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?

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.

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    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

    Diego Sieres

    Diego Sieres

    Young Joaquin Murrieta

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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