Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada, he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew.

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  1. Mario Puzo

    Screenplay, Story

  2. John Briley


  3. John Glen


  4. Cary Bates


Top Billed Cast

  1. Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brando

    Tomas de Torquemada

  2. Tom Selleck

    Tom Selleck

    King Ferdinand

  3. Rachel Ward

    Rachel Ward

    Queen Isabella

  4. Robert Davi

    Robert Davi

    Martin Pinzon

  5. Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Catherine Zeta-Jones


  6. Benicio del Toro

    Benicio del Toro

    Alvaro Harana

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Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $8,251,071.00

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Release Information

  • August 21, 1992
    PG-13, Theatrical



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