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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  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$94,095,523 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a distinct difference between the costumes for Don Diego de la Vega as Zorro, and Alejandro as Zorro. The Costume Designer for the film claimed, that de la Vega's costume portrayed his Spanish heritage, while Alejandro's portrayed his Mexican heritage. See more »

Goofs

Alejandro, dressed as Zorro, fights the guards and grabs the "chandelier". The candles were lit, then when he swings on them, they are blown out. In the next shot, they are lit again. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: I've never lost a fight.
Don Diego de la Vega: Except to a crippled old man just now.
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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

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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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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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