Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Christopher Columbus: The Discovery the Movie

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The 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage brought this lame excursion in historical biography to the screen briefly. Columbus is portrayed as a swashbuckling adventurer who finally gets the Queen of Spain to agree to finance his voyage of discovery (which primarily consists of discovering a lot of bare-breasted native women). Story is secondary to the banality of the entire production, including the acting. Brando is briefly seen as Torquemada--another film in which he took his substantial paycheck and ran.


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Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Explorers, This Is Your Life, Big-Budget Bombs
John Briley, Mario Puzo, Cary Bates
Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward, Tom Selleck, Marlon Brando, Robert Davi, Oliver Cotton, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matthieu Carriere, Nigel Terry, Branscombe Richmond
John Glen
Cliff Eidelman
Alexander Salkind, Ilya Salkind, Warner Bros.


Golden Raspberries 1992: Worst Support. Actor (Selleck).

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