1492: Conquest of Paradise

1492: Conquest of Paradise

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Overview

This, the second of 1992's 500th anniversary Christopher Columbus films (the first being Warner Bros. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery), adheres to the historical facts of Columbus's (Gerard Depardieu) possessed quest to discover the New World, and his solicitation of Queen Isabella (Sigourney Weaver) to gain the necessary funding. Despite travelogue-quality footage replete with beautiful scenery of Caribbean islands and a massive cast, this film tends to plod along with too predictable a plot and a mis-cast Columbus. Depardieu -- a very capable French actor speaking English and playing an Italian -- becomes perhaps the movie's bright spot (even if at his own expense) as he laughably struggles with line after line. Michael Wincott puts forth a worthy performance as a nasty Spanish nobleman whose mistreatment of the natives results in an open rebellion.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2006
UPC: 4897007038114
Original Release: 1992
Source: Imports
Region Code: 0
Sales rank: 19,947

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Depardieu Christopher Columbus
Armand Assante Sanchez
Sigourney Weaver Isabella of Spain
Loren Dean Older Fernando
Michael Wincott De Moxica
Ángela Molina Beatrix
Fernando Rey Friar Marchena
Tchéky Karyo Pinzon
Kevin Dunn Captain Mendez
Frank Langella Luis de Santangel
Mark Margolis Bobadilla
Kario Salem Arojaz
Billy L. Sullivan Fernando (Age 10)
John Heffernan Brother Buyl
Arnold Vosloo Guevara
Steven Waddington Bartolome
Fernando Guillen Cuervo Giacomo
Bercelio Moya Utapan
Louis Di Giaimo Actor
José Ferrer Alonso
Juan Diego Botto Diego
Achero Manas Ship's Boy
Fernando Garcia Rimada King Ferdinand
Albert Vidal Hernando de Talavera
Isabel Prinz Duenna
Angela Rosal Pinzon's Wife
Jack Taylor Vicuna

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director,Producer
William M. Anderson Editor
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Roselyne Bosch Co-producer,Screenwriter
Marc Boyman Co-producer
Robin Clarke Sound Editor
Graeme Crowther Stunts
Benjamin Fernandez Art Director
Pierre Gamet Sound/Sound Designer
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Alain Goldman Producer
Martin Hitchcock Production Designer
Charles Knode Costumes/Costume Designer
Pedro Lazaga Asst. Director
Ann Mollo Set Decoration/Design
Terry Needham Asst. Director
Kevin Phipps Art Director
Ona Planas Asst. Director
José Antonio Sanchez Makeup
Iain Smith Executive Producer
Adam Somner Asst. Director
Mimi Polk Sotela Executive Producer
Norris Spencer Production Designer
Michael Stevenson Asst. Director
Garth Thomas Associate Producer
Leslie Tomkins Art Director
Vangelis Score Composer
David Worley Camera Operator

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