“Zorro, the Gay Blade” quotes

(1981)
Movie Zorro, the Gay Blade
Title Zorro, the Gay Blade
Original title Zorro: The Gay Blade
Year 1981
Director Peter Medak
Genre Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Western, Action
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Plot – Diego de la Vega, a wealthy spineless, inherits a coffin containing Zorro's costume. He uses it successfully but the arrival of a forgotten cousin, who's a skilled swordsman and acts as a second Zorro, makes his ventures even much easier, until the Mayor decides to put a bounty on the masked hero.
All actors – George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman, Donovan Scott, James Booth, Helen Burns, Clive Revill, Carolyn Seymour, Eduardo Noriega, Jorge Russek, Eduardo Alcaraz
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  • “- Esteban: Do you wish for a blindfold?
    - Charlotte Taylor Wilson: No. The eyes of freedom will always see through the blindfolds of tyranny. And the bonds of oppression will always be broken with muscles of liberty.”

    Ron Leibman - Esteban
    Lauren Hutton - Charlotte Taylor Wilson
  • “- Don Diego Vega: He is a mute.
    - Esteban: Bueno! Perhaps he can give lessons to my wife.”

    George Hamilton - Don Diego Vega
    [Tag:silence, talking, wife]
  • “- Florinda: Why didn't I marry you instead of Esteban?
    - Don Diego Vega: Probably because he asked you and I did not.”

    Brenda Vaccaro - Florinda
    George Hamilton - Don Diego Vega
  • “- Esteban: What commands priests to wear such strange clothing?
    - Bunny Wigglesworth: We are followers of Peter the Dressmaker. He was Christ's tailor.”

    Ron Leibman - Esteban
    George Hamilton - Bunny Wigglesworth
    [Tag:clergy, clothes]
  • “- Florinda: Do you know he only makes love to me 12 times a year?
    - Don Diego Vega: Well, once a month is not so bad.
    - Florinda: No, he makes love to me 12 times in one night and then, zip, nothing!
    - Don Diego Vega: Tell me, on that one night, does he eat anything special? Oysters? Raw eggs?
    - Florinda: Garlic. A lot of garlic.”

    Brenda Vaccaro - Florinda
    George Hamilton - Don Diego Vega
  • “- Charlotte Taylor Wilson: I have only one regret... that you will not live to see the glorious revolution that you have brought about...
    - Zorro The Gay Blade: Why doesn't she say something like, I will love you forever? When's she going to say that?”

    Lauren Hutton - Charlotte Taylor Wilson
    George Hamilton - Zorro
  • “I know you will not kill an innocent man... or me either, for that matter.”

    Ron Leibman - Esteban
  • “I have always depended on people being nicer than me, and I have never in my life been disappointed.”
    Ron Leibman - Esteban
  • “- Esteban: A little clumsy, are you not, my friend?
    - Zorro The Gay Blade: To be your friend I would have to be more than clumsy. I would have to be stupid.”

    Ron Leibman - Esteban
    George Hamilton - Zorro
  • “- Don Diego Vega: If I give my land to the people, where are we going to live?
    - Charlotte Taylor Wilson: Boston!
    - Don Diego Vega: Boston?
    - Charlotte Taylor Wilson: Yes! It is the only civilized city. They have the best art, the best music...
    - Don Diego Vega: You have to be kidding me! I was in Boston for a week, and I never heard a decent...” (continue)
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    George Hamilton - Don Diego Vega
    Lauren Hutton - Charlotte Taylor Wilson
    [Tag:leaving, living, music]
  • “- Esteban: Is your blade as sharp as your tongue?
    - Zorro The Gay Blade: Is yours as dull as your wit?”

    Ron Leibman - Esteban
    George Hamilton - Zorro
    [Tag:duel, insult, wit]
  • “What do the people need roads for? They never go anywhere.”
    Brenda Vaccaro - Florinda
  • “- Charlotte Taylor Wilson: You don't really believe the people are happy!
    - Don Diego Vega: All I know is the soldiers are quite happy shooting the people who say the people are not happy.”

    Lauren Hutton - Charlotte Taylor Wilson
    George Hamilton - Don Diego Vega
  • “There is no shame in being poor! Only in dressing poorly!”
    George Hamilton - Bunny Wigglesworth
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