In 1840’s Mexico, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father’s footsteps to become Zorro, the masked folk hero who rights wrongs and saves lives. When he is injured, he enlists his long-lost twin brother Ramon de la Vega, who has been sent by his father to the British Royal Navy and now goes by the name Bunny Wigglesworth, to take over his caped crusade. But Bunny has his own ideas about what Zorro is all about, and he quickly makes some major changes to the famous hero’s persona.
When Esteban hosts a ball to show off his new necklace, Diego, who is disguised as Zorro, arrives dressed the same way. As he does so, other male guests follow suit and a masked crowd assembles in the plaza to see if Zorro can elude Esteban’s men. When he does, the crowd is stunned and awed by the man in black, but the masked hero also incites the peasants to rebellion against Esteban.
George Hamilton delivers a comical, Oscar-worthy performance as the dashing swashbuckler, perfectly embodying both the hero and his flamboyant persona. Lauren Hutton as the socialite Charlotte and Brenda Vaccaro as Florinda, Esteban’s henchwoman, round out the strong cast. This hilarious parody of traditional Zorro films and television series is a joy to watch and is sure to please fans of the original as well as those who love slapstick comedy.