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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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Martin Campbell

Writers:

Johnston McCulley (character Zorro), Ted Elliott (story) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 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 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

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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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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USA | Germany | Mexico

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:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$94,095,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,600,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones play father and daughter in the movie, and are both Welsh in real life. They are the only Welsh actors in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Zorro is knocking off guards from their horses in order to get to his horse in the front, during a moment when he's standing upon two horses you can hear him yell and the sound of grunts. Then when you see Zorro attack two guys by slamming them together, the same sound plays. See more »

Quotes

Don Diego de la Vega: Perhaps I can save you the trouble. Go on reach for it Captain!
[Talking to Love]
Don Rafael Montero: [When being held at a swordpoint] Who are you?
Don Diego de la Vega: I've warned you long ago, Rafael. That you will never be rid of me.
Don Rafael Montero: De la Vega.
Don Diego de la Vega: Rafael.
Don Rafael Montero: You were not the Zorro I saw last night? That was your master Don Alejandro.
Don Diego de la Vega: Yes, but there are many who would proudly wear The Mask of Zorro.
Don Rafael Montero: Either way there's a consequence, events have been set in motion that you cannot stop.
Don Diego de la Vega: I'm not here to stop you.
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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 »


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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Good entertainment!
6 June 2004 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Martin Campbell sure knows how to make entertaining movies. After making "No Escape" and "GoldenEye" he brings us yet another entertaining movie; "The Mask of Zorro". He actually used to be one of my favorite directors after seeing those movies I just named but unfortunately he hasn't made anything good lately. Let's hope this change after completing "Zorro 2" that is currently being made.

"The Mask of Zorro" is just some good old fashioned fun with lot's of spectacular moments, good choreographed fight sequences, a love story and a good old fashioned stereotype villain.

The story is told in a good way which I think is mainly thanks to Campbell's directing. The pace is high and the combination between the action, the characters and their relations, romance and some of the comical moments is done very well, unlike some other movies from the same genre.

There is some nice cinematography that help to create a good atmosphere along with the musical score from James Horner. The end fight is good and it has a spectacular big explosion in it that'll make you go; Wow!

Great entertainment for the whole family.

8/10

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