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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)
Soo Drouet ...
Daniel Newman ...
Daniel Peacock ...
Walter Sparrow ...
Harold Innocent ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


Elizabeth Hurley, Patsy Kensit, Nicole Kidman, Mathilda May, Amanda Pays, Joely Richardson and Ally Sheedy were considered to play Marian. Sophie Marceau auditioned for the role. See more »


After Wulf is saved from the Sheriff's men and runs off, Azeem walks around the rock wall and casts an unnaturally sharp, dark shadow (lighting error), despite having complained about there being "no sun in this cursed country" and it being visibly overcast outside. 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 »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #6.1 (1991) 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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High camp deep in the forest.
17 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although i turned my nose up at this film when first watched fifteen years ago, a second appraisal and a few grey hairs later forces me to see it for what it truly is; a great swashbuckling comedy romp.

As the pace built, my unease at the somewhat incongruous accents dissipated and i was left to enjoy a great film with some fine performances. Notably from Michael McShane as Friar Tuck and Alan Rickman as the evilly comic Sheriff of Nottingham.

The pace of the film rarely slackens, building up to a rip roaring finish.


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