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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brother Ignacio
... Frey Felipe
... Guillermo Cortez
... Joaquin de la Vega
... Jacob McGivens
... Blanca Cortez (as Giovanna Zacarias)
Carlos Cobos ... Tabulador
... Don Alejandro de la Vega / Zorro
... Harrigan
... Pike
... Governor Riley (as Pedro Armendariz)
... Governor's Wife
... Elena de la Vega
Mauricio Bonet ... Don Verdugo
... Don Diaz
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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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Rated PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments | See all certifications »

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Adrian Alonso, who plays Joaquín, did not know English, so he learned all his lines phonetically, just as Antonio Banderas did for The Mambo Kings (1992). See more »

Goofs

California's first railroad, the Sacramento Valley Railroad, didn't open until 1856, six years after the movie's setting. See more »

Quotes

Zorro: [drunk] Count Armand, with his fancy wine and his frufru accent. Nobody leaves my tequila worm dangling in the wind...
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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 »

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Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by The Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra
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Makes up a bogieman for the bad guy
26 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

While fighting for freedom is all well and good, fabricating a "confederate" army in 1850 makes the movie seem like it's in a parallel universe. If this were sci-fi that would be OK, but the whole thing was so silly that I couldn't take anything else in the movie very seriously. This was too bad, since the action sequences and the chemistry between Zeta and Banderas was nice. The first Zorro movie also had some historical inaccuracies, but so obscure that it was no big deal. Especially annoying were the typical confederate stooge-types working for the bad guy. I know Hollywood hardly ever gets history right, but rarely does it get history so wrong.


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