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Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the ... See full summary »

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Zorro The Gay Blade / Don Diego Vega / Bunny Wigglesworth
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Charlotte Taylor Wilson
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Florinda
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Paco
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Velasquez
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Consuelo
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Garcia
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Dolores
Eduardo Noriega ...
Don Francisco
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Eduardo Alcaraz ...
Don Jose
Carlos Bravo y Fernández ...
Luis Obispo (as Carlos Bravo)
Roberto Dumont ...
Ferraro
Jorge Bolio ...
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Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the masked man in black with a sword who rights wrongs and becomes a folk hero to the people of Mexico. When Vega sprains his ankle and cannot figure out how to continue his campaign against the corrupt Captain Esteban, luck stays with Vega when his long-lost twin brother Ramon, who was sent off by their father to the British Royal Navy to make a "man" of him, whom is also flamboyantly gay, and now known as Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth, appears for a visit. 'Bunny' agrees to temporarily take his brother's place as Zorro, but wishes to make some changes. Bunny becomes 'the Gay Blade' in which his new suits are lemon, plum, and scarlet colored, and Bunny insists on using a whip. Bunny also becomes the liaison between Don Vega and the liberal American activist/feminist Charlotte a long-time critic of Captain ... Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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hero | mexico | gay | whip | masked hero | See All (77) »

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Zexy, Zany, Zensational !


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17 July 1981 (USA)  »

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Zorro mit der heißen Klinge  »

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The musical theme for the main credits and Zorro's action sequences was originally scored by Max Steiner and used in Adventures of Don Juan (1948) starring Errol Flynn. See more »

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When Zorro kisses Charlotte Taylor Wilson and she faints, George Hamilton says Lauren Hutton before he splashes water on her face. See more »

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Florinda: Why didn't I marry you instead of Esteban?
Don Diego: Probably because he asked you and I did not.
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THE HOUSE OF DON DIEGO VEGA MADRID, SPAIN 50 YEARS A.Z. (AFTER ZORRO) See more »

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Version of Zorro and Son (1983) See more »

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Danzes Fantastica
by Joaquín Turina
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Totally Hilarious!
15 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a completely funny spoof of the Zorro legend - complete with sword fights, injustice, and cross dressing. There are many small innuendos, lines, and moments that the first time viewer may miss, so be sure to watch it again - also look for the reactions of the lesser characters. George Hamilton shows his silly side and his ability for self-mockery - which is totally worth watching! The supporting cast are all great veteran character actors - people you couldn't name, but whose face you recognize. Paco, who plays George's mute servant, is priceless. It's definitely included in my "80's Comedies Worth Owning" list.


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