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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

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Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.

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Martin Campbell

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Roberto Orci (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Reyes ... Brother Ignacio
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Frey Felipe
Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Guillermo Cortez
Adrian Alonso ... Joaquin de la Vega
Nick Chinlund ... Jacob McGivens
Giovanna Zacarías ... Blanca Cortez (as Giovanna Zacarias)
Carlos Cobos Carlos Cobos ... Tabulador
Antonio Banderas ... Don Alejandro de la Vega / Zorro
Michael Emerson ... Harrigan
Shuler Hensley ... Pike
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Governor Riley (as Pedro Armendariz)
Mary Crosby ... Governor's Wife
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Elena de la Vega
Mauricio Bonet Mauricio Bonet ... Don Verdugo
Fernando Becerril ... Don Diaz
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Storyline

The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. Written by amneris21

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This Fall, adventure begins with a Z.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mask of Zorro 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,328,506, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,464,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,400,065
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pike and Harrington are named after characters in the classic action film The Wild Bunch (1969). See more »

Goofs

They raise the Stars and Stripes during the Statehood ceremony; the flag has 48 stars. California was the 31st State as of September 1850. The flag did not reach 48 until February 1912 (Arizona) See more »

Quotes

[De La Vega defeats a roomfull of guards after Joaquin breaks him out of his cell]
Joaquin: Where did you learn to do that?
Zorro: Prison changes a man.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits list Abraham Lincoln as "President Lincoln". Lincoln was serving his first term on the Illinois State Assembly at the time that the film is set. See more »


Soundtracks

Rondo
Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by The Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra
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skip this and watch the Mask of Zorro on DVD
30 October 2005 | by jsosneSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the last movie, but was sorely disappointed by this film. The plot is ridiculous and the writing is weak. Some of the action sequences are great, but most of them are absurd. While some may enjoy the idea of a 10 year old boy in fight sequences, I thought it was silly. The movie's attempt at comedy came across as just plain goofy. There was just enough violence to ruin the movie for younger children (one child in the theater started crying). Anthony Hopkins lent the lat movie a touch of class that is lacking in this film. There may indeed be enough chemistry between the stars to warrant another movie, but the story and dialog made it impossible for me to enjoy to enjoy this film.


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