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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Columbus
... Sanchez
... Queen Isabel of Castille
... Older Fernando
... Beatrix
... Marchena
... Moxica
... Pinzon
... Captain Mendez
... Santangel
... Bobadilla
... Arojaz
... Fernando (aged 10)
John Heffernan ... Brother Buyl
... Guevara
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Big budget account of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Released in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery. Shows the disastrous effects the Europeans had on the original inhabitants, and Columbus' struggle to civilize the New World. Written by Rob Hartill

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Centuries before the exploration of space, there was another voyage into the unknown.


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Rated PG-13 for historical violence and brutality | See all certifications »

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9 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,191,399
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Eastman)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film shot for 16 weeks. See more »

Goofs

While hunting the white egret on the island, the shooter used an English made matchlock musket with a flared muzzle and a "fishtail" stock. This particular design wasn't in use until the early 17th century. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Fernando Columbus: Of all the words my father wrote - and there were many - I remember these the most: "Nothing that results from human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. And those who are enlightened before the others are condemned to persue that light in spite of others."
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Connections

Referenced in All or Nothing: The Hero's Heart (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Una Caza Chica
From the album "Romances"
Performed by Esther Lamandier
Disques Alienor
Distribution Harmonia Mundi
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An excellent film
10 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a great film, I really enjoyed watching it. We watched a small amount at school, and I just had to go out and borrow the video to watch it all. Gérard did a great job of playing Christopher Columbus, this film is also very informative and I did learn from it. I would recommend that everyone go and get this film on video and watch it.


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