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The Mask of Zorro Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Martin Campbell, well-known to the action arena after 1995's GoldenEye, teams up with executive producer Steven Spielberg to bring the first Hollywood production of creator Johnston McCulley's Zorro in over four decades to the big screen. With scenic 18th century Mexico as a backdrop, Anthony Hopkins plays the original Zorro, a.k.a. Don Diego de la Vega, intent on revenge after rival enemy Don Raphael Montero (Stuart Wilson) murdered his wife and took his daughter, Elena. After being imprisoned for 20 years, the fabled hero removes his mask and takes on a tarnished young apprentice, Alejandro Murieta (Antonio Banderas), to infiltrate Montero's plan to take control of California from Santa Anna. A boisterous outlaw with his own desire for revenge, Murieta works with Diego to avenge his brother's death by the sword of Montero's right-hand man, Captain Harrison Love (Matt Letscher, in his big screen debut). After Diego's extensive training in swordfighting, discipline and manners, a new Zorro appears wreaking vengeance and stealing the heart of a now-grown Elena ([[Performer~P36062~Catherine Zeta-Jones~catherinezetajones]]). A sizable summer hit, the film served as Zeta-Jones' stepping stone to leading lady status as the high-spirited heroine. ~ Rachel Koetje, Rovi

  • Release date:July 17, 1998

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dave McMoyler Best Sound Effects Editing 1998 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kevin O'Connell Best Sound 1998 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg P. Russell Best Sound 1998 Nominee

Cast

Antonio Banderas
as Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
Anthony Hopkins
as Don Diego de la Vega
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Elena
Stuart Wilson
as Don Rafael Montero
Matt Letscher
as Capt. Harrison Love
Maury Chaykin
as Prison Warden
Tony Amendola
as Don Luiz
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
as Don Pedro
L.Q. Jones
as Three-Fingered Jack
Jose Perez
as Corporal Armando Garcia
William Marquez
as Fray Felipe
Victor Rivers
as Joaquin Murrieta
Julieta Rosen
as Esperanza

Crew

Martin Campbell
Director
Doug Claybourne
Producer
David Foster
Producer
Ted Elliott
Screen Story
Ted Elliott
Screenwriter
Randall Jahnson
Screen Story
John Eskow
Screenwriter
Terry Rossio
Screen Story
Terry Rossio
Screenwriter
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Thom Noble
Editor
Cecilia Montiel
Production Designer
Michael Atwell
Art Director
John Gertz
Co-producer
Tava R. Maloy
Associate Producer
Walter Parkes
Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald
Executive Producer
Denise Camargo
Set Designer
Noelle King
Set Designer
Graciela Mazon
Costume Designer
George Parra
First Assistant Director
Mario Roberts
Stunts
Mike Johnson
Stunts
Pam Dixon
Casting
Kim Marks
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Johnston McCulley
Short Story Author
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