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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.


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MG6 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

26 October 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del Zorro 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)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene with a drunken de la Vega on a drunken cross-legged horse leaning on a wall is a direct salute to an identical scene of a drunken Strawn (Lee Marvin) on a horse in Cat Ballou (1965). 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: No matter where you go Armand... the world isn't big enough to hide from me.
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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 »

Connections

References Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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Rondo
Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by The Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra
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A great action film, period.
2 November 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

When I just was taking for granted that action films nowadays were about car, motorcycle and boat chases with ultra modern weapons, I went to see "The Legend of Zorro" and I had a great feeling. The sequence of the train at the end is fantastic. The fact that Zorro has his wife and son helping him in the fights adds more interest to the story, which is about the time when California was going to become a state and just before the civil war. When I read reviews about this film they were not so great, so I wonder what those critics were expecting. I know that people in the movie theater were having a lot of fun. It seems there is a tendency to judge all films by the parameters you would apply to an Ingmar Bergman. The Legend of Zorro has great action, if you like this kind of film don't miss it and don't pay attention to the critics.


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