A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

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Martin Campbell

Writers:

Johnston McCulley (character Zorro), Ted Elliott (story) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José María de Tavira ... Young Alejandro Murrieta (as Jose Maria de Tavira)
Diego Sieres Diego Sieres ... Young Joaquín Murrieta
Emiliano Guerra Emiliano Guerra ... Boy Crying
Yolanda Orizaga Yolanda Orizaga ... Woman Crying
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... Undertaker
William Marquez William Marquez ... Fray Felipe
Stuart Wilson ... Don Rafael Montero
Tony Amendola ... Don Luiz
Anthony Hopkins ... Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro
Pedro Altamirano Pedro Altamirano ... Squad Leader
Luisa Huertas ... Nanny
María Fernández Cruz María Fernández Cruz ... Baby Elena de la Vega (as Maria Fernandez Cruz)
Mónica Fernández Cruz Mónica Fernández Cruz ... Baby Elena de la Vega (as Monica Fernandez Cruz)
Julieta Rosen ... Esperanza de la Vega
Antonio Banderas ... Alejandro Murrieta / Zorro
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Storyline

In 1821 Old California--after humiliating once more the evil Spanish governor, Don Rafael Montero--the mysterious black-caped masked avenger of the oppressed, Don Diego de la Vega, or Zorro, finds himself incarcerated. With his only daughter raised by Don Rafael as his own, the grizzled swordsman makes a daring escape nearly two decades later, and takes under his wing the unrefined outlaw, Alejandro Murietta, to teach him the ropes and, hopefully, become the next Zorro. Now, the stage seems set for a ferocious final confrontation, as the new young rapier-wielder prepares to thwart the despicable governor's sinister plans. Can Alejandro live up to legendary Zorro's name? Written by Nick Riganas

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When freedom is a memory and justice is outlawed, the just must become outlaws. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense action and violence | See all certifications »

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The DVD includes an alternate ending where Alejandro (Antonio Banderas) and Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) meet General Santa Anna while walking away from the mine with all of the rescued prisoners. Joaquim de Almeida played Santa Anna in this scene. See more »

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When Don Diego and Alejandro are fighting in the Cantina, Don Diego knocks Alejandro's sword out of his hands and on to the ground. In the next shot, he catches the sword as if it was tossed into the air. See more »

Quotes

Don Diego de la Vega: This is called a training circle, a master's wheel. This circle will be your world, your whole life. Until I tell you otherwise, there is nothing outside of it.
Alejandro Murrieta: Capitan Love is...
Don Diego de la Vega: There is NOTHING outside of it. Captain Love does not exist until I say he exists. As your skill with the sword improves, you will progress to a smaller circle. With each new circle, your world contracts, bringing you that much closer to your adversary, that much closer to retribution.
Alejandro Murrieta: I like that part.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens and closes with Zorro drawing his sword and slashing a Z on the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Quiero Vivir la Vida Amandote
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Angie Chirino
Produced by Jim Steinman and Emilio Estefan Jr.
Performed by Jon Secada and Ana Gabriel
Jon Secada appears courtesy of EMI/SBK Records
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A fine action hero
23 December 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Zorro is one of my favorite heroes. He looks quite cool and not stupid, weird or childish like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and all of their villains (except The Joker) and he has no superpowers like them, although sometimes it seems that gravity does not really apply to him. His weapon of choice guarantees some spectacular sword fighting scenes as well.

With this hero all you need is a nice story and 'The Mask of Zorro' has a nice story. I will be short about it. Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) was Zorro but is too old now. He needs another one and Alejandro Murrieta (Antonia Banderas) is the chosen one. Their enemy is Don Rafael (Stuart Wilson). His daughter Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is actually Diego's daughter. His wife was murdered and his daughter was taken by Rafael a long time ago. Rafael also made sure the brother of Alejandro was killed by his helper Capt. Love (Matt Letscher). And now he has an evil plan that will kill a lot of people. Time for the new Zorro.

It sounds a little simple and may be it is, but for a movie like this it is a perfect story. Anthony Hopkins who is never bad does not disappoint us here, Banderas has the right charm to play Zorro, Zeta-Jones is absolutely stunning and Wilson and Letscher are very good as the villains. With some nice action sequences and a pretty good soundtrack this is a very entertaining movie.


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USA | Mexico | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of Zorro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,525,855, 19 July 1998

Gross USA:

$94,095,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,288,523
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