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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Musical  |  28 July 1993 (USA)
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A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) 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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,804,130 (UK) (14 January 1994)
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Mel Brooks:  [phony sequel]  In the music video at the end of the film, in the lyrics to the reprisal of the "Sherwood Forest Rap", Ahchoo hopes the cast will come back for "Robin Hood 2". See more »

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Although there are plenty of clearly intentional anachronisms throughout the movie (jackhammers, references to Mark Twain, Blazing Saddles, etc.), King Richard's coat of arms (quartered English lions with blue fleurs de lis, introduced after 1485) is likely to be unintentional. See more »

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Sheriff of Rottingham: He "deered" to kill a King's dare.
Sheriff of Rottingham: [realizing he said it wrong] He dared to kill a King's deer.
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At the beginning of the closing credits the Loxley castles can be seen, that is zoomed out until the complete British islands can be seen. Then it fades out into the black. See more »

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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

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Mel Brooks writer, actor and director.
27 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) was a much needed parody from Mel Brooks. He has the assignment of spoofing the Robin Hood legacy and the couple of movie dealing with the mythical honorable thief of English folklore. Cary Elwes stars as Robin Hood. He's looking for a few good men who'll join him in his quest to topple the evil sheriff of Nottingham (Roger Rees) and win the fair hand of Maid Marian. Robin also has to deal with Prince John (Richard Lewis).as well. Tracey Ullman co-stars as Prince John's personal witch Latrine who has her eyes on the Sheriff.

Will Robin find his merry men? How far will the Prince go to throw his weight around in the absence of his father? Why does the Sheriff hate Robin so much? To find out you'll have to watch ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS!! Check out the hilarious cameo by Dom De Luise who plays the Duke of Jersey.

Highly recommended.


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