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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 over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own.



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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


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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)


£6,453,319 (UK) (5 February 1999)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In order to accomplish the effect of Elena's dress falling off from being sliced up by Zorro, a wire was attached to the dress to pull the dress off. (See also the goofs section.) See more »


When the two prison guards return with the bag to carry away the dead prisoner in, an iron door swings back before they pass through. The crew member who pulls it open it is briefly visible at the far right of the screen (widescreen only). See more »


Captain Harrison Love: After all, it's only one man...
Don Rafael: It isn't just one man, damn it. It's ZORRO.
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Referenced in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) 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

It belongs to the Top #250.
22 September 2013 | by (the Edge of the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

This is a truly wonderful movie. In my opinion it belongs with the Classics.

What is a classic anyway? Something with timeless quality. And this movie has it.

Just saw this movie again for the 3rd or 4th time since it came out. I remembered almost every scene and still sat to watch it again. To see the great photography, to hear the inspirational music, to admire and have fun with the excellent performances of all actors, leading and supporting.

This movie has it all. It revives one of the more influential characters of all time, with the most appropriate way. You get a dramatic, even tragic, plot, and simultaneously a fun script. Emotion and comedy at the same time. Great visuals and scenery and also good action.

In my opinion this a highly underrated movie (6.7 for 2013 doesn't give it justice at all) and it belongs among the best. For the friend who gave a low rating a note: Not all the dramas have to be edgy and dark.

Overall: Highly recommended

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