1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Directed by
Ridley Scott

This is a Ridley Scott film, released on the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas.

The film follows the journeys made by history's greatest explorer, Christopher Columbus (Gerard Depardieu).

This wonderful film charts Columbus' early days trying desperately to persuade Queen Isabel (Sigourney Weaver) to fund his explorations. To the discoveries themselves, the effect on the native Indians, the growing colonisation and his final death on the continent he discovered.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 165 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1992

3/5 Stars

Filmed in Colour


Image for Gérard DepardieuGérard Depardieu...Christopher Columbus
Armand Assante...Sanchez
Image for Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver...Queen Isabel
Loren Dean...Older Fernando
Ángela Molina...Beatrix
Fernando Rey...Marchena
Michael Wincott...Moxica
Tchéky Karyo...Pinzon
Image for Kevin DunnKevin Dunn...Capt. Mendez
Image for Frank LangellaFrank Langella...Santangel
Image for Mark MargolisMark Margolis...Bobadilla
Kario Salem...Arojaz
Billy L. Sullivan...Fernando
John Heffernan...Brother Buyl
Arnold Vosloo...Guevara