The Musketeer

Synopsis: In 17th century Paris, a dashing swordsman named D'Artagnan finds himself at odds with the powerful forces taking over France. He sets out to avenge the murder of his parents and finds his country cleaved by chaos and civil unrest. His heart softens only for Francesca, a fiery peasant girl who claims D'Artagnan's heart on sight.
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

You went on the defensive too soon.

Ah, you gave too much ground.

A Musketeer would never do that.

A Musketeer doesn't fight his duels

after a morning of farm chores.

No, but they drink

and carouse all night.

So it's much the same thing.

Time to eat.

Don't fill his head with that.

D'Artagnan wishes to serve his king

as the bravest of Musketeers.

Well, I might have a drink

now and then.

Aren't we waiting

for Planchet?

Oh, I would,

- but my hunger wont

- Riders coming.

Please join. There is not a lot,

but youre welcome to share it.

You don't recognize me,


Not since you no longer

wear the colors of the King.

Are you the son?

You know your father was

quite a swordsman at one time.

- The best in Europe.

- Second best.

- He's second to no one.

- He is no one but a cripple.

Leave now.

Not without the taxes.

Ive paid my taxes to the King.

Oh, that does the Church

no good at all.

Taxes for the King,

taxes for the Church,

taxes for the sheriff,

taxes for the mayor.

It's a wonder there is

anything left to eat.

Does it look like

I've struck gold here?

Such insolence...

from a thief.

- My father is not a thief.

- D'Artagnan! Please.

Listen to your mother,

and listen to me.

A man who does not pay his taxes

is no more than a thief.

- My father was a Musketeer.

- I know.


Not here.

I've heard otherwise.

You've heard wrong.

Not only a thief,

but also a liar.

I'm so sorry,

little D'Artagnan.

Planchet will take

care of you.

I do not hope to replace

your parents. No one can.


I would like to help you

in becoming a man.

It's a rather

tricky journey.

I will be your guide.

I want you to teach me

to become a Musketeer,

like you taught my father.

I will find that man

and kill him.

Listen to me, D'Artagnan.

Listen to me carefully.

I didn't teach your father

how to kill. I taught him how to live.

I don't understand.

That's because youre a boy.

You have always

had your father in you.

I can see it in your eyes.

You will become a Musketeer.

A great one.


it will not happen quickly,

and it will only happen if you listen.

If you teach me,

I will listen.

I'd be honored.

Whoa. Whoa.

DArtagnan, this place invites

one for bad food and worse company.

Oh, well, I just want

breakfast, not a new home.

You have money?


- Who invited you?

- The space is free.


You're attracting flies.

Forgive my associate.

Strangers make him anxious.

What with the public running wild,

thieves and cutthroats around every bend--

I'll keep my eyes open.

Get out!

Go on, go away!

- Where are you going?

- Paris.

- Oh, what business takes you there?

- Mine.


Put down your sword

or he's dead.

This man is a moment from his

death if you don't put down your sword!

What do I care about

some old man?

I think you do care.

- Why did you come here?

- I wanted to watch.

- I will kill him!

- You'll be dead before you do.

Well, I'd love to see how

all of this turns out,

however I have

a long ride ahead of me.

You have an interesting fighting style.

Where did you acquire it?

Here and there.

Perhaps there.

Certainly not here.

When you bury Darcy, I wouldn't

be too concerned about a cross.

He was not a man

consumed by religion.

If you survive, don't try

these heroics in Paris.

You will not last the day.

When you pass the entrance,

would you send

six of my men back?

- Six men?

- Well, that should be

enough, dont you think?

He doesn't have men outside!

He's-- He's bluffing.

Let him go now.

He doesn't mean

much to me.

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Gene Quintano

Gene Quintano (born 1946 as Eugene Francis Quintano Jr.) is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer and director. He's best known for writing sequels to the hit film Police Academy and directing the western Dollar for the Dead and action parody Loaded Weapon 1, both starring Emilio Estevez. more…

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