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Robin and Marian -- This swashbuckling, high-spirited romantic sequel to the classic Robin Hood adventure stars Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn.

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James Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 March 1976 (USA) See more »
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Love is the greatest adventure of all.
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Robin Hood

Audrey Hepburn ... Maid Marian

Robert Shaw ... Sheriff of Nottingham

Richard Harris ... Richard the Lionheart / King Richard

Nicol Williamson ... Little John

Denholm Elliott ... Will Scarlett
Kenneth Haigh ... Sir Ranulf

Ronnie Barker ... Friar Tuck

Ian Holm ... King John
Bill Maynard ... Mercadier

Esmond Knight ... Old Defender

Veronica Quilligan ... Sister Mary
Peter Butterworth ... Surgeon
John Barrett ... Jack

Kenneth Cranham ... Jack's Apprentice

Victoria Abril ... Queen Isabella (as Victoria Merida Roja)
Montserrat Julió ... 1st Sister (as Montserrat Julio)
Victoria Hernández Sanguino ... 2nd Sister (as Victoria Hernandez Sanguino)
Margarida Minguillón ... 3rd Sister (as Margarita Minguillon)

Directed by
Richard Lester 
 
Writing credits
James Goldman (written by)

Produced by
Denis O'Dell .... producer
Richard Shepherd .... executive producer
Ray Stark .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith  (as John Victor Smith)
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
 
Art Direction by
Gil Parrondo 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose Antonio Sanchez)
 
Production Management
Barrie Melrose .... production supervisor
Juan Clemente Prosper .... unit manager (as Juan Clemente)
Apolinar Rabinal .... production manager
Roberto Roberts .... production supervisor
Dusty Symonds .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
 
Art Department
Julián Mateos .... property master (as Julian Mateos)
Francisco Prósper .... construction manager (as Francisco Prosper)
Tony Reading .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound recordist
Gerry Humphreys .... sound recordist
Don Sharpe .... sound editor
Paul Smith .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Eddie Fowlie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Joaquín Parra .... stunt arranger (as Joaquin Parra)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Iain Coates .... still photographer
Federico G. Grau .... still photographer (as Frederico Grau)
Miguel Sancho .... gaffer
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator (as Jim Turrell)
Paul Wilson .... second unit photography
Kathy Fields .... special still photographer (uncredited)
Stephen Smith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Boyle .... assistant editor
María Luisa Pino .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael Clifford .... music editor
John Barry .... conductor (uncredited)
Richard Shores .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Ian McKay .... fight arranger
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Nat Weiss .... unit publicist
 

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106 min
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Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:14 (Original rating) | Norway:15 | Singapore:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2002) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (f)
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn and four Oscar nominees Richard Harris, Denholm Elliott, Ian Holm and Robert Shaw.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When Robin and John are fighting the Sheriff's soldiers atop the wall while escaping the castle in Nottingham, John hits a pike-man over the head with his broadsword as Robin grapples with him, and the broadsword flexes more than enough to show that it is not metal.See more »
Quotes:
Robin Hood:They've turned us into heroes, Johnny. Will, you didn't make it up.
Will Scarlett:These songs, I don't know where they come from, but you hear them everywhere. We go from town to town and ...
Robin Hood:What do you do for a living?
Friar Tuck:While I take confessions, he takes the horses.
Will Scarlett:And everywhere we go, they want to hear about the things you did.
Robin Hood:We didn't do them.
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78 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
Love's lost time, 30 December 2005
Author: GulyJimson (GulyJimson@aol.com) from Los Angeles, CA

