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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves -- Kevin Costner is the legendary swashbuckling hero of England's Sherwood Forest who defends the poor and battles Alan Rickman's deliciously evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves -- 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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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
14 June 1991 (USA) See more »
Sometimes the only way to uphold to break the law. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Costner ... Robin Hood

Morgan Freeman ... Azeem

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Marian Dubois

Christian Slater ... Will Scarlett

Alan Rickman ... Sheriff George of Nottingham

Geraldine McEwan ... Mortianna

Michael McShane ... Friar Tuck (as Micheal McShane)

Brian Blessed ... Lord Locksley

Michael Wincott ... Guy of Gisborne

Nick Brimble ... Little John
Soo Drouet ... Fanny
Daniel Newman ... Wulf
Daniel Peacock ... Bull
Walter Sparrow ... Duncan
Harold Innocent ... Bishop of Hereford

Jack Wild ... Much the Miller's Son
Michael Goldie ... Kenneth of Cowfall

Liam Halligan ... Peter Dubois
Marc Zuber ... Interrogator
Merelina Kendall ... Old Woman
Imogen Bain ... Sarah
Jimmy Gardner ... Farmer
Bobby Parr ... Villager

John H. Francis ... Courier (as John Francis)
John Hallam ... Red-Headed Baron
Douglas Blackwell ... Gray-Bearded Baron

Pat Roach ... Celtic Chieftain
Andy Hockley ... Ox
John Dallimore ... Broth
Derek Deadman ... Kneelock
Howard Lew Lewis ... Hal
John Tordoff ... Scribe

Andrew Lawden ... Sergeant
Susannah Corbett ... Lady in Coach
Sarah Alexandra ... Small Girl

Christopher Adamson ... Soldier

Richard Strange ... Executioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bryan Adams ... The Balladeer (uncredited)

Behrooz Afrakhan ... Moezin (uncredited)

David Bowles ... Morgar (uncredited)

Kenneth W Caravan ... Norman Knight - Merry Man (uncredited)

Sean Connery ... King Richard (uncredited)
Mickey Curry ... The Balladeer's Drummer & Percussionist (uncredited)
Larry Klein ... The Balladeer's Bassist (uncredited)

Lucien Morgan ... Captain of the Sherrif's Men (uncredited)
Bill Payne ... The Balladeer's Keyboardist (uncredited)
Derek Pykett ... Peasant in Crowd (uncredited)
Neil Riddaway ... Villager (uncredited)

Graham Riddell ... Celtic Warrior (uncredited)
Keith Scott ... The Balladeer's Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Mark Thomason ... Oarsman (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Running Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Reynolds 
Writing credits
Pen Densham (story)

