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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

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.


Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro

Alvaro Harana

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

Tomas de Torquemada

Branscombe Richmond
Branscombe Richmond

Indian Chieftain

Rachel Ward
Rachel Ward

Queen Isabella

Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck

King Ferdinand

All Cast

Name Character
Benicio del Toro He was 25, now 54 years old as Alvaro Harana
Catherine Zeta-Jones She was 22, now 51 years old as Beatriz
Robert Davi He was 39, now 68 years old as Martin Pinzon
Marlon Brando He was 68, 80 years old when he died as Tomas de Torquemada
Tom Selleck He was 47, now 76 years old as King Ferdinand
Georges Corraface He was 39, now 68 years old as Christopher Columbus
Rachel Ward She was 34, now 63 years old as Queen Isabella
Branscombe Richmond He was 37, now 65 years old as Indian Chieftain


Name Department
John Briley as Screenplay. He was 66 (94) years old when He died Writing
Mario Puzo as Story. He was 71 (78) years old when He died Writing
Mario Puzo as Screenplay. He was 71 (78) years old when He died Writing
John Glen as Director. He was 60 (now 89) years old Directing
Cary Bates as Screenplay. He was 44 (now 73) years old Writing
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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (28 years)

  • Release day: Friday, August 21, 1992
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Budget: 40000000.00
  • Revenue: 8251071.00