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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blanca Cortez (as Giovanna Zacarias)
Carlos Cobos ...
Governor Riley (as Pedro Armendariz)
Governor's Wife
Mauricio Bonet ...
Don Verdugo
Don Diaz


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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This Fall, adventure begins with a Z.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mask of Zorro 2  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,899,689 (UK) (28 October 2005)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directors Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodriguez both passed on the project. However, Spielberg stayed on as an executive producer. See more »


In the eviction scene where Guillermo Cortez is murdered for his land one of the henchmen is armed with a Henry Repeating Rifle which was not developed and patented until 1860 and produced for the Union in very limited quantities during the early years of the Civil War. See more »


Zorro: No matter where you go Armand... the world isn't big enough to hide from me.
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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 »


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Elena's Fanfare
Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by The Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra
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User Reviews

Not great, but enjoyable sequel
25 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just saw this at an Advanced Screening the other day and must admit i was not particularly looking forward to it. Mainly due to the fact that i loved the original. I loved its tongue in cheek campness, its fun and exciting action scenes, and Anthony Hopkins.

Thankfully LOZ has 2 out of the 3 (no Anthony Hopkins for obvious reasons) and while the film has clearly been dumbed down and made more "family friendly" as with all mainstream Hollywood sequels, it still has Banderas and Zeta Jones clearly having fun with it.

True, some of the CGI looks a bit naff, and there is a terribly unnecessary scene with a horse which made me laugh just because i would have cried because of the terrible effect, but the action scenes are action packed and use a fairly minimal amount of it.

As for the story there isn't really much to say of it, which is probably why it doesn't live up to its predecessors standards. But it trys well enough.

At the end of the day fans of the original Zorro film will probably enjoy this, as long as they don't expect it to be anything other than a fun popcorn sequel.

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