Three Musketeers

Corrected entry: D'Artagnan says there is no Queen of America when arguing with Porthos; technically the Queen of England would be the Queen of America, since the American colonies were still under British rule when this story takes place.

Correction: The Queen of England was the Empress of America, since the American colonies were part of the British empire. If there had been a Queen of America, she would have been a vassal queen under the rule of the King and Queen of England, and America has never had a vassal monarch of any kind, hence D'Artagnan's argument.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Rochefort is wearing an eyepatch, which means he has no stereoscopic vision. It's hard to imagine that he could be any good at swordplay because he is not able to determine distances of objects, especially fast moving swords.

Correction: Sorry to disappoint you, but there have been historical records of one-eyed swordsmen and even one-eyed archers. Apparently, with enough practice and instinct you can make up for the loss of three-dimensional vision.


Corrected entry: When the Musketeers are disbanded, they throw their swords in a pile on the ground, and their tunics on the fire. However, some of them get a little bit mixed up and throw their tunics on the sword pile.

Correction: It's highly probable that they did that with the intention of retrieving them later. Near the end of the movie, most of the musketeers find out about the assassination plot and pull out musketeer tunics and swords to assist in saving the king. Had all of them thrown their tunics into the fire, there wouldn't be any tunics left for them to pull out right then. Like D'Artagnan, they decided that, although the cardinal disbanded them, they would always be musketeers and always be ready to protect the king.

Corrected entry: Anne wasn't Louis XIV's wife, but his mother. Louis XIV's wife was Maria Theresa.

Correction: The king in the movie isn't Louis XIV: it's Louis XIII, his father. So Anne of Austria is rightly called his wife.


Corrected entry: One of the Musketeers jovially offers to celebrate with a bottle of champagne but champagne hadn't been invented then.

Correction: Wines from the Champagne region in France were already known in the Middle Ages. They became famous not only in France, but in many European countries. It's true that sparkling champagne was invented around 1700, but who says the musketeer was offering just that type of champagne?

Corrected entry: In the scene where Aramis has regained consciousness after being shot by Richelieu, we see his crucifix which stopped the bullet. In one shot Porthos is holding it, in the next Aramis is holding it.

Correction: Aramis is not holding the cross in the next shot. The hand holding the cross is belongs to Porthos. It's hard to tell because Porthos is off screen.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning when the musketeers are disbanded, they all throw their blue uniforms on the fire and toss their swords in a pile. Before the big end fight at the king's birthday, the three musketeers ride around and rally the others. Suddenly, all the musketeers have their blue uniforms and swords stashed and they get them out to go to the fight.

Correction: It is entirely possible they have more than one set of uniforms.

Jack's Revenge

Corrected entry: In the scene where Charlie Sheen is reading the Bible to the young woman in her bed-chamber, he is quoting a very early verse in the book of Genesis. His Bible is open to about the middle, not the beginning.

Correction: It's reasonable to assume a student of the Cardinal that was as pious and devout as Aramis once was would have most of the Bible committed to memory. Given Aramis's frequent quotations from the Bible, while also keeping in mind his frequent "lapses" such as drinking, wenching and so forth, it's also reasonable to assume that Aramis had the relevant passage memorized and was only keeping the Bible open for the appearance of piety.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: When the Musketeers appear to save D'Artagnan from execution, Porthos says "this axe was a gift to me from the Tzarina of Tokyo." Although this lie is a reference to an earlier outrageous claim that he'd made at their first meeting, it would be impossible for him to make it, since Edo was only renamed Tokyo in 1868, and the film takes place some two hundred years before. (00:38:50)

Correction: In historical epics, they use modern place names for the audience's sake, unless it comes directly into the story.

Corrected entry: When all of the Musketeers run down from the stands near the end of the film, right before Athos yells "Save the King!", they all throw off their cloaks, revealing their Musketeer tunics. However, in the angled shots from behind the Musketeers facing the guards, there is a Musketeer in the bottom right corner who does not get his cloak off.

Correction: And how is this a mistake? That musketeer was simply not as coordinated as the others.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the fight scene on the stairs near the end of the movie, the camera shot looks up and there is a security camera mounted up in the corner. (01:29:40)

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Athos: You go back and you tell the Cardinal we will continue to perform our sworn duty, which is to protect the King, and we will use every means within our power to fight him.
Rochefort: Bold words. I look forward to ramming them down your throat.

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Trivia: Paul McGann plays both Girard (the man out to revenge his sister's honor) and the Cardinal's Guard who is killed by D'Artagnan out by the city ruins.

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Question: If Countess de Winter's fleur-de-lis brand is on her left shoulder, how did she manage to keep it hidden from Athos during their entire marriage? Were they never intimate?

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Chosen answer: They were most likely intimate, but until modern times, it was typical for men and woman to always maintain their modesty by never being completely nude in front of someone, even their spouse. The Countess was probably always partially clothed whenever they were intimate. Marital relations were usually confined to the bedroom, in the dark, and after retiring for the night. Aristocratic women also dressed privately, assisted by a lady's maid. At one time, people even bathed while partially clothed. The Countess may also have used some cosmetic treatment to help cover the brand.

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