It brought Audrey Hepburn back to the screen after an absence of eight years. It brought Sean Connery and Richard Harris back together again after their teaming in "The Molly Maguires" and it even brought back Connery and Robert Shaw fourteen years after they fought to the death in "From Russia With Love". Unfortunately at the time of its release it did not bring back audiences to the theaters. For a movie going public acclimatized to the likes of "Jaws" and "Rocky", a film concerned with aging and loss, corruption and mortality was not likely to find very wide acceptance. Today it is generally regarded as a classic and one of the best adult love stories ever filmed. What do heroes do when it's time to call it a day? This is the problem confronting Robin Hood, a legend in his own time, on his return to Sherwood Forest after twenty-five years of fighting in the Holy Land. Should he, as old soldiers are said to do, quietly fade away, or go out in a blaze of glory? Unfortunately Robin is, as his great adversary, The Sheriff of Nottingham wisely observes, "A little in love with death." So it is unlikely he will slowly fade away. And Death hangs over the film like an unseen presence. This central theme is given visual emphasis in one of the opening shots. We see three apples set in an open window. Perfect at first, then suddenly an abrupt jump cut showing them rot. This motif of aging and corruption is repeated for the closing of the film as well. We hear Will Scarlett sing about, "Following Jolly Robin to the grave." The mortally wounded Richard Lionheart confides to one of his lieutenants his dislike of the cold and dark; when Little John expresses his desire to go see his father again, he is ruefully informed by Friar Tuck that, "He died years ago, John..." The wistful reaction on Little John's face eloquently expresses regret too profound for words. Visually and verbally death is a constant presence. Indeed, the original script was titled, "The Death of Robin Hood." With a title like that it was not going to be a rehash of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. And perhaps that also added to the films lackluster performance at the box-office. Audiences brought up on "The Adventures of Robin Hood" simply could not accept seeing these two beautiful star-crossed lovers ravaged by time, even if they were portrayed by the likes of Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn.

However like the Flynn film, "Robin and Marian" boasts a superb cast. Sean Connery gives one of his great performances. His Robin refuses to acknowledge the approaching infirmities of old age, and like a great ex-athlete attempts to make a comeback in a world that has long since left him behind. Nicol Williamson, woefully under-used in most films has one of his best roles as Little John, the terrible gentle giant who follows Robin with the unquestioning simplicity of a child. He and Connery have the essential chemistry necessary and make an incredibly good team. Robert Shaw brings intelligence, sensitivity and danger to the Sheriff of Nottingham, a man who will ultimately be undone because of those very virtues. Richard Harris does a magnificent turn as King Richard the Lion-hearted. Even though burnt out by years of chasing after glory, he still retains the after-glow of greatness. Ian Holm as his brother Prince John is a wonderful contrast, anxious and insecure, scheming and pleasure loving. His scene with the ambitious, equally scheming Sir Ranulf, the marvelously supercilious Kenneth Haigh, highlights another of the film's themes; the passing of the chivalric age. This is signaled by the death of King Richard, continues with the death of The Sheriff, and is completed by the deaths of Robin and Marian. Prince John and Sir Ranulf symbolize the ascendancy of the modern, hollow man, ambition without vision, loyal only to power and expediency. Prince John, is King as CEO interested only in profit, Sir Ranulf, like the armor he sports, a soulless, mechanical bird of prey. Denholm Elliot as Will Scarlett and Ronnie Barker as Friar Tuck complete Robin's band. Elliott was an actor who could express more with a simple look than most actors can with pages of dialog, and Barker has some nice ironic moments as the Friar. Finally "Robin and Marian" brought Audrey Hepburn back to the screen, as radiant and lovely as ever. Seeing her first in her nun's garb recalls her appearance in, "The Nun's Story" sixteen years earlier. Some people have an ageless beauty and Audrey Hepburn had that quality. She and Connery may be the best tragic lovers since Humphrey Bogart told Ingrid Bergman to get on that plane in "Casablanca". Their scenes together are magic. When Marian asks Robin why he followed Richard during all the years of terrible carnage, Connery sums up his life with a simplicity that is breathtaking; "He was my King..."

The film is wonderfully elegiac and the melancholic sense of time irretrievably lost is heartrending. James Goldman's screenplay is quite simply his best, surpassing his own adaptation of his play, "The Lion in Winter". Unlike that film Goldman refuses to indulge in pithy witticisms at the expense of period flavor. John Barry's bittersweet score and Richard Lester's austere direction never descend into sentimentality and underscore the tragedy of the two lovers reunited after spending half a lifetime apart. David Watkins's gritty cinematography beautifully captures the squalor of life in the medieval age. "Robin and Marian" is a bittersweet adult love story for discriminating viewers of all ages.

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