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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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No one has seen his face....but everyone....knows this mark. See more »


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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

Alejandro holds onto and trains with his own Rapier, with which he is first seen, up until he officially dons Zorro's mask, at which point, he opts for one of de la Vega's swords. See more »

Goofs

At the mine the wagon is shown filled with gold. Given the dimensions of the bars since gold is heavy each bar would weigh between 25 and 30 pounds. This would mean that the amount of gold in the wagon would weigh between 5 and 6 tons, much more than that type wagon could carry. See more »

Quotes

Elena: [in a confessional, Alejandro posing as a priest] Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been three days since my last confession.
Alejandro Murrieta: Three days? How many sins could you have committed in three days? Come back when you have more time, please.
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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

Referenced in Futurama: Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV (2003) 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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Explosive,thought out hollywood adventure.
13 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

The best thing about this movie is the casting.How ingenius,eh? Antonio Banderas as Zorro,eh?And Stuart Wilson as the central villain.This guy is one of the most unrecognised talents around.As a snidy British baddie,he could easily give your average Dennis Hopper a run for his money.Catherine Zeta Jones is also marvellous as the love interest. The action scenes and stunts are fantastic.Real hollywood at it's best.Martin Campbell keeps an efficent and steady pace to proceedings as director. If there's a problem here,it's that it's probably a tad overlong.But luckily,this unwantern time is'nt filled with unnecessary scenes but scenes as visually exciting as the last. It's also marvellous that it's a PG,because such past fare,like Bad Boys,is loud,action packed,exciting and brilliant,it's also rather flatulent and rude.This is just superb action entertainment which can be enjoyed by the whole family.


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