The Mask Of Zorro

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TriStar Pictures / Amblin entertainment Released 1998

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Director:
Martin Campbell
Released:
1998
Rating:
PG-13

Don Diego de la Vega is Zorro, a masked avenger who fights for his country's poor peasants. Twenty years have passed since Don Raphael Montero exposed Zorro's true identity. After ensuring his enemy's imprisonment, Montero orchestrated the death of Zorro's wife and stole the couple's newborn daughter, fleeing to Spain with the child. But now, Montero has returned and with him is the beautiful Elena, Zorro's long lost daughter. Passionate about life again, Zorro escapes from prison, plotting revenge on the man who ruined his life. Zorro knows he will need help to get the job done right, and when he meets Alejandro Murrieta, he knows he's found his man. Alejandro is eager to help; he harbours his own grudges against Montero, holding him responsible for the death of his brother. Will the aging nobleman be able to teach his young protege enough to take down their mutual enemy?

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    This is hot-weather escapism so earnestly retrograde that it seems new.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A lively, old-fashioned adventure yarn with just a twist of modern attitude, it's the kind of pleasant entertainment that allows the paying customers to have as much fun as the peo...

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The return of the legendary swordsman is well served by a grandly mounted production in the classical style.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Alejandro Murrieta / Zorro

Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones

Elena Montero

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

Don Rafael Montero

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola

Don Luiz

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    • Production Budget - $65,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $94,095,523 (19th)
      Worldwide Gross - $250,288,523 (14th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $163,714,172
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $435,470,010

    • Other production companies:
      David Foster Productions
      Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG
      Zorro Productions

    • Filming locations:
      Atotonilico de Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico
      Durango, Mexico
      Estudios Churubusco Azteca, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
      Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
      Hidalgo, Mexico
      Orlando, Florida
      Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
      San Blas hacienda, Lopez Mateos, Tlaxcala, Mexico
      Santa Maria Regla, Hidalgo, Mexico
      Tetlapayac, Hidalgo, Mexico
      Toluca, Estado de México, Mexico

    • Taglines:
      1. This summer, justice leaves its mark.
      2. No one has seen his face....but everyone....knows this mark.
      3. When freedom is a memory and justice is outlawed, the just must become outlaws.

    • Music:
      I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You
      Music by James Horner
      Lyrics by Will Jennings
      Performed by Marc Anthony and Tina Arena

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Sound
      2. Sound Editing

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Themes

Historical, period piece, family tragedy, tale of revenge, superhero escapism