Pen Densham (screenplay) &
John Watson (screenplay)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Pen Densham .... producer
Michael J. Kagan .... co-producer
Richard Barton Lewis .... producer
David Nicksay .... executive producer
James G. Robinson .... executive producer
Mark Stern .... associate producer
John Watson .... producer
Kevin Costner .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome 
Film Editing by
Peter Boyle 
Casting by
Noel Davis 
Ilene Starger 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
John Graysmark 
Art Direction by
Fred Carter 
Costume Design by
John Bloomfield 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup artist
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup artist
Paul Engelen .... key makeup artist
Richard Glass .... standby contact lens optician
Daniel Parker .... makeup artist
Lisa Tomblin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Malcolm J. Christopher .... production supervisor (as Malcolm Christopher)
Michael Hartman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Cleary .... key second assistant director
Jamie Fowlds .... trainee assistant director
Marios Hamboulides .... trainee assistant director
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... second assistant director: second unit
Peter Heslop .... second second assistant director
Mark Illsley .... second unit director
Max Kleven .... second unit director: action sequence
Adam Somner .... third assistant director
David Tringham .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Alan Cheevers .... plasterer
John Chisholm .... property master
Dominique Coste .... art department
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter
Patricia Johnson .... draughtsman
Tim Lanning .... greensman
Gwendolyn Margetson .... draftsperson
Giles Masters .... assistant art director
Cleo Nethersole .... drapesmaster
Mark Reynolds .... stand-by props: second unit
Bill Stallion .... storyboard artist
Dean Coldham .... chargehand plasterer (uncredited)
Ciara McAvoy .... poster artist (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Coke .... sound effects editor
Joe Dorn .... adr editor
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Courtenay Marvin .... assistant sound editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
Magic A. Moreno .... Digital Transfer Engineer, Stem Conform
Chris Munro .... sound mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Judy Oseransky .... assistant sound editor
Roy Seeger .... assistant adr editor
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
David Williams .... dialogue editor
James Allen .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
David R. Finkelstein .... assistant foley editor (uncredited)
Dennis Leonard .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steve Hamilton .... senior special effects technician
Simon Hewitt .... special effects technician
Barry Whitrod .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Rob Burton .... visual effects
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
Joel Hladecek .... motion control camera
Rich McKay .... camera assistant
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor
Del Baker .... stunts
Ken Barker .... stunts
Brian Bowes .... stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts
Helen Caldwell .... stunts
Stuart Clark .... stunts
Abbi Collins .... stunts
Tim Condren .... stunts
Simon Crane .... stunt double: Mr. Costner
Simon Crane .... stunts
David Cronnelly .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Clive Curtis .... stunts
Perry Davey .... stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunts
Wayne Docksey .... stunts
Sadie Eden .... stunts (as Sadie Eddon)
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
Elaine Ford .... stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunts
Nick Gillard .... stunts
Reg Harding .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Frank Henson .... stunts
Mark Henson .... stunts (as Franklin Henson)
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Dave Holland .... stunts
Sy Hollands .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Arthur Howell .... stunts
Paul Jennings .... stunts
Vincent Keane .... stunts (as Ginger Keane)
Phil Lonergan .... stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunts
Tina Maskell .... stunts
Sean McCabe .... stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts
Lex Milloy .... stunts
Chrissy Monk .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts
Gerard Naprous .... stunts
Mark Anthony Newman .... stunts
Robert Patton .... stunt performer
Mike Potter .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Eddie Powell .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunts
Terry Richards .... stunts
Billy Riley Jr. .... stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunts
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts
Roy Street .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Tip Tipping .... stunts
Terry Walsh .... sword master
Derek Ware .... stunts
Bill Weston .... stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Jason White .... stunt performer
Steve Whyment .... stunts
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunts
Craig Appel .... equestrian (uncredited)
Gary Robert .... stunts (uncredited)
Lee Sheward .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Brewster .... camera operator: second unit
Bob Bridges .... assistant camera
Gary Cross .... gaffer: second unit
Mike Frift .... camera operator
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip
Wayne Leach .... electrician
Alan Martin .... gaffer
Jason Martin .... best boy
Franz Pagot .... steadicam utility
David Tondeur .... assistant camera
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Carlos Melville .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sean Barrett .... milliner
Anthony Brookman .... costume assistant
Elvis Davis .... set costumer
Robyn Elliott .... set costumer (as Robyn Elliot)
Michael McGarrigle .... wardrobe assistant
Dominic Young .... costume workroom assistant
Editorial Department
Joss Agnew .... second assistant editor
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction
Peter Hollywood .... editor: special sequences
Michael Kelly .... editor: additional sequences
Carole A. Kenneally .... assistant editor
Alexandra Leviloff .... second assistant editor
Jonathan Lucas .... first assistant editor
Robert C. Lusted .... assistant editor (as Bob Lusted)
Marcus Manton .... additional editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Gladys Vega .... assistant editor
Glenn Richard Côté .... assistant to editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Christopher Brooks .... music editor
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator
Don Davis .... orchestrator
Richard Davis .... orchestrator
Bruce Dukov .... concertmaster
Robert Fernandez .... music engineer
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
J.J. George .... assistant music editor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Elliot Kaplan .... orchestrator
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Albert Lloyd Olson .... orchestrator
Jeffrey Pollack .... music consultant
Eric Reasoner .... music editor
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator
William Ross .... orchestrator
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Jonathan Sacks .... orchestrator
Brad Warnaar .... orchestrator
Mark Watters .... orchestrator
Bryan Adams .... musician: rhythm guitar (uncredited)
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Mickey Curry .... musician: drums & percussions (uncredited)
Michael Kamen .... conductor (uncredited)
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Larry Klein .... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (uncredited)
Bill Payne .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Keith Scott .... musician: lead guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Brian Hathaway .... transportation coordinator
Mark White .... transportation
Other crew
Stuart Baird .... project consultant
Mark Bunce .... chef
David Chorley .... chef
Caroline Cornish-Trestrail .... production staff
Kevin Costner .... production consultant
Gabe Cronnelly .... archery coach
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Dennis Davidson .... Publicity campaign
Reg Dent .... horse supplier
Steve Dent .... assistant horse master
Steve Dent .... horse supplier
Sara Desmond .... production runner
Wayne Docksey .... animal master: Animal Acting
Michelle Fox .... production associate
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Rowley Irlam .... rider
Sheldon Katz .... production controller
David Kerney .... production accountant
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor
John Lees .... fitness coach
Neil Ravan .... location manager
Tony Smart .... horse master
Alan Sutton .... fire officer
Kathleen Switzer .... assistant: Kevin Reynolds (as Kathleen A. Switzer)
Mark Thomason .... photo double
Mark Thomason .... stand-in
Andrew A Wilkinson .... sword master
Andrew Jack .... dialect coach: Michael McShane (uncredited)
Craig Stevenson .... assistant sword master (uncredited)
Pam Weaver .... animal handler (uncredited)

