A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
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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Throughout the movie, a mole on the face of Prince John (Richard Lewis) changes position: it starts on his left cheek, then over to his right cheek, then his chin, then his forehead. It then goes back to the original place. 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 »
When Broomhilde lands on the stone after attempting to land on the horse, it is clear that the stone is cracked in advance of her landing. See more »
I've come to warn you, Prince John and Rottingham have hired men to kill you at the fair tomorrow. You musn't go.
Well, that's easy. I won't.
Oh, I'm so happy! They were going to try to lure you there by having an archery contest.
An archery contest?
Their archer is unbeatable.
Robin, promise you won't go.
All right, I promise you won't go.
[stops for a second, confused]
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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 »
This is a funny film and I like it a lot. Cary Elwes plays Robin Hood to a tee. This is, of course, the usual good vs evil with Robin against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The humor is sort of in your face stuff for the most part, but still works well. A comedy for a night when you don't want to have to think much, it's well worth a rent!
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