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      Zorro, the Gay Blade

      PG 1981 1 hr. 33 min. Comedy List
      50% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 72% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Zorro, the legendary swordsman, has passed on his weapon and his sense of duty to his noble son, Diego (George Hamilton), a dashing swashbuckler like his father. But after an injury sidelines Diego, he is forced to hand the mask over to his flamboyantly gay twin, Ramon (also Hamilton), who prefers to be called Bunny Wigglesworth. While Ramon agrees to take on the guise of Zorro, he decides to add his own flair, with garishly glittering costumes -- and a whip in place of the iconic sword. Read More Read Less

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      Vince J Ugh. Everything about this movie is awful. I can't believe how highly it's rated. It should be below 40%! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/03/24 Full Review Mon B Absolutely one of the funniest underrated movies out there- Rob Leibman should have been recognized for this outstanding work- he was hysterically funny. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Jace E For a parody, this film is exactly what you would expect. Full of over-the-top acting, a predictable plot and interesting accents, this film dances back and forth between offensive and senseless. While there were a few moments that produced genuine laughs, the majority of the time watching the film was spent turning the volume down due to the yelling (or screeching) from the antagonist. Seriously, the amount of screaming by Esteban made me consider turning the film off more than once. Unappealing and unoriginal, Zorro, The Gay Blade is fun for some and futile for most. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review James T very fun movie , watch it at least once a year Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/09/23 Full Review Kris W This is one of my family's all time favorite comedies! George Hamilton, Brenda Vaccaro & Ron Leibman are hilarious. The entire cast & fun story line make it such a fun movie for a family Movie night. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review lance C Delightful camp, an LGBTQ romp with a great story and many meme worthy scenes Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times This movie is, of course, intended as a comedy, and it has some funny moments. But it's just not successful, and I think the reason is that Hamilton never for a second plays Zorro as if he were really playing Zorro. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 3/5 Sep 16, 2004 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …certainly delivers on its jocular title…stereotypes are larger than life, but not exactly crude; in fact, for 1981, they’re positively progressive… Rated: 3/5 Mar 16, 2024 Full Review Scott Sublett Washington Blade Surprise! Zorro, The Gay Blade is a splendid farce, so good-natured and unpretentious that one chuckles at even the corniest of its jokes. May 23, 2022 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Tasteless, forced comedy just about killed the Zorro franchise for many years. Rated: 2/5 Mar 14, 2009 Full Review Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com Rated: 2/5 May 7, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Zorro, the legendary swordsman, has passed on his weapon and his sense of duty to his noble son, Diego (George Hamilton), a dashing swashbuckler like his father. But after an injury sidelines Diego, he is forced to hand the mask over to his flamboyantly gay twin, Ramon (also Hamilton), who prefers to be called Bunny Wigglesworth. While Ramon agrees to take on the guise of Zorro, he decides to add his own flair, with garishly glittering costumes -- and a whip in place of the iconic sword.
      Director
      Peter Medak
      Executive Producer
      Melvin Simon
      Screenwriter
      Hal Dresner
      Production Co
      20th Century Fox, Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English