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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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$11,118,000 (USA)
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According to "Latin America on Screen", the film was the "first manifestly chicano incarnation" of the Zorro character. See more »

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During the costume ball fight scene when Zorro slices the Alcades belt to let his pants all down, there is a large slit in the left side of the pants. 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 The Mark of Zorro (1920) See more »

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I have watched this many times and it still makes me laugh.
1 August 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

When I saw it in 1982 I thought it was one of the worst movies ever made. Over the years it has become one of my favorites. Its dialogue and Hamilton's one liners. It is a Z not a two, the peeples, it is better to be poor than to dress poorly, etc. There are so many subtle comments and in jokes you need to watch it many times to pick them all up.


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