Zorro (1990 TV series)
Zorro is an American action-adventure drama series featuring Duncan Regehr as the character of Zorro. Regehr portrayed the fearless Latino hero and fencer on The Family Channel from 1990 to 1993; the series was shot in Madrid and produced by New World Television, The Family Channel, Ellipse Programme of Canal Plus, Beta TV, RAI. 88 episodes of the series were produced, 10 more than the first Zorro television series, produced by Disney in the late 1950s. Since 2011, the series is airing in the United States on Retro Television Network as The New Zorro. Sony Pictures is the distributor for this version of Zorro; the series is set in early 19th-century Spanish California. When the commandant of Los Angeles, Alcalde Luis Ramone, terrorizes the people of the pueblo and oppresses them, Don Alejandro de la Vega summons home from Spain his son Diego to fight the alcalde and his men; when Diego arrives, he finds his town in a sorry state, while pretending to have little interest in anything but books and his experiments, he creates the secret identity of El Zorro: The Fox.
He and his mute servant, the teenage Felipe, battle the alcalde's tyranny. Duncan Regehr as Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro Patrice Martinez as Victoria Escalante James Victor as Sgt. Jaime Mendoza Michael Tylo as Alcalde Luis Ramone J. G. Hertzler as Alcalde Ignacio de Soto Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Don Alejandro de la Vega Henry Darrow as Don Alejandro de la Vega Juan Diego Botto as Felipe The title sequence of the first episode differs from the one used in the rest of the series. The rest of the episodes' openings use the same opening theme, but different clips, the song is performed by Cathi Campo, rather than a male singer. Patrice Martinez is credited as "Patrice Camhi" in the first two seasons of the series, she was married to producer-director Daniel Camhi during that time. Zorro's horse is named Tornado, but in this series he has been renamed Toronado; the bridle and breastplate worn by Toronado in this series are identical to the one worn by Zorro's horse in the Alain Delon film Zorro and by Chico, the Queen's horse, in the syndicated television series Queen of Swords.
Both this series and Queen of Swords were filmed in Spain. Zorro was shot at studios outside of Madrid in 1990, filming for Queen of Swords took place at the Texas Hollywood Studios in Southern Spain in 2000. Henry Darrow is the first Latino actor to play the role of Zorro on television and the first actor to work in three different Zorro television series, he was the voice of Zorro in the animated series The New Adventures of Zorro, played the older Zorro in the short-lived CBS series Zorro and Son and Zorro's father in this series. The original pilot focuses on a young man named Antonio de la Cruz, played by Patrick James, told by a mortally wounded Don Diego de la Vega to take on the mantle of Zorro. In this pilot Felipe is able to speak. Only Patrice Martinez albeit as a different character survived to the actual series; the pilot was filmed at Texas Hollywood. Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Hulu.com Two tapes of episodes from this series were released to the United States home video market in 1996.
The first tape contains Parts 1–4 of "The Legend Begins" from the first season, the second tape contains the final four episodes of the series under the name A Conspiracy of Blood. Each tape's four episodes are presented as a 90-minute movie, with at least one scene in each movie, not in the regular episodes. Two separate DVD boxed; the episodes are subtitled. In 2009, the German company Kinowelt Home Entertainment released the complete first season of the series, dubbed in German; the entire series is available on DVD in Region 1. In this set, the unique opening theme used in the series premiere is replaced by Campo's version, used in the rest of the series; some of the episodes use the abbreviated version of the opening credits that appeared in reruns on The Family Channel. "The Legend Begins" is included in its episodic version, rather than as the expanded movie, aired and released on VHS. Other episodes that aired as one hour specials are split in to separate episodes on the DVD set; the Complete Zorro Soundtrack was released in 2012.
It is available in CD and MP3 formats. Zorro on IMDb Zorro at epguides.com Zorro at TV.com Zorro on Hulu.com New World Zorro Series intro
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. referred to as Warner Bros. and abbreviated as WB, is an American entertainment company headquartered in Burbank, California and a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Founded in 1923, it has operations in film and video games and is one of the "Big Five" major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association of America; the company's name originated from the four founding Warner brothers: Harry, Albert and Jack Warner. Harry and Sam emigrated as young children with their parents to Canada from Krasnosielc, Poland. Jack, the youngest brother, was born in Ontario; the three elder brothers began in the movie theater business, having acquired a movie projector with which they showed films in the mining towns of Pennsylvania and Ohio. In the beginning and Albert Warner invested $150 to present Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery, they opened their first theater, the Cascade, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1903. When the original building was in danger of being demolished, the modern Warner Bros. called the current building owners, arranged to save it.
