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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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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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The Mask of Zorro 2  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$406,196 (Australia) (6 January 2006)

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$2,226,902 (Australia) (6 January 2006)
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Directors Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodriguez both passed on the project. However, Spielberg stayed on as an executive producer. See more »

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Zorro: [has just gotten out of bed and realizes he is naked] What happened to my clothes?
Lupe: I removed them last night so you wouldn't catch pneumonia.
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Zorro: In my clothes?
Lupe: Sí, señor.
Zorro: This hotel doesn't have a pool...
Lupe: We have a fountain.
Zorro: Ah... Well, thank you, Lupe. Perhaps you just can... turn around, eh?
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Great Mom and Dad's night out
2 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a mom of 5 children, so when I get a night out to see a movie I don't want to see a dud. When It is a date with your husband it is even tougher. It can't be too much of a chic flick and I don't want to see something too violent. It isn't easy to find a movie with some action (Dad) some romance (Mom) and some comedy (both). This movie did it. Now I am not saying it should get some academy award but I sure wish there were more movies like this. It was suspenseful without being gory. It was romantic and sexy without the sex (women love that). The addition of the child added a parent component that we liked. It really could be considered as a family movie for older children. I can't specifically recall any profanity (that doesn't mean there wasn't).This movie was definitely not a waste of a babysitter. It was also nice and long for those of us with a longer attention span who want a more developed plot. The story was interesting and entertaining and funny (if you catch it).


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