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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Friar Tuck (as Micheal McShane)
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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Having watched and been very inspired by the British television series Robin Hood (1984), where a Saracen merry man was introduced into the Robin Hood-legend and let loose in Sherwood Forest, the makers of the film originally called Morgan Freeman's character Nasir, thinking that the character played by Mark Ryan in the British TV-series was a traditional one drawn from the old legend. When stuntman Terry Walsh, who had also worked on "Robin of Sherwood" (1984), happened to mention that "Nasir" was not in the original legend, but was completely made-up by the makers of the British television series, the name of Freeman's character was rapidly changed to "Azeem" in order to avoid a possible lawsuit. See more »


When the men are about to be hanged, Will is on a barrel. In the next wide shot, Will is no longer on the barrel. See more »


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

At the end of the credits: In fond memory of Egil Woxholt See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) 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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Great entertainment.....
27 February 2000 | by (Somerset, England) – See all my reviews

Wow, this film seems to have annoyed some people. What a fuss about it being historically inaccurate, or that Azeem found the Chinease invention of gunpowder etc etc. WHO CARES! Don't nit pick at a film like this and you'll enjoy it. As for Kevin Costner not having an English accent, I don't really care, since it's a lot better then the other Robin Hood movie that was made in England, and was unlucky enough to be released at the same time. (I think it was simply called 'Robin Hood') OK,so Robin Hood IS supposed to be English, and yeah, Kev Costner could at least have tried an English accent, but if we're going to go that far, then they may as well have got an English actor instead of an American one, but somehow, I don't think Costner could have been bettered. He makes an excellent Robin Hood. Alan Rickman is brilliant as the hilarious Sherrif of Nottingham ('Shut up you TWIT!')It's great fun, and one of those film to watch with your feet up and a big bar of chocolate.....

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