The Mask of Zorro


2h 16m 1998

Brief Synopsis

It has been 20 years since Don Diego de la Vega successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero--the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza, and his daughter, Elena--who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico's president, General Santa Anna. Alejandro Murieta, a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed by Don Diego into a new Zorro who he hopes will help him foil Montero's schemes once and for all. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, the tale follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega's mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor's heart...

Film Details

Also Known As
La máscara del Zorro, Mask of Zorro, Zorro - den maskerade hämnaren, masque de Zorro
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Action
Adventure
Period
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Mexico City, Mexico; La Scala, Mexico; Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico; Atotonilco de Tula, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 16m

Synopsis

It has been 20 years since Don Diego de la Vega successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero--the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza, and his daughter, Elena--who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico's president, General Santa Anna. Alejandro Murieta, a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed by Don Diego into a new Zorro who he hopes will help him foil Montero's schemes once and for all. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, the tale follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega's mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor's heart...

Crew

Kenneth Abney

Foreman

Alana Ackley

Wardrobe

Josue Aguilar

Production Assistant

Barbara Allen

Casting Associate

Daniel Almada

Assistant Director

Julieta Alvarez

Assistant Set Decorator

Jose Antonio Alvarez Rivera

Special Thanks To

Bob Anderson

Other

Anthony Angelotti

Stunts

Marc Anthony

Song Performer

Tina Arena

Song Performer

Jay Aroesty

Assistant Set Decorator

Simon Atherton

Other

Michael Atwell

Art Director

Christopher Aud

Editor

Richard Bain

Visual Effects

Sam Barnes

Assistant Camera Operator

Jorge L Baron

Assistant Director

Jose Francisco Baron

Hair Stylist

Michel Bellego

Production Assistant

Manilo Favio Beltrones Rivera

Special Thanks To

Kevin Berman

Consultant

Richard Bernstein

Music Editor

Stu Bernstein

Foley Editor

Chrissie Beveridge

Hair

Richard L Blackwell

Stunts

John V Bonds

Editor

Joey Box

Stunts

Jesse Don Brackenbury

Wrangler

Jan Bryant

Stunts

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Thomas R Burman

Props

Victor Camacho

Video Assist/Playback

Denise Camargo

Set Decorator

Clay Cambern

Assistant Editor

Jose Campos

Key Grip

Rick Canelli

Adr

Mariano Carranco

Location Manager

Mariano Carranco

Production Manager

John Casino

Stunts

Joaquin Cervera

Assistant

Mauricio Chavez

Special Thanks To

Aurora Chavira

Hair Stylist

Frazer Churchill

Visual Effects

James Churchman

Stunts

Vincent Clarke

Rigging Gaffer

Doug Claybourne

Producer

Doug Claybourne

Unit Production Manager

Josefina King Cobos

Other

Steve Constancio

Set Costumer

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Laurencio Cordero

Special Effects Supervisor

Alfredo Cortes

Unit Production Manager

Gilberto Cortes

Props Assistant

Daniel Costa

Stunts

Martin Costello

Cgi Artist

Pud Cusack

Sound

Miguel De La Madrid

Special Thanks To

Nallely Barragan De La Mora

Production Assistant

Efren Del Moral

Assistant Director

Ali Derakhshan

Assistant Sound Editor

Pina Derosa

Production Assistant

Dennis Deveaugh

Stunts

Ken Diaz

Makeup

Ricardo Diaz

Transportation Captain

Pam Dixon Mickelson

Casting

Mark Donaldson

Stunts

Bari Dreiband-burman

Props

Alisarine Ducolomb

Production Assistant

Rickley W Dumm

Assistant Sound Editor

Tommy Dunne

Other

Rosa Elisa Duprat

Makeup Artist

Richard Duran

Stunts

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

Rich E. Cordobes

Special Effects Foreman

Glen Eisner

Other

Humberto Elizondo

Special Thanks To

Ted Elliott

Screenplay

Ted Elliott

Story By

Ted Elliott

From Story

Joy Ellison

Dialect Coach

John Eskow

Screenplay

Maximiliano Silerio Esparza

Special Thanks To

John D Fernandez

Special Thanks To

Jasper Fforde

Assistant Camera Operator

Sue Field

Script Supervisor

David Foster

Producer

Lucas Foster

Executive Producer

Martin Fuentes Wilchis

Assistant Editor

Kirk Gardner

Steadicam Operator

Rocky Allen Gehr

Special Effects Coordinator

Amy E Gerber

Casting Associate

John Gertz

Coproducer

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Dale Gibson

Stunts

Emma Gibson

Special Thanks To

Hector Gika

Sound Design

Meredith Gold

Assistant Sound Editor

Eduardo Felipe Gomez

Hair Stylist

Hilda Alicia Gonzalez

Hair Stylist

