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 summary[edit | edit source]

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.

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  • "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.

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