Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom". This "League" comprises seafarer and inventor Captain Nemo, vampire Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
In the initial shot of Sanderson Reed entering town we see a long shot of the buggy on the road with no other buggies in view. As his buggy pulls up, another buggy passes, yet there were no others on the road. See more »
In the original theatrical release, during the opening credits when Alan Moore's credit first begins to appear on screen, it reads "Based on the COMIC BOOK by Alan Moore" but suddenly changes to "Based on the GRAPHIC NOVEL by Alan Moore". See more »
For the Swedish release, approximately 33 seconds were cut from various violent scenes in order to receive an 11 certification. See more »
My father was actually the one to rent this movie. I dragged him down to the rental place and came home empty handed. I didn't look at the plot once I saw Connery was in it. He's not a bad actor, I just don't really care one way or the other about him.
Then he came in that night and tossed it into my lap. "You'll like it" he said. And I read the back. The word VAMPIRE automatically caught my attention and I was hooked from that second onward. The movie isn't the greatest, I'll admit. But it's definately engaging. You can't take it too seriously as it's based on fictional characters and takes place in an alternate universe. But it's funny, and has wonderful moments in it for the ladies who go for the hotties, or the guys who go for the action!
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