1492: Conquest of Paradise Poster

Release Date: 1992

DVD Release Date: May 14th, 2002

PG-13|2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Determined to find a new sailing route to India, Christopher Columbus (Gérard Depardieu) convinces Spanish Queen Isabella (Sigourney Weaver) to finance an expedition. Setting sail with three ships, Columbus quells potential mutinies until the men arrive in North America. After his triumphant return home, Columbus is appointed governor of the new territory, but his dream of a peaceful new world does not fit with nobleman Don Adrian de Moxica's (Michael Wincott) visions of conquest.

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean, Ángela Molina, Fernando Rey, Michael Wincott, Tchéky Karyo

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Gaumont, France 3 Cinema

Keywords: Fall, Underdog, Emotional


Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture