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The Road to El Dorado (2000)

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Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

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Bibo Bergeron (as Eric 'Bibo' Bergeron), Don Paul | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Terry Rossio (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kevin Kline ... Tulio (voice)
Kenneth Branagh ... Miguel (voice)
Rosie Perez ... Chel (voice)
Armand Assante ... Tzekel-Kan (voice)
Edward James Olmos ... Chief (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Cortes (voice)
Frank Welker ... Altivo (voice)
Tobin Bell ... Zaragoza (voice)
Duncan Marjoribanks Duncan Marjoribanks ... Acolyte (voice)
Elijah Chiang Elijah Chiang ... Kid #1 (voice)
Cyrus Shaki-Khan Cyrus Shaki-Khan ... Kid #2 (voice)
Elton John ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado, while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after several misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado, and are worshipped by the natives for their foreign appearances. Written by Paolo Costabel <paolo@bluesky-vifx.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They came for the gold... they stayed for the adventure


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks SKG

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Dorado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,846,652, 2 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,863,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,529,181
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the horse, Altivo, is generally interpreted as "proud" or "haughty" in modern Spanish. However, in older, more traditional usages, it means "high" or "elevated", possibly a reference to the heroes' "elevated" state to supposed godhood. See more »

Goofs

Cortés didn't sail from Spain in 1519, but from Cuba, where he had been living for more than a decade. See more »

Quotes

Tuilo: All right. Here's the plan. In the dead of night, you and I grab some provisions, hijack one of those... one of those longboats... and then, we... row back to Spain like there's no mañana!
Miguel: [pauses] Back to Spain, yeah?
Tuilo: Yeah.
Miguel: [uncertainly] In... a rowboat.
Tuilo: Yeah!
Miguel: [sarcastically] Great. Sensational. That's your plan, is it?
Tuilo: That's... pretty much it, yeah.
Miguel: [delighted] Well, I like it! So, how do we get on deck?
Tuilo: [pauses, deep breath] In the dead of night, you and I grab some provisions, hijack one of ...
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Crazy Credits

Bibo the armadillo appears under the Directed By credit chasing two butterflies, catching one, and then eating it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on ABC television has two brief shots of Miguel and Tulio's bare backsides altered by digitally adding white underpants. See more »

Connections

References The Lion King (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Without Question
(2000)
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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The Man Who Would Be King
14 June 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I liked 'The Road to El Dorado'. It has some nice songs, good animations and it was very funny. I especially liked the horse Altivo. The thing that bothered me is that most of the things on screen I had already seen in other movies. Well, one in particular. Two guys come to a strange place. They are mistaken for Gods because a miracle happens by accident. They have a plan to steal the gold in that place, but one of them wants to stay. This is 'The Road to El Dorado' but also 'The Man Who Would Be King' from 1975 starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Here we Tulio and Miguel voiced by Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh. They have the same funny chemistry as Connery and Caine had. In 'The Road to El Dorado' we have also a love interest, Chel (voice by Rosie Perez), and a high priest named Tzekel-Kan (voice by Armand Assante) who doubts the divinity of the two men. I liked it, but not because it was very original. If you haven't seen 'The Man Who Would Be King' you are able to enjoy this movie also for the story. Anyway, you will not be bored.


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