The owners noted people across the country had asked them to protect it for its historical significance. In 1904, the Warners founded the Pittsburgh-based Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company, to distribute films. In 1912, Harry Warner hired. By the time of World War I they had begun producing films. In 1918 they opened the first Warner Brothers Studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Sam and Jack produced the pictures, while Harry and Albert, along with their auditor and now controller Chase, handled finance and distribution in New York City. During World War I their first nationally syndicated film, My Four Years in Germany, based on a popular book by former ambassador James W. Gerard, was released. On April 4, 1923, with help from money loaned to Harry by his banker Motley Flint, they formally incorporated as Warner Bros. Pictures, Incorporated; the first important deal was the acquisition of the rights to Avery Hopwood's 1919 Broadway play, The Gold Diggers, from theatrical impresario David Belasco.
However, Rin Tin Tin, a dog brought from France after World War I by an American soldier, established their reputation. Rin Tin Tin debuted in the feature; the movie was so successful. Rin Tin Tin became the studio's top star. Jack nicknamed him "The Mortgage Lifter" and the success boosted Darryl F. Zanuck's career. Zanuck became a top producer and between 1928 and 1933 served as Jack's right-hand man and executive producer, with responsibilities including day-to-day film production. More success came. Lubitsch's film The Marriage Circle was the studio's most successful film of 1924, was on The New York Times best list for that year. Despite the success of Rin Tin Tin and Lubitsch, Warner's remained a lesser studio. Sam and Jack decided to offer Broadway actor John Barrymore the lead role in Beau Brummel; the film was so successful. By the end of 1924, Warner Bros. was arguably Hollywood's most successful independent studio, where it competed with "The Big Three" Studios. As a result, Harry Warner—while speaking at a convention of 1,500 independent exhibitors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—was able to convince the filmmakers to spend $500,000 in newspaper advertising, Harry saw this as an opportunity to establish theaters in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
As the studio prospered, it gained backing from Wall Street, in 1924 Goldman Sachs arranged a major loan. With this new money, the Warners bought the pioneer Vitagraph Company which had a nationwide distribution system. In 1925, Warners' experimented in radio, establishing a successful radio station, KFWB, in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. was a pioneer of films with synchronized sound. In 1925, at Sam's urging, Warner's agreed to add this feature to their productions. By February 1926, the studio reported a net loss of $333,413. After a long period denying Sam's request for sound, Harry agreed to change, as long as the studio's use of synchronized sound was for background music purposes only; the Warners signed a contract with the sound engineer company Western Electric and established Vitaphone. In 1926, Vitaphone began making films with music and effects tracks, most notably, in the feature Don Juan starring John Barrymore; the film was silent. To hype Don Juan's release, Harry acquired the large Piccadilly Theater in Manhattan, New York City, renamed it Warners' Theatre.
Don Juan premiered at the Warners' Theatre in New York on August 6, 1926. Throughout the early history of film distribution, theater owners hired orchestras to attend film showings, where they provided soundtracks. Through Vitaphone, Warner Bros. produced eight shorts in 1926. Many film production companies questioned the necessity. Don Juan did not recoup its production cost and Lubitsch left for MGM. By April 1927, the Big Five studios had ruined Warner's, Western Electric renewed Warner's Vit
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Ramón Gerard Antonio Estévez, known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was Roses and Badlands, achieved wide recognition for his leading role in Apocalypse Now and as President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing. In film, Sheen has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. Sheen's portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, including Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone. Sheen received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989. In television, Sheen has won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the role of President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing, an Emmy for guest starring in the sitcom Murphy Brown.
In 2012, he portrayed Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb. Born and raised in the United States by immigrant parents, he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts, he is the father of four children. Although known as an actor, Sheen has directed one film, appearing alongside sons Charlie and Ramón. Sheen has narrated and directed documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s. In addition to film and television, Sheen has been active in liberal politics. Sheen was born in Dayton, the son of Mary-Ann and Francisco Estévez Martínez. During birth, Sheen's left arm was crushed by forceps, giving him limited lateral movement of that arm, three inches shorter than his right. Both of Sheen's parents were immigrants. After moving to Dayton in the 1930s, his father was a factory worker/machinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company. Sheen grew up on Brown Street in one of ten children. Due to his father's work, the family lived in Bermuda on St. John's Road, where five of his brothers were born.
Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, after the family returned from Bermuda. Sheen had to remain bedridden for a year, his doctor's treatment using Sister Kenny's method helped. When he was eleven years old, Sheen's mother died, the children faced the possibility of living in an orphanage or foster homes; the family was able to remain together with the assistance of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton. Raised as a Catholic, he graduated from Chaminade High School. At fourteen years old he organized a strike of golf caddies while working at a private golf club in Dayton, Ohio, he complained about the golfers, saying: "They used obscene language in front of us... we were little boys and they were abusive... anti-Semitic.... And they, for the most part, were upstanding members of the community."Sheen was drawn to acting at a young age, but his father disapproved of his interest in the field. Despite his father's opposition, Sheen borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York City in his early twenties, hoping to make it as an actor.
It was in New York. Working with her Catholic Worker Movement, he began his commitment to social justice, would one day go on to play Peter Maurin, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement, in Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story. Sheen deliberately failed the entrance examination for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career, he adopted his stage name, Martin Sheen, from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break, the televangelist archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen. In a 2003 Inside the Actors Studio interview, Sheen explained, Whenever I would call for an appointment, whether it was a job or an apartment, I would give my name, there was always that hesitation and when I'd get there, it was always gone. So I thought, I got enough problems trying to get an acting job. It's still Estevez officially. I never changed it officially. I never will. It's on passport and everything. I started using Sheen, I thought I'd give it a try, before I knew it, I started making a living with it and it was too late.
In fact, one of my great regrets is. I knew. Sheen was influenced by the actor James Dean, he developed a theatre company with other actors in hopes that a production would earn him recognition. In 1963, he made an appearance in "Nightmare", an episode of the television science fiction series The Outer Limits. In 1964, he co-starred in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses. Sheen starred in the television production Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play Camino Real directed by Jack Landau and presented by NET, a PBS predecessor. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Sheen honed his skills as a guest star on a number of popular television series, including My Three Sons, The F. B. I. Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, Dan August, The Rookies, Columbo (1
The Expert (1995 film)
The Expert is a 1995 action thriller film about an ex-special forces trainer who decides to exact revenge on the murderer of his sister Jenny Lomax after his death sentence is commuted. The film was directed by Rick Avery and William Lustig and stars Jeff Speakman, Jim Varney and James Brolin. John Lomax is an ex-Special Forces trainer whose sister is attacked and murdered by serial killer Martin Kagan. Kagan represents himself at trial, calling in testimony from Dr. Alice Barnes that the murders were committed by Martin Mirman, one of Martin Kagan's other personalities, he is sentenced to electrocution. John Lomax breaks into the prison where Kagan is being held to seek his own justice at the same time that Kagan is conducting a prison break of his own. Larry Cohen did some uncredited work on the script, he recalled: I only did a little work on The Expert. My daughter, Jill Gatsby, wrote that movie. I just got the job for her. I had nothing to do with the film, so I couldn’t comment on it. I saw The Expert.
I thought. The movie was supposed to be a remake of Brute Force but it wasn’t good. Once again, somebody fucked around with the script; the Expert on IMDb The Expert at Rotten Tomatoes
Joseph "Joe" Estevez is an American actor and producer. He is the younger brother of actor Martin Sheen and the uncle of Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez and Ramon Estevez. Estevez was born in Dayton, Ohio to a Catholic, Galician-born father, Francisco Estévez, an Irish mother, Mary Anne, he is one of ten children -- one girl. As a child, he lived in the South Park neighborhood of Dayton. During a family trip in April 1959, he participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll and met President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he attended a Catholic High School located in Dayton. Upon his graduation, he served in the United States Navy. After serving in the United States Navy, Estevez began pursuing an acting career starting in the early 1970s, he used his mother's maiden name, before using his surname, Estevez. Throughout his career, Estevez has appeared in numerous film and television roles in lead and minor parts playing protagonists and antagonists, he appears in moderate and low-budget independent features and B-movies.
In addition, he performs in stage productions. He has expressed in an interview. Estevez stood in for his brother in a number of long shots and in some of the voice-overs for Apocalypse Now, as Martin Sheen was recovering from his heart attack. In 1992, he acted in Armed for Blood on the Badge, he plays a villain, Cyrus, in the film Doonby, which features former The Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider as a mysterious stranger who comes into a small town and falls in love with the spoiled daughter of Estevez's character, the local doctor. He co-stars with David Faustino in the feature Not Another B Movie released by Troma Entertainment. Estevez has worked with alternative-comedians Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington on various projects including On Cinema, The Tim Heidecker Murder Trial and as President Jason Davidson on the Adult Swim series Decker. In all his collaborations, Estevez either plays a fictionalized version of himself or a character being portrayed by a fictionalized version of Joe Estevez.
