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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 Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine 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

In 1850--against the backdrop of political unrest, as the scheming Jacob McGivens tries to stop California from joining the Union--the mysterious black-caped masked swordsman, Alejandro de la Vega, aka Zorro, finds himself in an unavoidable predicament. Having spent almost a decade protecting his people and fighting injustice, Alejandro's wife, Elena, insists that he gives up the black mask, and become a true father to their eight-year-old son, Joaquin. However, when Elena leaves him for the French count, Armand, it becomes evident that the conceited aristocrat is up to no good. Can Zorro, the legendary defender of the innocent, save both his marriage and the country? Written by Nick Riganas

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zorro Unmasked 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

Gross USA:

$46,464,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

"We're Pinkertons--federal agents'. Double anachronism. This story takes place in 1850 and: 1) Pinkertons were a private detective agency which was not founded until 1852. 2) They only served as Federal agents during and shortly after the Civil War, beginning in 1861. See more »

Quotes

Zorro: [to Joachin] But I don't want to see you breaking anyone else out of jail, alright? Without having permission from me, of course.
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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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References Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) See more »

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Waltz & Quadrille
Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by The Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra
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Just another fun movie
31 October 2005 | by tanmaytoraskarSee all my reviews

Zorro is back in action. This time he has to manage his family life and the profession he has chosen, which is to rid of evil in the west. A good action packed movie, but this one doesn't live up to the expectations of the first one. Instead this does pull of a few good action sequences, good stunts and good acting.

The Swashbuckling hero, Zorro(Antonio Banderas)comes out with great comic sense, he does his expressions and action in a very cool way. His wife Elena(Catherine Zeta-Jones)is very feisty and puts a good life against her husband. The space given between those two is very well done. The stunts are spectacular and a must see, mixed with the action sequences.

The only problem I faced while watching this movie was the plot, which proved to slow the movie down and extend it till the end. The dialogs were very nice but didn't seem to be so catchy either.

All in all this is a fun action movie and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The first one was more of a better adventure, where this one just dies along till the end. A Good 6.5 out of 10 for this one.


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