The Mask of Zorro
1998 American swashbuckler film directed by Martin Campbell
When freedom is a memory and justice is outlawed, the just must become outlaws.taglines
- You know there is a saying, a very old saying:when the pupil is ready the master will appear.
- A nobleman is nothing but a man, who says one thing and thinks another.
- Never attack in anger.
- That is the way they are dancing in Madrid these days... Don Rafael, you'll have to excuse me, I have to catch my breath. Your daughter is a very spirited dancer.
- All this sword play, and riding around on horses, it gives me a frightful headache.
- You're doing very well. Your brother would have shot himself by now.
- Strange I'd say, it's the second time I've shot this man while he was flying through the air.
- He was vigorous and young. (smiles then looks serious) He was very vigorous, Father.
- Don Diego: You have passion Alejandro, and your skill is growing. But to enter Montero's world, I must give you something which is completely beyond your reach.
- Alejandro: Ah, yes? And what is that?
- Don Diego: Charm.
- Alejandro: ...And what is that?
- Alejandro: I miss my brother, sir.
- Don Diego: Your brother is dead. We lose the ones we love; we cannot change it. Put it aside.
- Alejandro: How? How can I do what is needed, when all I feel is... hate.
- Don Diego: You hide it. With this. (he holds up the Zorro mask)
- Soldier: Hey... I thought you were tied up.
- Joaquín: That is because you are stupid.
- Don Rafael: Did you send men to the hills? Double the guard at the walls?
- Captain Love: Yes, yes, of course. After all, it's only one man...
- Don Rafael: It isn't just "one man", damn it! It's Zorro!
- Alejandro: Do you surrender?
- Elena: Never, but I may scream.
- Alejandro: I understand. Sometimes I have that effect.
- Don Diego: You should not trade something like that for a mere glass of whiskey.
- Alejandro: Why not? You think I could get two?
- Alejandro: I would have killed him.
- Don Diego: No, not today. He is trained to kill. You seem trained to drink. Oh yes, my friend, you would have fought very bravely, and died very quickly. Who then would avenge your brother?
- Alejandro: I would have found a way. I've never lost a fight.
- Don Diego: Except to a crippled old man just now.
- Elena: Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been three days since my last confession.
- Alejandro: Three days? How many sins could you have committed in three days? Come back when you have more time, please.
- Elena: What?
- Alejandro: I mean, go on my child.
- Elena: I have broken the fourth commandment, padre.
- Alejandro: You killed somebody?
- Elena: No, that is not the fourth commandment.
- Alejandro: Of course not. Tell me, in what way did you break the most sacred of commandments?
- Elena: I dishonored my father.
- Alejandro: That is not so bad. Maybe your father deserved it.
- Don Diego: Convince Montero that you're a gentleman of stature, and he will let you into his circle.
- Alejandro: Me? A gentleman? This is going to take a lot of work.
- Don Diego: Yes.
- Alejandro: Weren't you the one chasing some legendary bandit recently?
- Captain Love: He was hardly legendary.
- Alejandro: So you caught him?
- Captain Love: It's only a matter of time.
- Alejandro: Well the bandit might have escaped. But we will all think twice before going to confession.
- Captain Love: The lady and I were trying to dance.
- Alejandro: You were trying. She was succeeding.
- Don Diego: Do you know how to use that thing?
- Alejandro: Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man.
- Alejandro: Look at me. I look like a butterfly. This is the most stupid thing I've ever done.
- Don Diego: I doubt that.
- Alejandro: We'll never get away with this.
- Don Diego: Yes we will. A nobleman is nothing but a man who says one thing and thinks another.
- When freedom is a memory and justice is outlawed, the just must become outlaws.
- No one has seen his face....but everyone....knows this mark.
- This summer, justice leaves its mark.
- José María de Tavira - young Alejandro Murrieta.
- María and Mónica Fernández Cruz - Elena de la Vega (infant).
- Stuart Wilson - Don Rafael Montero:
- Matt Letscher - Captain Harrison Love
- Tony Amendola - Don Luiz
- Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. - Don Pedro
- Victor Rivers - Joaquín Murrieta
- Diego Sieres - Young Joaquín Murrieta
- L. Q. Jones - Three-fingered Jack
- Julieta Rosen - Esperanza De La Vega
- Maury Chaykin - Prison Warden