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143 min | USA:155 min (extended edition)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M (extended version) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PA (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-14 | Finland:K-13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-15/13 (extended edition) (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (extended edition) (2012 reform re-rating) | Germany:12 (f) | Iceland:10 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Ireland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:AL (video rating) (1992) | New Zealand:PG | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Africa:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | Sweden:11 (heavily cut) | UK:PG (cut) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2009) (uncut) | USA:PG-13

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Is the only directorial and starring collaboration between Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner that isn't a one word titled film; the others being Fandango (1985) and Waterworld (1995).See more »
Continuity: The scar and disfigurement on Guy of Gisborne's ear disappear and reappear several times in his encounter with Robin.See more »
[first lines]
Interrogator:Show them the courage of Allah!
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Movie Connections:
Version of Robin Hood (1991)See more »


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25 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Just one word: Brilliant!!, 27 June 2006
Author: native_girl333 from Finland


I watched "The Prince of Thieves" once again two days ago and it is still one of the most brilliant movies ever made. Despite the fact the crew had so many obstacles while making the film.

Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) returns to England from his crusades with a Maori warrior Azeem (outstanding Morgan Freeman) and finds out that the evil sheriff of Nottingham (superb Alan Rickman) has taken over his fathers lands. From that one there begins a war to make a difference in sheriff's terrorizing Nottingham. Robin becomes Hood and he is fighting to give the good days back to the people as they deserve it.

There is a little bit of everything in the film. There is adventures, excitement, romance, humor, action. Everything you could ever wish from the great, enjoyable film! If you liked "The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring by Errol Flynn you will also enjoy this timeless story about the man who stole from the rich and gave it to the poor!

The film making was a struggle right from the start. The producers had some difficulties to hire a competent director to the job. Even the production manager and the other heads of department were hired before the director. There was a bit hurry to make "Prince of Thieves" because there was two other Robin Hood pictures coming. They were just like in a race. Then a man called Kevin Reynolds was hired to the job of directing. Then the production team was short of lead actor to play Robin. Other major parts Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman and Christian Slater were already in place. Robin Wright was replaced with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio to play Maid Marian because of Wright's pregnancy. Then there came Kevin Costner. He only signed up for the job because of Kevin Reynolds. After casting everybody the working team came across the difficulty of the lack of enough time. There was also some rough times between Costner and Reynolds. Even the guys had some disagreement the film opened in the year 1991 and managed to snatch a 25 million dollars at the opening weekend and was later going to bag 390 million dollars worldwide. Not bad if the production had some of bad critic and problems behind them.

Obviously even Costner and Reynolds managed to put their hatred aside because later they teamed up in the flop "Waterworld" which was by the way then (1995) the most expensive movie in the world! (Whopping 175 million dollars spent)

Even if the film contains some of the most disturbing mistakes in film making it does not effect on the result. So what if Robin's hair is suddenly turn from wet to dry and again back to wet it does not reflect to the essence of this marvelous piece of history. It is worth waiting the last scene where legendary Sean Connery makes an appearance as King Richard the Lionheart! (Connery donated his 400,000 dollar fee to charity)

The legendary and undying ballad "Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams is the best movie theme song in the history of film making!

Worth to watch with it's faults and all!

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