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Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

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Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Hal Dresner (screen story), Greg Alt (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hamilton ... Zorro The Gay Blade / Don Diego Vega / Bunny Wigglesworth
Lauren Hutton ... Charlotte Taylor Wilson
Brenda Vaccaro ... Florinda
Ron Leibman ... Esteban
Donovan Scott ... Paco
James Booth ... Velasquez
Helen Burns ... Consuelo
Clive Revill ... Garcia
Carolyn Seymour ... Dolores
Eduardo Noriega ... Don Francisco
Jorge Russek ... Don Fernando
Eduardo Alcaraz ... Don Jose
Carlos Bravo y Fernández Carlos Bravo y Fernández ... Luis Obispo (as Carlos Bravo)
Roberto Dumont Roberto Dumont ... Ferraro
Jorge Bolio Jorge Bolio ... Pablito
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Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the masked man in black with a sword who rights wrongs and becomes a folk hero to the people of Mexico. When Vega sprains his ankle and cannot figure out how to continue his campaign against the corrupt Captain Esteban, luck stays with Vega when his long-lost twin brother Ramon, who was sent off by their father to the British Royal Navy to make a "man" of him, whom is also flamboyantly gay, and now known as Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth, appears for a visit. 'Bunny' agrees to temporarily take his brother's place as Zorro, but wishes to make some changes. Bunny becomes 'the Gay Blade' in which his new suits are lemon, plum, and scarlet colored, and Bunny insists on using a whip. Bunny also becomes the liaison between Don Vega and the liberal American activist/feminist Charlotte a long-time critic of Captain ... Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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hero | mexico | gay | whip | masked hero | See All (78) »

Taglines:

Zexy, Zany, Zensational !


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zorro mit der heißen Klinge See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,118,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Melvin Simon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's opening prologue read: "The House of Don Diego Vega, Madrid, Spain. 50 years A.Z. (after Zorro)". See more »

Goofs

When Zorro uses a bull whip to cut his name in the wall, he needed 13 strokes of the whip to do it. Only ten cracks of the whip are heard. See more »

Quotes

Esteban: I have always depended on people being nicer than me, and I have never in my life been disappointed.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: ZEND See more »

Connections

Version of Zorro (1975) See more »

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Danzes Fantastica
by Joaquín Turina
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A classic that ranks with Blazing Saddles and the Pink Panther
18 September 2000 | by fuzzycowSee all my reviews

This was hysterical. I only just saw it for the first time the other day. I never heard of it until a friend of mine spoke about it. It's slapstick comedy at it's best. You can't find comedies like this anymore. I think the name says it all about it's humorous nature. Picture Zorro shouting one-liners and then picture him being gay. It's worth the $1.99 it costs to rent it at Blockbuster. It goes all out with stereotypes as well. The crowd listening to Esteban speaking to them, all wearing sombreros. Esteban saying he is a man of the "Peeples". It's great for a Sunday afternoon viewing.


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