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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

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The standard story of Robin Hood: Evil Prince John is oppressing the people while good King Richard is away on the Crusades. Robin steals from the tax collectors, wins an archery contest, defeats the Sheriff, and rescues Maid Marian. In this version, however, Mel Brooks adds his own personal touch, parodying traditional adventure films, romance films, and the whole idea of men running around the woods in tights. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The legend had it coming... Find out where Robin Hood put his Little John, what made Will Scarlet, and what did Friar Tuck into his tights that Maid Marion all of a quiver?


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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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28 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Robbin' the Hood  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,804,130 (UK) (14 January 1994)
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Throughout the movie, a mole on the face of Prince John (Richard Lewis) changes position: it starts on his left cheek, then to his chin, his lip, his right cheek, and finally his forehead. This lampoons the mole on Alan Rickman's face in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). It's also a nod to the famous "I-gor's hump" gag from Young Frankenstein (1974). See more »

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When Asneeze is saying good-bye to Robin he is urging him to hurry because "It is a long way from Africa to England". But Robin's journey marks on the map start from Jerusalem which is not in Africa. See more »

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Little John: Let me introduce you to my best friend: Will Scarlet.
Scarlet: Scarlet's my middle name. My full name is Will Scarlet O'Hara.
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Scarlet: We're from Georgia.
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The opening credits appear after shooting fire arrows. At the end of the credits the arrows are flying into village houses and set the on fire. See more »

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Rule, Britannia!
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Absolutely hilarious
17 November 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

After I've seen this movie I find it hard to understand why so many people seem to hate this movie. I'm not saying it belongs in the top 250 of all times, but in it's genre it is a great movie. I know, not many people find it amusing to see how a legendary story like 'Robin Hood' is turned into a comedy. Many people still seem to believe that some things shouldn't be laughed with ... they are wrong.

Mel Brooks has done an excellent job with Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I have seen the original Robin Hood movies as well, but I never had such a good time when watching them as I had with this one. It's just one continuation of hilarious moments and parodies on famous people and movies (Winston Churchil, The Godfather...).

I recommend everyone who wants to have a good laugh to watch this movie. To those who think Robin Hood shouldn't be messed with, you're wrong, but you better don't watch it because you'll probably be offended by it. I give this movie an 8/10.


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