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The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 July 1998 (USA)
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A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
José María de Tavira ...
Young Alejandro Murrieta (as Jose Maria de Tavira)
Diego Sieres ...
Emiliano Guerra ...
Yolanda Orisaga ...
Woman Crying (as Yolanda Orizaga)
Paco Morayta ...
William Marquez ...
Pedro Altamirano ...
Luisa Huertas ...
María Fernández Cruz ...
Baby Elena de la Vega (as Maria Fernandez Cruz)
Mónica Fernández Cruz ...
Baby Elena de la Vega (as Monica Fernandez Cruz)


The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega, is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. 20 years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, returns to California with a plan to become wealthy at the expense of the peasants. The original Zorro escapes from prison and trains a new Zorro to take his place. Much swashbuckling and derring-do ensues. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When freedom is a memory and justice is outlawed, the just must become outlaws. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mark of Zorro  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,525,855 (USA) (17 July 1998)


$93,771,072 (USA) (1 January 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contrary to false claims, Antonio Banderas is not the first Spanish actor to portray Zorro. Spanish actor José Suárez portrayed Zorro several decades earlier in the 1953 film Lawless Mountain (1953), who is followed by another Spanish actor Carlos Quiney in three 1970s films Zorro's Latest Adventure (1969), Zorro the Invincible (1971), and Zorro, Rider of Vengeance (1971). Banderas is also not the first Latino to play Zorro; he is preceded by other Latinos such as Rafael Bertrand (1964), Rodolfo de Anda (1976), and Henry Darrow (1980s). See more »


When Zorro rides up the steps while cheered by crowds near the beginning of the film, his shadow is on the wall behind him even though the setting sun is *behind* the building. See more »


Don Rafael Montero: I would never have let any harm come to her...
Don Diego de la Vega: She was never yours to protect.
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Referenced in Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels (1999) See more »


I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Produced by Jim Steinman
Performed by Marc Anthony and Tina Arena
Tina Arena appears courtesy of Sony Music (Australia)
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User Reviews

Zorro for a new generation.
1 December 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching The Mask Of Zorro, and it was a spectacular achievement. It all seemed cliched at first, and even though it isn't that original, it still pays off quit well. The cast is great. Anthony Hopkins seems to get away with an English accent in every movie he does,but his acting was solid as usual. Antonio Banderas is teriffic as the new Zorro and there's funny moments between Hopkins and Banderas as teacher and student respectively. Catherine Zeta-Jones is very appealing in her role also. The only real complaint I have is that the bad guys never seem like a real threat. The direction by Martin Campbell is very good and the editing was great. A very good movie.

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