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The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 July 1998 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Young Alejandro Murrieta (as Jose Maria de Tavira)
Diego Sieres ...
Young Joaquín Murrieta
Emiliano Guerra ...
Boy Crying
Yolanda Orisaga ...
Woman Crying (as Yolanda Orizaga)
Paco Morayta ...
Undertaker
William Marquez ...
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Pedro Altamirano ...
Squad Leader
Luisa Huertas ...
Nanny
María Fernández Cruz ...
Baby Elena de la Vega (as Maria Fernandez Cruz)
Mónica Fernández Cruz ...
Baby Elena de la Vega (as Monica Fernandez Cruz)
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Storyline

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>

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This summer, justice leaves its mark. See more »


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

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Also Known As:

Mark of Zorro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,525,855 (USA) (19 July 1998)

Gross:

$94,095,523 (USA)
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Trivia

James Horner's score was influenced by Miklós Rózsa's score from El Cid (1961). See more »

Goofs

When Alejandro calms the horse gone wild in the crowd, the rope tied to the horse can be seen dropped by someone off screen the moment Alejandro grabs for it. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro Murrieta: I miss my brother, sir.
Don Diego de la Vega: Your brother is dead. We lose the ones we love, we cannot change it. Put it aside.
Alejandro Murrieta: How? How can I do what is needed, when all I feel is... hate.
Don Diego de la Vega: [holds up black mask] You hide it, with this.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens and closes with Zorro drawing his sword and slashing a Z on the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The Best "Zorro" Ever Produced.
4 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Strikingly entertaining and first-rate in most all cinematic categories, "The Mask of Zorro" is a smart action film that works due to a convincing titled character (Antonio Banderas), the almost unreal beauty of Catherine Zeta-Jones and the professionalism of Anthony Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins starts out as Zorro, but is caught by the evil Stuart Wilson shortly after a wild rescue of three men in the village. Wilson leaves the country and takes Hopkins' baby daughter with him. Fast-forward 20 years and Hopkins has escaped and he begins to teach Banderas (also seeking revenge after the murder of his brother) the way to be a fighter for truth and justice. The baby has grown up to become Zeta-Jones and thinks that she is really Wilson's daughter. A great film that works well due to an adequate screenplay, good characterization and solid direction. A near-perfect success. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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