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 ...
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In the 1840s, the foppish Don Diego de la Vega returns from Spain to his family in California to find that his father has been replaced as ruler of the region by the cruel Don Luis Quintero... See full summary »
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Ed Begley Jr.
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
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According to "Latin America on Screen", the film was the "first manifestly chicano incarnation" of the Zorro character. See more »
At the climactic fight, Zorro dramatically thrusts his sheathed sword into the hands of the enemy. Yet when he is released by his brother, he draws his sheathed sword from where it is belted around his waist. See more »
You recognize that famous sign, eh?
Oh, yes, Señor. It is the number 2.
That is a not a 2! It is a Z!
Oh, if you say so, Señor. But in the school, that is how they teach my granddaughter to draw a Two.
*I* say it is a *Z* - For El Zorro!
[kisses his boot]
Zorro! Oh, thank God you're back!
Spread the news, that he is back! To help the helpless! To befriend the friendless! And to defeat... er, the "featless."
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Say what you will about "Zorro, the Gay Blade." It's a silly send-up to the old cinematic standard of Zorro, made before our politically correct times. Sissy jokes aside, it is enjoyable. Granted, a lot of performances are over the top, particularly Ron Liebman's top-volume Alcalde, but quite a bit of the dialogue can still get a smile. It's worth a look and a laugh or two!
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