Estevez has been married twice. He married Shirley Monkman in 1978 and raised three daughters: Casey and Angela, his second wife is actress Constance Anderson, whom he married in 2004. Joe Estevez is the youngest sibling, to his brother Martin Sheen. Joe Estevez sounds similar to his older brother, a fact he took advantage of when he did a voice-over for a National Shooting Sports Foundation pro-gunmaker commercial in 2000. Sheen starred in a pro-gun control commercial that same year. Joe Estevez on IMDb Joe Estevez at AllMovie
The Way (2010 film)
The Way is a 2010 Spanish drama film directed and written by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, Renée Estevez. The film promotes the traditional pilgrimage. Saying he did not want the film to appeal to only one demographic, Emilio Estevez called the film "pro-people, pro-life, not anti-anything". Dr. Thomas Avery is an American ophthalmologist who goes to France following the death of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Tom's purpose is to retrieve his son's body. However, in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to walk the ancient spiritual trail where his son died, taking Daniel's ashes with him. While walking the Camino, Tom meets others from around the world, all looking for greater meaning in their lives, he reluctantly falls in with three other pilgrims in particular.
Joost is an overweight man from Amsterdam who says he is walking the route to lose weight to get ready for his brother's wedding and so that his wife will desire him again. He is a friendly extrovert, the first to start walking with Tom. Sarah is a Canadian fleeing an abusive husband, who says she is walking the pilgrimage to quit smoking. Jack is an Irish travel writer who when younger had desires to be a great author like William Butler Yeats or James Joyce but never wrote the novel he dreamed of, he is the last to join the quartet and has been suffering from "writer's block". As the pilgrims travel the Camino, they meet and talk with other pilgrims—two Frenchmen, a young Italian and Father Frank, an elderly priest from New York. Tom sees visions of Daniel alive and smiling among other people. On the pilgrimage, the group experiences challenges, such as when a young Romani steals Tom's backpack. Although the thief escapes, his father drags him back to Tom to return the pack, with embarrassed apologies and an offer to attend a street party in compensation.
After the group arrives at Santiago de Compostela, Tom is accompanied by the other three members to Muxía. He scatters the remainder of Daniel's ashes at the sea there. With Daniel's backpack on his back, Tom sets out on another journey. Faith Kirk as main lady Martin Sheen as Dr. Thomas "Tom" Avery Deborah Kara Unger as Sarah James Nesbitt as Jack Yorick van Wageningen as Joost Emilio Estevez as Daniel Avery Tchéky Karyo as Captain Henri The film was inspired by Emilio Estevez's own son, Taylor, it started in 2003 as a project when Taylor, at the time 19 years old, Sheen, whose TV series The West Wing was on hiatus, traveled the pilgrimage route. Taylor, who served as an associate producer on the film, had driven the length of the Camino with his grandfather. On the way, he met the woman. After the trip, a series of discussions started between Sheen and his son for a movie about the Camino de Santiago. Sheen suggested it be a low-budget documentary, but Estevez was not interested in such a small project, wanting instead a bigger experience.
Estevez found inspiration in his vineyard, Casa Dumetz, where he wrote much of the dialogue for the film. Exploring the universal themes of loss and faith, he saw parallels with the characters of the film The Wizard of Oz; the script took six months to get a first draft. According to the opening credits, the story is based on selected stories from Jack Hitt's book Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route into Spain. Filming took 40 days; the production company and actors walked between 350 kilometers during filming. Estevez had a small crew and shot with available light. Considering the Camino is special to local people on the route, the filmmakers felt great pressure to get the details right. According to a Christian Broadcasting Network interview, a key scene did not happen. With church leadership opposed to allowing the crew to shoot inside the famous cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Estevez says he took a leap of faith and asked everyone on set to pray for access. "And it worked", claimed Sheen.
The crew was given permission just 48 hours before they were scheduled to shoot the scenes, which they felt were critical to the film. Sheen suggested Michael Douglas or Mel Gibson for the lead role, but Estevez had written the main character's role for his father. Aside from the main actors, those seen on-screen are real pilgrims from all over the world. One episode in the film involves a group of actual Romani people from Burgos; the Way was marketed via a word-of-mouth campaign. "We don’t have a lot of money to do a big $40 million P. & A.", Estevez said, talking about his marketing print-and-advertising budget. The Way premiered in September 2010 at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was commercially released in Spain first, with its Spanish premiere on November 10, 2010; the Maltese premiere on February 28, 2011 benefited a tiny Maltese organization, the Pope John XXIII Peace Lab of Ħal Far, which provides shelter to asylum seekers. The shelter, established in 1971, had not sought the funding.
The film was released in the United Kingdom in May 2011 and in the United States in October 2011. Estevez and Sheen took a promotional bus tour in promotion of the film across the United States and through some parts of Canada; the film was released on DVD in February 2012. The film took in $110,418 in its