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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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Storyline

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In some countries, like Australia, the movie's title was changed to "Zorro Swings Again". See more »

Goofs

During the costume ball fight scene when Zorro slices the Alcades belt to let his pants all down, there is a large slit in the left side of the pants. See more »

Quotes

[Zorro has backed the evil soldier Garcia against a tree, and carved a 'Z' in the tree trunk above his head]
Zorro: Does that not strike terror in your heart?
Velasquez: No, Señor. B-but I'm new to the region!
Zorro: You do not recognize and fear the sign, the mark... of El Zorro?
Velasquez: [lifts up his eyepatch to look at it] I love it!
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Closing credits: ZEND See more »

Connections

Version of The Mark of Zorro (1920) See more »

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I have watched this many times and it still makes me laugh.
1 August 2000 | by Fred-38See all my reviews

When I saw it in 1982 I thought it was one of the worst movies ever made. Over the years it has become one of my favorites. Its dialogue and Hamilton's one liners. It is a Z not a two, the peeples, it is better to be poor than to dress poorly, etc. There are so many subtle comments and in jokes you need to watch it many times to pick them all up.


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