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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

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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No one has seen his face....but everyone....knows this mark. See more »


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

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17 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mark of Zorro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,525,855, 19 July 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$94,095,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,288,523
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Penélope Cruz was considered for Elena. See more »

Goofs

When Zorro is cheered by crowds near the beginning of the film, the shots of him were taken at sunset, but the shots of the crowd were taken closer to midday. See more »

Quotes

Don Diego de la Vega: You have passion, Alejandro, and your skill is growing. But to enter Montero's world, I must give you something which is completely beyond your reach.
Alejandro Murrieta: Ah, yes? And what is that?
Don Diego de la Vega: Charm.
Alejandro Murrieta: Charm? And what is that?
Don Diego de la Vega: Convince Montero that you're a gentleman of stature, and he will let you into his circle.
Alejandro Murrieta: Me, a gentleman?... This is going to take a lot of work.
Don Diego de la Vega: Yes.
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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

Version of The Mark of Zorro (1974) 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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12 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

THE MASK OF ZORRO ****1/2 Stunning, visually rich, and highly acclaimed motion picture that retells the story of the Masked Swordsman (Anthony Hopkins) serving the people of California by saving them from the devious plans and conspiracies the Spanish empire and trained forces carry out. Hopkins trains a new Zorro (properly portrayed by Antonio Benderas) to take his place and save California from a tasteless fate. What subsequently takes place is nothing short of first-rate entertainment. The film has delightful humour and well choreographed sword-on-sword sequences. The musical score by James Horner provides additional supportive elements to capture all of the film's diverse moments. Excellent direction by Martin Campbell. A must-see.


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