CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: THE DISCOVERY (PG)
D: John Glen
Rank/Peel (Alexander Salkind & Ilya Silkind)
USA/UK/Spain 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 1992
W: John Briley, Cary Bates & Mario Puzo
DP: Alec Mills & Arthur Wooster
Ed: Matthew Glen
Mus: Cliff Eidelman
PD: Gil Parrando
Marlon Brando (Tomas de Torquemada), Tom Selleck (King Ferdinand), George Corraface (Christopher Columbus), Rachel Ward (Queen Isabella I); Robert Davi (Martin Pinzon); Catherine Zeta-Jones (Beatriz Enriquez de Arana)
Boring, overlong, profligate dross released specifically to coincide with the 500 year anniversary of Columbus' voyage. 1492: Conquest Of Paradise was also released around the same time, and was deemed a much better movie on the same subject.
Unfortunately, this production feels less of a tribute to the intrepid explorer and more like an insult.
The performances range from atrociously miscast to just plain awful.
Amongst the worst films of 1992 and big enough a flop to ensure that Alexander and Ilya Salkind took a permanent break from film production.