• Publication date: September 1, 2011

A fight for justice, love and freedom The Mask Of Zorro: A Legendary Hero

In 1821, Don Diego de la Vega fights against Spain in the Mexican War of Independence as Zorro, a mysterious avenger who defends the Mexican peasants and commoners of Las Californias.

In 1821, Don Diego de la Vega fights against Spain in the Mexican War of Independence as Zorro, a mysterious avenger who defends the Mexican peasants and commoners of Las Californias.

Don Rafael Montero, the cruel governor of the region, learns de la Vega's identity and orchestrates the death of de la Vega's beloved wife. Montero then imprisons his enemy and takes de la Vega's infant daughter, Elena, as his daughter, and leaves for Spain.

Twenty years later, Montero returns from exile in Spain with Elena, who has grown into a beautiful woman, by his side. He is planning to turn California into an independent republic.

However, his reappearance also awakens a long-dormant De la Vega, who has spent two decades living in anonymity during his imprisonment.

He escapes from prison, and as he plans his revenge on Montero, De la Vega encounters a thief, Alejandro Murrieta, who along with his brother greatly admired Zorro as a child and even had a small hand in the hero's last great exploit.

After a brief period of deliberation, de la Vega decides to take Alejandro as his prot�g�. Inspired by the wish for revenge upon Captain Harrison Love, his brother's killer and Montero's right hand man, he endures the tough training regimen brilliantly.

Together, they infiltrate the circle of Don Raphael - the fiercest of the Spanish tyrants. Armed with his mask, sword, whip and jet-black stallion, Tornado, the new Zorro embarks on a mission to stop Don Raphael's plot to buy California, set right 20 years of wrongs, bring justice to the people ensnared by Spanish greed, and win the heart of Don Diego's daughter, Elena.

This movie is rated PG-13 for some intense action and violence.

Year: 1998

Runtime: 136 mins

Genre: Action/ Adventure

Starring:

Anthony Hopkins

Antonio Banderas

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Stuart Wilson

Directed by: Martin Campbell