The Legend of Zorro

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Martin Campbell
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
26%
PG
Year:
2005
129 min
$45,356,386
Website
217 Views

Brother Ignacio?

What are you doing?

Five rings, padre.

To summon Zorro

in case there's trouble.

If I know Zorro, he's already here.

Aren't you supposed to be

in school?

Padre, what if Zorro comes?

I'll make sure he carves a Z on

your backside. How's that sound?

Really?

A landslide in favor of statehood.

Let's hope the rest of California

voted the same, huh?

Take this to the governor.

Hermano, be careful.

Our future's in your hands.

I pray that the other provinces

have been as peaceful as ours.

The latest model in heavy artillery,

the Henry repeater.

If God didn't hurl lightning,

he'd surely carry one of these.

State your business, McGivens.

I haven't voted yet.

I'm sorry, you're too late.

The polls have already closed.

Now, that doesn't seem equitable.

I have rights too.

Now, if you'd be kind enough,

hand me that box, I'll be on my way.

You'd only force the people

to vote again.

Well, you remember that Babylon

was condemned to ashes

for extending its empire

to inferior races!

I come to deliver the Lord's work

against this vote.

Time to do the Lord's work.

Zorro! Zorro! Zorro!

Move it. Move it. Get out of the way!

Get out of the way!

Get him!

Over the hill

to the governor's mansion.

I said, over the hill

to the governor's mansion!

We really have to work

on your English.

Zorro! Zorro! Zorro!

What happened?

Where are my men?

They were held up, governor.

I offered my help.

Citizens of San Mateo!

Today we have voted

to join the Union as a free state!

But this is only the beginning.

In three months

every vote of every pueblo

around California will be counted!

And it is my hope that we will

finally call ourselves

Americans!

Good boy.

Your saddle is getting

a little too tight, amigo.

Tell me we won.

Tell me we are free.

We're free.

- To statehood.

- To us.

I wish I was there today.

You were.

I cannot believe it.

We have our lives back.

Now we can take Joaquin

to a trip to Spain.

I cannot imagine

how it has changed.

- Elena...

- And New York.

You should see

New York, Alejandro.

It's as if the whole world

has moved onto one tiny island.

Elena, I've been thinking and...

Never a good sign.

Listen, California won't really be

a state for another three months.

Yes?

The federal marshals may need help

keeping things under control until then.

Look, I know what you're thinking...

Elena. Elena, listen, listen.

No, here is me, here is quitting.

We're this far apart. Elena.

I cannot believe it.

I cannot believe I fell for it.

Husband promises to quit,

gullible wife believes him.

How could I be so stupid?

Oh, Elena, you're overreacting.

I'm overreacting?

You made a promise.

- We made a promise.

- I know.

You are missing

your son's entire life.

No, no, no. No, no, no.

I am not missing anything.

- Oh, really?

- Really.

What is his teacher's name?

That's an easy one.

Mister... Brother...

Father Kin... Jin... Hoofer?

So I have a bad memory.

What does that prove?

That you do not know your own son.

And even worse,

he does not know you.

What would you rather have me do?

Live my life as a wealthy don?

Order servants around all day?

Is that what you think I do, huh?

Order servants around all day?

No, no, don't twist my words.

People still need Zorro.

No, no, no. You need Zorro.

Look me in the eyes

and tell me that is not true.

You remember what you said

the day Joaquin was born?

"My family is my life."

Do you know how lucky you are

to have made it this far? Alive?

That your enemies have not

discovered who we are?

For 10 years, you have fought

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Roberto Orci

Roberto Gaston Orci (born July 20, 1973) is a Mexican-American film and television screenwriter and producer. He began his longtime collaboration with Alex Kurtzman while at school in California. Together they have been employed on television series such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. In 2008, together with J. J. Abrams, they created Fringe. In 2013, they created Sleepy Hollow alongside Phillip Iscove. Orci and Kurtzman's first film project was Michael Bay's The Island, and due to that partnership they went on to write the scripts for the first three films of the Transformers film series. Orci first became a film producer with 2008's Eagle Eye and again with 2009's The Proposal. more…

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