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
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When Robin Hood swims from Jerusalem to England, the map has Turkey labeled as "Ottoman Empire" which was not founded until 1299 AD, about 100 years after the movie setting. See more »
Such an unusual name, "Latrine." How did your family come by it?
We changed it in the 9th century.
You mean you changed it TO "Latrine"?
Yeah. Used to be "Shithouse."
It's a good change. That's a good change!
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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 »
Robin Hood; Men in Tights is worth watching, I recently watched it because I've just become a Cary Elwes fan, and this is one of of his lead-roles. Some moments really made me crack up so hard! I didn't expect them you know, it was so funny, Even the 2nd time around you'd still fall off your chair The cast is great, of course especially Robin of Locksley himself,Cary, but Blinkin and the Sheriff and Little John (Don't let the name fool you, it's veryy big! lol) and everyone else!
There were some moments of course, the film tried to make a comedic scene out of but you don't necessarily laugh at it,.... but OK.
This is the second time Cary Elwes and Patrick Stewart appeared in a film together by the way, they both worked on "Lady Jane" in 1986, and it was fun to see them, 7 years later, older, awwww.