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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 June 1991 (USA)
When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

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After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father, a nobleman loyal to King Richard the Lionhearted, has been murdered by the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham, who helped install Richard's treacherous brother, Prince John, as king while Richard is overseas fighting the Crusades. When Robin returns home, he vows to avenge his father's death and restore Richard to the throne. Even though Maid Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law See more »


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14 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robin Hood - König der Diebe  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$165,500,000 (USA)
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In 2012, Kevin Costner sued the producers of the film over unpaid profits. He also alleged that Morgan Creek gave distribution rights to an international subsidiary, which was in breach of its agreement with him. See more »

Goofs

When Robin and Azeem "steal" Marion's horses, the Sheriff's men shoot arrows at them as they flee. All the arrows are shown bouncing off the statue to Robin's left as they go out the door, but when they show them riding across the fields, his horse has an arrow embedded on its right flank. They never showed it hitting the horse. See more »

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[first lines]
Interrogator: Show them the courage of Allah!
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Crazy Credits

All initial copies of the original 1991 UK 'PG' Video had the full promo video for Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" played underneath the credits at the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) See more »

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(EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU
Performed by Bryan Adams
Courtesy of A&M Records
Produced by Robert John Lange (as Mutt Lange)
Written by Michael Kamen, Bryan Adams (as B. Adams) and Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange)
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1 bonus star for Alan Rickman
24 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Avoid this and go straight to the 1938 Adventures of Robin Hood. If you can't find that go to the 1922 Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks.

There is only one reason to watch this film and that is Alan Rickman as the scenery chewing Sheriff "I'll upstage everyone" of Nottingham. He is also the only reason I am not giving this film one star.

I've seen wooden dolls with a wider range of expression and more charisma than what Kevin Costner puts on display here. Adding a crusader element to Robin's story does nothing to advance the story. Morgan Freeman does a good job as the completely apocryphal Moor in England, but is only really asked to dispense sage advice and look noble. Hint to the screenwriters - Robin Hood is a classic legend, you should be picking which bits to leave out, not stuffing new things into it.

All the other actors in the film had about as much impact as blancmange.


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