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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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Writer:
James Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 March 1976 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Love is the greatest adventure of all.
Plot:
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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A new telling of an age old classic. See more (82 total) »

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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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Although he had worked harmoniously with composer John Barry on earlier films, Richard Lester was very displeased with Barry's score for this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position and angle of the arrow that led to the death of Richard the Lionheart changes. When arrow first struck Richard, it is near where the neck and shoulder meet and at an angle that indicates it was fired from high above while the scene shortly later when the 'doctor' is attempting to remove it, the arrow is lower and at right angles as if it was fired at ground level.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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Movie Connections:
Version of Robin Hood (1922)See more »
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38 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A new telling of an age old classic., 15 May 2002
Author: jrs-8 from Chicago

Oh what a wonderful idea. A new telling of the Robin Hood legend with his merry men, Maid Marion, and the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham thrown in. The twist was that the characters were all older and starting to slow down and realize their youthful adventures were long past them. The core of the story is the bittersweet love story between the title characters.

The true core of the film and what makes it so special is the casting. Sean Connery plays Robin Hood as the hero we all know who is slowing down despite his attempts to keep going. Audrey Hepburn is perfect as Marian. She reminds us of her eternal beauty and how truly a good actress she was. This was her first theatrical film in 9 years and it's a shame she was so little seen in that time. Actually, she was little seen after that appearing only in a few more films and none that were very memorable. Nicol Williamson plays Robin's ever faithful right hand man still trying to fight the good fight and always remaining by Robin's side. And Robert Shaw plays the Sheriff in a role he was born to play. The final swordfight between him and Robin is a highlight.

Then we come to the ending. I won't give it away save to say that it's a good, albeit, very bittersweet ending. The point comes across in a way that Shakespeare may have written.

It's a sweet and sometimes exciting film that is most underrated and deserves to be seen.

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