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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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When Robin sings "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful" he exclaims "Bb" before he starts to sing (in reference to what key the music should be played in). The song however is in the key of E major and modulates to F major, not Bb. See more »

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Sheriff of Rottingham: Wasn't your... didn't your mole used to be on the other side?
Prince John: I have a MOLE?
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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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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Row, Row, Row, Your Boat
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VERY FUNNY SHERWOOD FOREST SPOOF.
13 February 2000 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny Mel Brooks movie and probably stands as his last great comic hurrah.Although not up to the standard of his masterpiece "HIGH ANXIETY" it is certainly a better and actually more exciting Robin Hood adventure than that soporific outing for Kevin Costner.It is worth noting that Brooks had parodied Robin before in the short lived US TV series "WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN." This is much better though and Cary Elwes scores as a Robin Hood in the style of the great Errol Flynn.Look out too for Matthew Porretta,former star of the excellent syndicated show "THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" as Will Scarlett O'Hara.All in all,a good fun movie.


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