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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

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Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.

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The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. Written by amneris21

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Rated PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments | See all certifications »

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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The Mask of Zorro 2  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,899,689 (UK) (28 October 2005)

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$45,356,386 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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Trivia

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, Rider of Vengeance (1971), and Zorro the Invincible (1971). Banderas is also not the first Latino actor to portray Zorro; he is preceded by other Latinos such as Rafael Bertrand (1964), Rodolfo de Anda (1976), and Henry Darrow (1980s). See more »

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Lincoln is shown welcoming the California governor to the Union near the end of the movie. But in 1850, Lincoln was really traveling the 8th Judicial Circuit (covering over 400 miles in 14 counties in Illinois). 'Honest Abe' gained a reputation as an outstanding lawyer. December 21, his third son, William Wallace Lincoln (Willie) was born. But he certainly wasn't in California. See more »

Quotes

Zorro: [after making a "Z" mark on Armand] So the devil will know who sent you.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits list Abraham Lincoln as "President Lincoln". Lincoln was serving his first term on the Illinois State Assembly at the time that the film is set. See more »

Connections

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Waltz & Quadrille
Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by The Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra
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A great action film, period.
2 November 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When I just was taking for granted that action films nowadays were about car, motorcycle and boat chases with ultra modern weapons, I went to see "The Legend of Zorro" and I had a great feeling. The sequence of the train at the end is fantastic. The fact that Zorro has his wife and son helping him in the fights adds more interest to the story, which is about the time when California was going to become a state and just before the civil war. When I read reviews about this film they were not so great, so I wonder what those critics were expecting. I know that people in the movie theater were having a lot of fun. It seems there is a tendency to judge all films by the parameters you would apply to an Ingmar Bergman. The Legend of Zorro has great action, if you like this kind of film don't miss it and don't pay attention to the critics.


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