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492 is a 1992 film about the ambitions, accomplishments, and fall of Columbus. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Alain Goldman and Scott. It stars Gerard Depardieu as Columbus, Sigourney Weaver as Queen Isabella I, and Armand Assante as Gabriel Sanchez, Treasurer of Aragon. The film was released to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage.

The film starts with Columbus getting funding from the Queen. The Spanish council disapproves, and he even fights with monks. Finally, through a representative, the Queen lets him go on the journey as long as he can bring back gold. He leaves for “Asia,” tricking the crewmen that the journey would take only seven weeks. After a futile nine weeks, the crew becomes restless, but Colu...

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