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James Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
April 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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Bittersweet romantic tale, autumn in Sherwood Forest See more (75 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)
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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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Runtime:
106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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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Richard Lester became attached to the project before the script was written.See more »
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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:I've followed you for twenty years. I fought for you in the Crusades. I fought for you here in France. Show me a soldier and I'll fight him now. But I won't slaughter children for a piece of gold that never was!
Richard the Lionheart:I ordered it. I command you.
Robin Hood:*You* do it! You're a bloody bastard, you'll enjoy it!
Richard the Lionheart:Damn right I'll do it!
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Movie Connections:
Version of Robin Hood (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Bittersweet romantic tale, autumn in Sherwood Forest, 19 April 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

This is a lovely tale chronicling the autumn days of Robin Hood's life and his rekindled romance with his lost love, Marian. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is that I was hoping for more scenes with Robin & Marian together, as opposed to the men's exploits. The movie relates Robin's story from an unusual perspective, not as the legendary dashing young archer & outlaw, but as an aging hero with some physical infirmities, making him all the more appealing. But Robin Hood still has some fight left in him...

The much older Robin has returned from the Crusades to Sherwood Forest, accompanied by his faithful friend and constant companion, Little John. His old love, Marian, is by this time a nun, in fact the Mother Superior of an Abbey. Politically, King Richard the Lionheart and his brother, Prince John, are basically greedy idiots and definitely no asset to the peasants. Robin's old nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham, is as menacing as ever, and Robin must again summon a band of loyal followers (including his old cohorts, Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck) to protect the innocent from the Sheriff's tyranny.

The two stars are perfect in this mature love story, with its dramatic ending that I won't give away here. Sean Connery makes a sympathetic and compelling but weary hero, as Robin comes to grips with his aging, his physical limitations, and his mortality. Audrey Hepburn with her ageless beauty is radiant, dignified, and graceful as Marian. The pair are absolutely beautiful together on screen.

Actually, the most engrossing relationship in this film might just be between the two old adversaries, Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham, who form a sort of bond and develop mutual respect. Robert Shaw is absolutely perfect in his role as the Sheriff, who seems almost sympathetic & honourable here, not quite his usual completely villainous self. Their struggle culminates in a dramatic sword duel. Another relationship well developed is the one between Robin and his faithful friend, the gentle giant, Little John, who is portrayed by Nicol Williamson. Richard Harris plays the malevolent King Richard, though I am uncertain as to the historical accuracy of the depiction.

This movie has beautiful cinematography and musical scoring. Though Robin is no longer the daring young adventurer of old, this story is much more compelling than some other adaptations, notably the vastly inferior Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner. Perhaps less exciting derring do than other tales, this film (to its credit) tends to humanize the mythical medieval hero. It is a touching, bittersweet, and melancholy tale of autumn in Sherwood Forest...for Robin's band of Merry Men, his lady, his foe, and especially the legendary hero himself.

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