1492 Conquest of Paradise
Promotional film poster
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin
Alain Goldman
Written by Roselyne Bosch
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Sigourney Weaver
Music by Vangelis
Cinematography Adrian Biddle
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) October 9, 1992 (USA)
Running time 142 min.
Language English
Budget $47,000,000 US (est.)

1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 American/European adventure/drama film. It was directed by Ridley Scott and written by Roselyne Bosch.

Despite its average box office intake, the film's score by renowned composer Vangelis became a successful album worldwide.


Matchlock Musket- the only weapon in the movie

Plot summaryEdit

The story tells of Christopher Columbus's (Gérard Depardieu) discovery of the New World and its effect on the indigenous people, starting with his solicitation of Queen Isabella (Sigourney Weaver) to gain the necessary funding.


Selected quotesEdit

  • "No matter how long you live, Sanchez, there is something that will never change between us. I did it. You didn't." Depardieu as Columbus.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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