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 ...
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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
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The film's opening dedication states: "This film is dedicated to Rouben Mamoulian and the other great filmmakers whose past gives us our future". The movie opens with a black-and-white clip from The Mark of Zorro (1940) which Mamoulian directed. See more »
At the climactic fight, Zorro dramatically thrusts his sheathed sword into the hands of the enemy. Yet when he is released by his brother, he draws his sheathed sword from where it is belted around his waist. See more »
[after spraining his ankle]
My father would be very disappointed in me. To have come all this way and miss my destiny by... a foot.
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This is a great movie that keeps you laughing the more you see it. The interplay between Ron Liebman (Esteban) and George Hamilton (both Zorros) is the perfect comedic match. Excellent cast and great writing combine to a true cult classic. Lauren Hutton provides a tolerable love interest that possesses a feminist liberal touch to her character. This is overshadowed by the comedic confusion created by Liebman and Hamilton. Liebman is outstanding as the overly obsessed Captain Esteban for his nemesis Zorro. Brenda Vaccaro plays Florinda, Esteban's devoted buy love starved wife, who of course, has secret desires for Hamilton that adds spice to the interplay between Liebman and Hamilton. Must see, 5 stars out of 5.
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