The Three Musketeers (1993 film)

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The Three Musketeers is a 1993 film about three Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - who, after the Musketeers are disbanded, join a young would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: kill King Louis and form an alliance with England by way of the mysterious Milady DeWinter.

Directed by Stephen Herek. Written by David Loughery, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
All for one and one for all! taglines


  • [After meeting, and somehow offending, each of the Three Musketeers] Three duels in one day...
  • I may not wear the tunic, but I believe I have the heart of a Musketeer.
  • [after Porthos saves him] It's about time!


  • [to Rochefort] You go back and you tell the Cardinal, that 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.
  • The Count was crushed. The woman he loved, his bride, had betrayed him. She'd lied to him. When she came to, she swore that she'd been falsely accused of these crimes, but he didn't believe her; he rejected her for her lies and for her past. Then he banished her from his province. When the guards came to take her away to be executed, she... she was still professing her undying love. Soon after, the Count realized how much she had meant to him, but it was too late. His betrayal was far greater than hers could ever have been. He gave up his title, his land, everything he believed in, never to be seen or heard from again, all because of love.
  • [Rallying the Musketeers against the Cardinal's Guard] Save the king!


  • This sash was a gift to me from the Queen of America.
  • This axe was a gift to me from the Czarina of Tokyo.
  • I told you I was famous.
  • Whoo! God, I love my work!
  • You, boy, are arrogant, hot-tempered, and entirely too bold. I like that. It reminds me of me.
  • [To Rochefort] Rochefort... isn't that a smelly kind of a cheese?
  • Aha! The Cardinal's sacred snack chamber!
  • For a chase, the Cardinal recommends his excellent '24 Cabnernet. [To D'Artagnan] You can't have any, you're too young.
  • The picnic was delicious. The champagne was excellent, remind me to send the Cardinal a note.
  • That's it. [to Aramis] Next time you drive.
  • Ooh, a lively tune... I'm inspired to dance!
  • Come, D'Artagnan, we're saving the king!
  • [To D'Artagnan] Go home. Find a wench. Raise fat babies and have a good, long life.


  • [after falling on D'Artagnan] Ah, thank you. You broke my fall perfectly. I do apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Fear not, my son, I am with you, always... all for one... and one for all.
  • [about the Cardinal] Is he a man of God or a man of gold?
  • D'Artagnan! Would you be so kind as to redistribute this wealth! [D'Artagnan looks at him, confused] Throw the coins, lad, people are hungry! [D'Artagnan throws the coins out of the carriage on to the street, where people rush to pick them up] Well done!
  • [to Cardinal Richeleiu] You will never harm another soul ever again. My promise to God.

Cardinal Richelieu

  • All for one... and more for me.
  • Remember, Kings come and Kings go but one thing remains the same. And that is me.
  • [to Rochefort] An impressive performance. I especially admired that last touch. All for one and one for all. If I didn't know better I should have thought you wanted them to riot.
  • I trust, Captain Rochefort, that you are doing everything in your power to rid us of these rebels. Don't let having only one eye impair your vision. The loss of the other could be most... inconvenient.
  • One thousand gold pieces on each of their heads, dead or alive! [pause] I prefer dead.
  • [after King Louis tells him he has heard rumors of the Cardinal's betrayal] Ah, yes. That is usually the first. But really, your majesty, why stop there. There are so 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... [smiles] and keep the moon carefully hidden within the folds of my robe. Have I forgotten anything?
  • [about MiLady DeWinter] A remarkable woman. The most beautiful I've ever known... and the deadliest. Which would explain my attraction.


  • By joint edict of His Majesty King Louis XIII and His Eminence Cardinal Richelieu, the Musketeers are officially disbanded.
  • All for one... and one for all.
  • [to Athos] Bold words. I look forward to ramming them down your throat.
  • [to D'Artagnan] One thing is certain, you are no Musketeer! [D'Artagnan strikes Rochefort a lethal blow with his sword] ...I might ...have been mistaken.

Milady DeWinter (Sabine)

  • I've learned the value of lies, they've kept me alive.
  • [to Athos] I have become the monster you once thought me to be.
  • [to Athos] There was a time I would have given my life for a kind word from you.


  • [As D'Artagnan is about to be beheaded] D'Artagnan! Don't lose your head!
  • [to D'Artagnan] You, a Musketeer? Fantasy!


Girard: My brothers will avenge me...
D'Artagnan: [as Gerard's three brothers arrive on horseback] Already?

Girard: D'Artagnan! My sisters honor will not wait a moment longer!
D'Artagnan: [to Athos, Porthos, Aramis] I'll handle this.
Aramis: D'Artagnan, we also protect each other.

[Camera shifts to Girard as a look of sheer terror spreads across his face]

Girard: RUN!

[Girard and his brothers are chased of screen by 40 musketeers]

Porthos: This sash was a gift to me from the Queen of America.
D'Artagnan: There's no Queen of America
Porthos: I beg to differ, infant, we're on quite intimate terms unless you can prove otherwise.
D'Artagnan: [drawing his sword] Here's my proof!
Porthos: Oh I see, it's twit of the month, come to challenge the mighty Porthos.

Aramis: You're married?!?
Woman: Yes, I'm married.
Aramis: We must pray for our sins. [husband bursts in and shoots at Aramis] On second thought, God is often busy.

[Porthos descends on a chandelier and takes out most of Rochefort's men]
Porthos: Did I miss anyone?
Aramis: Congratulations Porthos, you've brought down the house.
Porthos: Oh, drat, I was trying to hit Rochefort.

