Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)
Zexy, Zany, Zensational !
IMDb Rating 5.5 (1,649 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
James Booth Velasquez
George Hamilton Don Diego Vega/Bunny Wigglesworth/Ramon Vega/Margarita Wigglesworth
Lauren Hutton Charlotte Taylor Wilson
Ron Leibman Captain Esteban
Donovan Scott Paco
Brenda Vaccaro Florinda
Helen Burns Consuelo
Clive Revill Garcia
Carolyn Seymour Dolores
Eduardo Noriega Don Francisco from San Jose
"A Joyously Silly Farce!" -The New Yorker

George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic duties. When his flamboyantly fashion-conscious brother assumes the secret identity to continue an ongoing fight for justice, the results are nothing short of hilarious! Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro and Ron Leibman co-star in this colorful and crazy comedy caper.
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Anchor Bay
Movie Release Date 1981
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 78 mins
Color Color
Features Features Not Specified
Director Peter Medak
Writer Hal Dresner; Johnston McCulley
Cinematography John A. Alonzo
User Credit 2 Gloria Gresham
Producer George Hamilton; C.O. Erickson; Greg Alt
User Credit 1 Hilary Jane Kranze
Musician Ian Fraser
Edition Details
Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (16:9)
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Barcode 014381917628
Chapters 16
Release Date 7/10/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 513
Collection Status In Collection
Tags Spoof, Gay Lead Character, Mask, Homosexual, Destiny
Filming Locations:
Mexico City, México D.F., Mexico (more)

When the producers of the film thought that the voice and Spanish accent of the famous Canadian Shakespearean actress Helen Burns was not quite right for that of Zorro's extremely ancient servant, Consuelo, the role was re-voiced by one of the oldest Spanish-speaking actresses in Holywood, a 70-year-old Argentine woman, colleague of Rita Hayworth's father, the dancer Eduardo Cansino. (more)

Continuity: When Zorro and Valasquez ride into the tree branch and are knocked off their horses, they lose their swords. When the get back up, their swords are in their hands (more)

Florinda: Why didn't I marry you instead of Esteban?
Don Diego: Probably because he asked you and I did not.

Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination (more)

Movie Connections:
Referenced in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006) (more)

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