Marco J Gonzalez

Other

Mark S Gordon

Dialogue Editor

Joanne Grant

Production Accountant

Alex Green

Stunt Man

Tad Griffith

Stunts

Jorge Guerrero

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Javier Gunther

Transportation Co-Captain

Heriberto Gutierrez

Camera Assistant

Jeff Habberstad

Stunts

Marguerite Happy

Stunts

Jim Hardy

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Chico Hernandez

Animal Trainer

Phil Hess

Foley Editor

Eric Hill

Production Assistant

Chris Hogan

Editor

Matthew Holben

Visual Effects

Larry Holt

Stunts

James Horner

Original Music

James Horner

Song

James Horner

Music

Andrea Horta

Adr Editor

Mark Huffaker

Foreman

Bob Huffman

Foreman

Michael Hunter

Props Assistant

Luiz Ivarra

Special Thanks To

Mark Ivie

Stunts

Randall Jahnson

Story By

Randall Jahnson

From Story

Will Jennings

Song

Constantino Jimenez

Camera Assistant

Mike Johnson

Stunts

Randall Johnson

Screenplay

James R Jones

Special Thanks To

Tony Jones

Steadicam Operator

Constance A Kazmer

Dialogue Editor

Philip Keller

Storyboard Artist

Randy Kelley

Editor

Gene Kelly

Production Accountant

Nancy Jane King

Production Supervisor

Noelle King

Set Designer

Peter King

Pyrotechnics

Debra J Kleid

Assistant

Dr. Peter P Koening

Medic

Margarita Laborde

Assistant Set Decorator

Katherine Lambart

Assistant

Richard Lamotte

Props Assistant

Harry Lapping

Pyrotechnics

Lance Larson

Property Master

Paul Leblanc

Hairdresser

Amy Lescoe

Assistant

Miguel Lima

Assistant Director

Juddson Keith Linn

Stunts

Jake Lombard

Stunts

Bobby Lovgren

Animal Trainer

Gloria Lozano

Production Coordinator

Laurie Macdonald

Executive Producer

Tava R Maloy

Associate Producer

Julian Mann

Cgi Artist

Maria Mantia

Production Assistant

Kim Marks

Director Of Photography

Kim Marks

Dp/Cinematographer

Geoffrey C Martin

Special Effects Foreman

Fumi Mashimo

Animator

Tom Maslen

Key Grip

John Matthews

Rigging Gaffer

Graciela Maz=n

Costume Designer

Ireri Mazon

Set Costumer

Patrick Mcardle

Assistant Camera Operator

Johnston Mcculley

Characters As Source Material

Kelvin Mcilwain

Matte Painter

Odis Mckinney

Assistant Editor

Steve Mcleod

Lighting

David Mcmoyler

Sound Editor

Hector Medina

Other

Philip Meheux

Dp/Cinematographer

Philip Meheux

Director Of Photography

Ricardo Mendoza Kaplan

Special Effects Foreman

Mike Mertens

Color Timer

Chitra F Mojtabai

Assistant Director

Cecilia Montiel

Production Designer

Alfredo Mora

Makeup

Tom Morga

Stunts

Glenn T Morgan

Adr Supervisor

Gerardo Moscoso

Medic

Jesus Murillo Karam

Special Thanks To

Kenneth Nakada

Matte Painter

Santiago Navarrete

Camera Operator

Ren Navez

Location Manager

Charlie Noble

Visual Effects

Thom Noble

Editor

Kevin O'connell

Rerecording

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Casey O'neill

Stunts

Eugenia Ogarrio

Other

Vladimir Orlov

Stunts

Sergio Orozco

Transportation Captain

Jimmy Ortega

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
La máscara del Zorro, Mask of Zorro, Zorro - den maskerade hämnaren, masque de Zorro
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Action
Adventure
Period
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Mexico City, Mexico; La Scala, Mexico; Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico; Atotonilco de Tula, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 16m

Award Nominations

Best Sound

1998

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1998 Award for Excellence in Film Costume Design by the Costume Designers Guild.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States on Video December 1, 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Summer July 17, 1998

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-26, 1998.

Began shooting January 27, 1997.

Completed shooting June 5, 1997.

Previous incarnations of Zorro include the silent film classic "The Mark of Zorro" (USA/1920) and its sequel "Don Q, Son of Zorro" (USA/1925) both starring Douglas Fairbanks; the ABC-TV series "Zorro" which ran from 1957-59 starring Guy Williams; the 1974 ABC-TV movie "The Mask of Zorro" starring Frank Langella; "Zorro" (France/Italy/1975) starring Alain Delon; the short-lived 1983 tv series parody "Zorro and Son;" and the Family Channel tv series "The New Zorro" which ran from 1990-93 starring Duncan Regehr.

Robert Rodriguez, who was to receive $2.5-3 million for producing and directing this film, left the project early June 1996.

The character of "Zorro" first appeared in a 1919 newspaper strip.

Released in United States 1998 (Film had its European premiere at the 1998 San Sebastian International Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1998 (Film had its French premiere at the 1998 Deauville Festival of American Film.)

Released in United States Summer July 17, 1998

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-26, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video December 1, 1998