The Three Muscatels

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The Three Muscatels
Three Muscatels movie.jpg
The movie cover for The Three Muscatels.
Directed by Romell Foster-Owens
Produced by Betty Spruill
Written by Flynn Belaine
Alexandre Dumas, père
Cal Wilson
Starring Richard Pryor
Flynn Belaine
Cal Wilson
Reynaldo Rey
Joe Torry
Roy Fegan
Ron Goss
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
November 1991
Language English

The Three Muscatels is a 1991 film featuring written by and starring Flynn Belaine (Richard Pryor's sometime wife) and the American actor and screenwriter Cal Wilson.[1][2] The film is a comedy loosely based on the story of The Three Musketeers. Richard Pryor narrates the film and appears in two supporting roles. He received star billing for the film, making it the last theatrical film for which he received star billing in a dramatic role.[3][4] It premiered at the African American Film Market in November 1991.[5]


Donna Bon Viant (Belaine) is a college student, who has to complete an assignment on the 14th century for her African American literature class. She chooses to base her writings on The Three Musketeers, a famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. Donna begins to read the novel and falls asleep in the process. She dreams a zany dream involving the adventures of "The Three Muscatels". The adventures include a number of people in Donna's life including students in her class, members of her family, and an alcoholic she met earlier in the day named Russell (Pryor).


  1. ^ Pryor and Belaine were first married in October 1986, divorcing in July 1987. They later remarried on April 1st, 1990, but divorced in July 1991. See Richard Pryor, ibid.
  2. ^ Cal Wilson at the Internet Movie Database. Not to be confused with the New Zealand comedian Cal Wilson.
  3. ^ Richard Pyror at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Jennifer Lee Pryor (2011). "Richard Prior Official Filmography". Indigo, Inc. 
  5. ^ Easton, Nina J. (2007-09-26). "MOVIES : The Invisible Women : In Hollywood's rush to embrace black filmmakers, women directors are being left out, but some expect that picture to change - Page 4 - Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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