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The Mask of Zorro
PG-13
136 minutes
Action Adventure
1998

Swords and passions fly in this retelling of the classic tale of Zorro, the legendary masked hero. With characteristic flair, Anthony Hopkins is Don Diego De La Vega, also known as Zorro. Twenty years earlier, De La Vega was imprisoned after fighting to save Mexico against the Spanish, led by the evil Montero. After seeing his daughter kidnapped and his wife murdered, De La Vega escapes. Now, he must train a new Zorro to seek vengeance for the loss of his loved ones and to save California from Montero. He finds an unlikely successor in Murieta (Antonio Banderas), a drunken bandit, who ultimately rises to the challenge, especially after meeting De La Vega's beautiful daughter, Esperanza (Catherine Zeta-Jones). The flirtatious repartee between newcomer Zeta-Jones and handsome Banderas firmly established this action-packed romantic romp as a big hit for the studio, with a sequel released in 2005.

Cast
Antonio Banderas
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
Anthony Hopkins
Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Elena
Stuart Wilson
Don Rafael Montero
Matt Letscher
Capt. Harrison Love
Maury Chaykin
Prison Warden
Tony Amendola
Don Luiz
Pedro Armendariz
Don Pedro
Director
Martin Campbell
Writer
Screenplay by John Eskow and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio; Story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Randall Jahnson
Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes
Producer
David Foster, Doug Claybourne
Facts
Country USA
Language English