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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  14 June 1991 (USA)
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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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Sometimes the only way to uphold justice...is to break the law. See more »


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Release Date:

14 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robin Hood - König der Diebe  »

Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)


$165,500,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rumor has it that Kevin Costner wanted to use an English accent, but director Kevin Reynolds didn't want him to. Supposedly, Costner would affect the accent when he was arguing with Reynolds, but not when they were in agreement. Costner claims that he was initially asked to use an accent and hired a dialect coach, but this was stopped (and the coach was fired) when he did it poorly. See more »


At the beginning of the movie when Robin is attempting to free the prisoners chained to the wall in the dungeon, Azeem is shown begging to be freed. While pleading his case he rises to his feet and his hands are shown bound in front of him, then the camera goes back to Robin continuing to futilely pull on the chains, showing Azeem in the foreground; then there's a cut to Azeem (apparently sitting, as when he was first shown moments earlier) with his back to the wall and his hands raised and bound on either side of his head yelling "Christian!" to get Robin's attention. A second later he's back on his feet with his hands tied in front of him when Robin runs over and asks why he should save him. See more »


[first lines]
Prisoner: 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 »


Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »


Performed and Produced by Jeff Lynne
Courtesy of Reprise Records
Written by Michael Kamen and Jeff Lynne (J. Lynne)
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Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It had drama and kept me in my seat when I saw it. Kevin Costner was wonderful in the role of Robin Hood. He has a way of keeping you interested in any movie he is in. The way this movie was shot showed a diversity of feeling and really made you think that they wanted to do the best job ever on showing everything from laughter to heartfelt sadness.

I hope that people who haven't seen this movie will really consider seeing it sometime. whether by buying the DVD or by renting the movie. It will be well worth it. I would rate this movie as one of the top ten movies that i have seen. You can't get much better that a good Kevin Costner movie and you can't get much better than a good drama.

I know that some people would not agree with this opinion but I'm pleased with what I saw in this movie.

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