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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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Matthew Porretta ...
Robert Ridgely ...


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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Release Date:

28 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robbin' the Hood  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


£1,804,130 (UK) (14 January 1994)

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Did You Know?


When the newly recruited Merry Men are getting outfitted with clothing and weapons, their tights are seen being taken out of giant plastic eggs. This is in reference to when L'eggs pantyhose used to be sold in plastic eggs packages. See more »


The bird that alights on Maid Marian's hand in her first scene with Broomhilde is a California Scrub Jay, native to North America. See more »


[Villagers begin throwing food at the archery contest]
Blinkin: Oh good, they've opened the salad bar.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References King Kong (1933) See more »


Sherwood Forest Rap
Words by Mel Brooks
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Kevin Dorsey and the Merry Men Singers:
Steve Lively, Randy Crenshaw, Kerry Katz, Geoff Koch, Rick Logan
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Quite funny!
19 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

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.

It's definitely worth watching, quite hilarious indeed!

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