Return of the Musketeers, The

Date: 1989
Director: Richard Lester
Production Company: Fildebroc, Ciné 5, Sofica Sofinergie

Stars: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, C. Thomas Howell, Geraldine Chaplin, Kim Cattrall, Christopher Lee, Roy Kinnear
Location(s): Spain

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Set twenty years after The Four Musketeers, the Cardinal fears revolt and hires an impoverished D’Artagnan.

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After stealing food and upsetting Raoul's work in an inn, Planchet (Roy Kinnear) makes a run for it.

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Raoul, Vicomte de Bragellone, (C. Thomas Howell) spots Planchet outside.

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Raoul watches as a cart laden with wood pulls away leaving Planchet stranded.

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Planchet mingles in the crowd protesting about Cardinal Mazarin outside the palace.

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Charles Ogier de Batz de Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan (Michael York) sets out to find his former comrades after being paid by the Cardinal.

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The Musketeer calls the Cardinal a skinflint when he counts the money.

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D'Artagnan leaves the palace.

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D'Artagnan comes across his old servant Planchet who is hiding from Raoul.

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D'Artagnan and Planchet approach a windmill as a husband and his accomplices prepare to ambush Aramis d'Herblay whilst he cavorts with his wife.

After a battle, Aramis (Richard Chamberlain), d'Artagnan and Planchet make their escape.

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The monastery and palace complex of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain. Identified and photographed by Günther from Germany.

Aramis and his old friends return to the convent where his is an Abbé (Abbot) but he refuses to help Mazarin.

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Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial which was erected between 1563 and 1584 on the initiative of King Philip II of Spain. Information and image by Günther from Germany.

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A wealthy Porthos du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds (Frank Finlay) is persuaded to join d'Artagnan.

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A High Bailiff (Bob Todd) attempts to serve a summons on a drunken Olivier d'Athos (Oliver Reed).

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The Bailiff order Athos to come down.

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Raoul, Athos' adopted son, tells the Bailiff to return tomorrow.

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The Bailiff orders the guards to take Athos just as Porthos and d'Artagnan arrive.

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D'Artagnan fails to convince Athos to join Mazarin in his fight against the Duke of Beaufort.

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Athos says farewell to D'Artagnan.

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A disguised Justine de Winter watches a hanging carried out by the Headsman of Lille (Pat Roach) who beheaded her Mother twenty years earlier.

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The Comte De Rochefort (Christopher Lee) arrives as the Duke of Beaufort (Eusebio Lázaro) climbs steps in his prison. Bob Yareham, author of "Movies made in Spain" tells us that this is Manzanares castle near Madrid. (RL)

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The Duke of Beaufort calls from the battlements for a lost ball to be returned. Bob tells us that this is also Manzanares castle near Madrid. (RL)

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The Duke's followers are chained up and forced to pump water in the moat. Bob Yareham, tells us that this is once again Manzanares castle near Madrid. (RL)

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D'Artagnan and Porthos leave Paris to pursue the Duke of Beaufort after he escapes. Toledo, Castilla La Mancha, Spain with Alcazar of Toledo to the right.

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In the palace gardens, music is played for the Queen. Unidentified location.

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Cardinal Jules Mazarin (Philippe Noiret) advises Queen Anne (Geraldine Chaplin) that the English may behead King Charles. Unknown location.

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Justine de Winter (Kim Cattrall) makes her way to see Mazarin as King Louis XIV (David Birkin) plays. Unidentified location.

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Planchet waits as d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Raoul approach. Monasterio de Uclés, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha.

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Justine confronts the Musketeers over the death of her Mother, Milady de Winter. Monasterio de Uclés in Cuenca. Also seen in 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Last Remake of Beau Geste'.

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Justine de Winter puts up a good fight against the aging comrades. Monasterio de Uclés, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

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Rochefort and Justine, his daughter, bring a letter from Cardinal Mazarin to Oliver Cromwell (Alan Howard) in England. Unknown location.

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Porthos, d'Artagnan and Athos stand near as Raoul, disguised as a priest, attempts to bribe the executioner whilst preparations are made for the beheading of King Charles. Unidentified location.

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Rochefort and Justine make their way to the dockside to leave England after the execution of the King. An unidentified location that could be a studio set.

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Back in France, angry crowds are gathered outside the palace shouting for the dismissal of Mazarin. Unidentified location.

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King Louis XIV sits bored in the palace just before Justine de Winter kidnaps him. Unidentified location.

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Mazarin, Justine and the King make their way out of the palace. Unknown location.

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Panning from image retmu035. Unidentified location.

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The procession leaves the palace. Unknown location.

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Planchet sees Mazarin as he crosses a bridge leading out of the city. Unidentified location.

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The friends sit drinking before Planchet arrives to report the fleeing of Mazarin and Justine with the King. The arcades of Aranjuez Castle, Aranjuez, Spain.

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The Musketeers take up the chase and ride to Mazarin's castle in the Ardennes. Unknown location.

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Cyrano de Bergerac (Jean-Pierre Cassel) entertains the crowd as Mazarin and his followers pass through a village. Unidentified location.

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After rescuing the King and making demands of Mazarin, the Four Musketeers return to Paris. Unidentified location.

The friends reflect before riding off together.

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In the background, through the trees, can be seen Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The location is now a parking lot for tourist buses. Information and picture from Günther from Germany.