Aramis: [to Porthos] Only the wrong words are a complete waste of time. The right words can leave a more lasting impression than a thousand of Porthos' kisses.
Barmaid: Not likely.
Aramis: Shall I demonstrate? [to barmaid] As morning hues of sunswept fire caress your passioned face, alone with thee a pure desire to worship untold grace. My soul would cry in silent prayer to an hour swept apart. Your essence warms the evening air as I dance into your heart. [kisses Barmaid's hand]
D'Artagnan: Shakespeare.
Aramis: Aramis.
Porthos: Cheating.
Barmaid: It was beautiful.
Aramis: Oh, thank you.
[Barmaid gets up and kisses Aramis]

Milady: I don't believe you've suffered the burden of chastity.
Cardinal Richelieu: Perhaps you're right.
[pulls back her cloak and moves to embrace her, Milady pulls out a dagger and holds it to his stomach]
Milady: I was making an observation, not an offer.
Cardinal Richelieu: A word of caution, Milady, a snap of my fingers, and you could be back on the block where I found you!
Milady: And with a flick of my wrist, [inches the blade closer] I could change your religion.

Cardinal Richelieu: Tell me D'Artanan, what noble business brings you here?
D'Artagnan: I came to join the King's Musketeers.
Cardinal Richelieu: Bad timing.
D'Artagnan: So I've heard.

Porthos: Athos, you cannot fight this boy.
Athos: Why not?
Porthos: I'm fighting him.
D'Artagnan: Not until one o'clock.
Aramis: I have a duel with him, too.
D'Artagnan: Not until two o'clock.

D'Artagnan: [after Athos removes his cloak] You're a Musketeer? [Porthos and Aramis remove their cloaks] You're all Musketeers?
Athos: You choose your opponents well, or should I say foolishly.
D'Artagnan: I've been looking all over for you.
Athos: And now you've found us. We have some business to attend to, unless of course you'd like to make it for a later date.
D'Artagnan: No, I'm a man of honor. But believe me when I say that killing you will bring me no pleasure. [to Porthos and Aramis] I'll be with you gentlemen in a moment.
Porthos: Ooh, he's a feisty little fellow.
Aramis: Feisty indeed.

Athos: Only a fool would try and arrest us twice in one day.
Guard: You're under arrest.
Aramis & Porthos: A fool.

Guard: Are you coming peacefully, or do you intend to resist?
Porthos: Oh, don't be so stupid, of course we intend to resist! Just give us a moment, alright?
Porthos: Five of them, three of us, hardly seems fair.
Aramis: Maybe we should give them a chance to surrender.
D'Artagnan: Excuse me, but there's four of us.
Athos: It's not your fight, your not a Musketeer.
D'Artagnan: I may not wear the tunic, but I believe I have the heart of a Musketeer.
Porthos: Warrior.
Aramis: Poet.
Athos: You got a name boy?
D'Artagnan: D'Artagnan
Athos: Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
Porthos: Hello
D'Artagnan: Nice to meet you.
Aramis: Pleasure.
Porthos: Everyone acquainted? [All draw their swords and turn to face the cardinal's guards] NOW we are prepared to resist you.

D'Artagnan: I'll be there.
Aramis: As will I.

Porthos:[Appears from a hole in the roof of the carriage with a glass bottle] Champagne?
Athos:We're in the middle of a chase, Porthos!
Porthos:You're right! Something red! [Porthos ducks back into the carriage and Athos laughs. A moment later Porthos reappears with a different bottle] For a chase, the Cardinal recommends his excellent '24 Cabnernet. [To D'Artagnan] You can't have any, you're too young.

Cardinal Richelieu: Give my regards to the headsman and your father.
D'Artagnan: WAIT!
Cardinal Richelieu: You object to losing your head?
D'Artagnan: Yes, I like it where it is!
Cardinal Richelieu: Then tell me what I want to know, and maybe you will keep it a while longer.
D'Artagnan: I don't know where they are.
Cardinal Richelieu: And if you did?
D'Artagnan: I wouldn't tell you...
Cardinal Richelieu: I admire your courage, D'Artagnan. You might have made a great musketeer. But now we'll never know - will we?

Sailors:[As Porthos jumps on the boat] Porthos the Pirate?! Aaah! [Jump into the ocean]
Porthos:I told you I was famous.

Cardinal Richelieu: You of all people should know that the Cardinal does not answer to the laws of men.
Aramis: Then you'll answer to God.
Cardinal Richelieu: [shoots Aramis] You first.

Rochefort: How pathetic, killed by the same man that killed his father.
D'Artagnan: You killed my father?!?
Rochefort: Oh, yes. As I will you.

D'Artagnan: So what do we do now? What's next?
Porthos: Well, we protect the King.
Aramis: Protect the Queen.
Porthos: In the name of God. And France, correct?
Aramis: France indeed.

King Louis: Your Eminence, I demand an answer.
Cardinal Richilieu: Perhaps if I knew the question...
King Louis: I've just learned that you've disbanded my Musketeers.
Cardinal Richilieu: You... approved the decision.
King Louis: But not the timing. I intended to address the men myself and explain the situation. These men are not just my personal guards, they are my friends.
Cardinal Richilieu: [smiling] A thousand apologies, your majesty.

King Louis: You have failed
Cardinal Richelieu: [laughs] You are so naive. But things couldn't have gone more perfectly if I'd planned them myself. The King of France dies at the hands of his own personal guards! [heads to throne dais] Grief-stricken, terrified, the huddled masses turn for comfort to their devout spiritual leader. [hands together in prayer, then sits on the throne] Who, ever so humbly, assumes the throne...with a queen by his side.
Queen Anne: I would rather die.
Cardinal Richelieu: [kicks stool and stands up] That can BE ARRANGED!

Cardinal Richilieu: The Duke of Buckingham plans to invade La Rochelle within the month. I thought it best... to act quickly.
King Louis: I will be the judge of what is best! For me, and for France!


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