, back to the prison you fear and into the mask you hate. WEAR IT UNTIL YOU LOVE IT! And then die in it.
* {{Narm}}:
** Arguably the [[NarmCharm main appeal]] of the movie as a whole.
** D'Artagnan's "To love you is treason against France. Not to love you is treason... against my heart."
** Christine's verdant eyebrows. They look like little mice on her forehead!
* RetroactiveRecognition: Then-unknown Peter Sarsgaard as Athos' doomed son.