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The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 July 1998 (USA)
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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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Cast

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

The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega, is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. 20 years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, returns to California with a plan to become wealthy at the expense of the peasants. The original Zorro escapes from prison and trains a new Zorro to take his place. Much swashbuckling and derring-do ensues. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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

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17 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mark of Zorro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,525,855, 19 July 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$94,095,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,288,523
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to an account in book "Tales from the Script" (2010) by Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman, David S. Ward re-wrote approximately eighty-five percent of the dialogue, but received no on-screen credit, a predicament that spawned enough controversy to merit a front page article in the Los Angeles Times. 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: You cannot imagine, Rafael, how I have dreamed of this moment, night and day, twenty long years.
Don Rafael Montero: Really? I haven't given you a second thought.
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The film opens and closes with Zorro drawing his sword and slashing a Z on the screen. See more »

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Soundtracks

I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Produced by Jim Steinman
Performed by Marc Anthony and Tina Arena
Tina Arena appears courtesy of Sony Music (Australia)
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ignore the condescending cynics
3 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

Wonderful movie, visually rich and a nice blend of comedy, action and romance, well-written. Hopkins is great; so is Banderas as Zorro-in-training, and Zeta-Jones sparkles in her scenes with him. Very little gore or skin, what there is serves the plot instead of BEING the plot. The best movie I've seen in a long time. Note: previews make it look a lot less interesting than it actually is--you just see a lot of things being slashed and blown up, while the comic scenes between Hopkins and Banderas don't really appear (the best part of the film).


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