The Three Musketeers

Music by
Michael Kamen
Orchestrated By
Lolita Ritmanis,
Michael McCuistion

The Three Musketeers is a 1993 film from Walt Disney Pictures and Caravan Pictures, directed by Stephen Herek from a screenplay by David Loughery and starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry and Rebecca De Mornay.

The film is loosely based on the novel The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of d’Artagnan on his quest to join the three title characters in becoming a musketeer. The adaptation greatly simplifies and alters the story, and takes considerable liberties with French history.

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers – Athos, Porthos, and Aramis – join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D’Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu’s evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal’s right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King’s Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords – Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis, the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D’Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal’s plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country.

Directed by
Stephen Herek

Written by
David Loughery

Based on the novel by
Alexandre Dumas

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum
Ned Dowd
Joe Roth
William W. Wilson III

Executive Producers
Jon Avnet
Jordan Kerner

Cinematography by
Dean Semler

Film Editing by
John F. Link

Casting By
Sharon Bialy

Production Design by
Wolf Kroeger

Art Direction by
Hertha Hareiter
Richard Holland

Set Decoration by
Florian Brandt
Bruno Cesari

Costume Design by
John Mollo

Music by
Michael Kamen

Orchestrated by
Lolita Ritmanis
Michael McCuistion
Larry Rench
Chris Boardman
Robert Elhai
Jack Hayes
Ira Hearshen
Randy Kerber
Don Nemitz
William Ross