Thursday, May 2, 2013

Zorro, the Gay Blade



1981 American Feature

Cast: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Ron Liebman, Brenda Vaccaro and Donovan Scott
Director: Peter Medak
Writers: Hal Dresner (story and screenplay) and Greg Alt, Don Moriarty and Bob Randall (story), based on the character Zorro created by Johnston McCulley

Synopsis:
In 1840's Mexico, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega takes over as his late father's secret identity Zorro, the masked folk hero. But when he is incapacitated by an injury, he asks Ramon, his very gay, long-lost twin brother, to replace him as the caped hero.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.6 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 43% / Audience: 60%
  • OMG rating: 4 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical (Hamilton).

Notes/Trivia:
  • George Hamilton plays both twin brothers Diego and Ramon (a.k.a. Bunny Wigglesworth) as well as their father Ramon Vega.
  • For the film's theatrical release in some countries the title was changed to Zorro Swings Again.

OMG Movie #109

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