Zorro (Philippines TV series)

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Zorro
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Created by Don Michael Perez
Developed by Don Michael Perez
Directed by Mark A. Reyes
Dominic Zapata
Starring Richard Gutierrez
and Rhian Ramos
Theme music composer Tats Faustino
Ending theme "Zorro" by Janno Gibbs
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino & Spanish
No. of episodes 98
Production
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Village, Bagac, Bataan, Philippines
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release March 23, 2009 – August 7, 2009
External links
Website

Zorro is a 2009 Philippine television series produced by GMA Network. It is an adaptation of the Zorro property created by Johnston McCulley, initially based on the novella The Curse of Capistrano. It stars Richard Gutierrez and Rhian Ramos. The series began airing on March 23, 2009 and ends on August 7, 2009.

Plot[edit]

The adventure begins in the city of Angeles where the city is ruled by Governor Luis Aragon (Eddie Gutierrez). Antonio Pelaez (Richard Gutierrez) is one of the residents of the town. Antonio founds out that he has a real mother and he was adopted. Her name is Marcela de la Cruz (Lani Mercado). When he finds out about his real mother, Antonio runs away from his adopted family to live with his real mother.

One day, Madame Bella (Maureen Larrazabal) comes to Antonio to tell him that Lolita and her family became poor because of Gov. Aragon. Antonio returns to Angeles and fights more soldiers. Zorro finds out that Captain Ramon is planning to burn the church where Lolita now lives. The church is already burning but Zorro is able to save everyone in the church. Zorro meets several Caballeros led by Don Rosso and composed of its members Father Felipe, Don Carlos (Leo Martinez), Silverio (Elvis Gutierrez), Dr. De los Reyes (Nonie Buencamino), Diego and Daniel (Felix and Dominic Roco), to help Zorro fight the evil soldiers. Zorro finds out that Don Rosso is Don Roberto, Antonio's adopted father and the two are reunited.

The Caballero's then left the room as an impending Guardia Civil attack is going to happen, the guards immediately flood the hideout and capture Zorro. Capt. Ramon then kills Cara in front of Zorro's eyes. In her dying moments, Cara reveals to Zorro that Capt. Ramon was the one who killed his mother, Marcela. Zorro loses his composure and starts to fight, but is captured.

Final battle[edit]

The next day, Gov. Aragon decides to leave for Spain and he orders his guards and Sgt. Gonzales that the children and woman should perish by explosives. But a soldier named Baltazar (Rocky Gutierrez) sends news to Gov. Aragon that Zorro is in the plaza for execution as a call from the captain. Captain Ramon reveals to the public and the Governor that Zorro is Antonio which makes the residents and the Governor shock. Capt. Ramon continues the execution of Antonio but Gov. Aragon cancels and he sends the children to the plaza. . They found the prisoners, fight the remaining guards and Zorro puts off the explosives to make the victims free until Captain Ramon shows up. Zorro confronts and duels Capt. Ramon for the last time until Gov. Aragon shows up trying to kill both and almost shoots them but they drop into the mining cart. Don Roberto shoots Gov. Aragon to death while Zorro and Capt. Ramon fights in the mining cart, which goes deeper until reaches outside.

After The Battle[edit]

After the hardships, sufferings and the death of the tyrannical Governor Luis Aragon and Captain Ramon Pelaez, the residents of the town of Angeles are celebrating their freedom and victory of Zorro. This signals that little Pepe is destined for greatness if he was Jose Rizal although it is unconfirmed. After that, Don Roberto tells Nana Maria, that she will no longer be a maid but the manager of the Hacienda Pelaez. Finally, Antonio marries Lolita.

Production[edit]

The TV series was shot on location at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Village in Bagac, Bataan. To prepare for the series, the entire cast took lessons in fencing, horse riding, and Spanish.[1]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Begins training for 'Zorro'". iGMA.tv. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2009-03-28.