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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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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?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$35,699,287 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mel Brooks: [Nazis] The dagger the Sheriff of Rottingham carries is an SS (Schutzstaffel: Adolf Hitler's bodyguard) dagger. The one used appears to be the M-33 service dagger. See more »


At the end of the movie, as the camera zooms out, the location of the Loxley castle seems to be in the area of London. Sherwood Forest (where the story is set) and Nottingham are in the East Midlands area which should be a bit further North. See more »


[Pre-movie Rap]
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: [rapping] Yo, yo, yo!
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Check it out!
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: Prince John and the Sherrif, they was runnin' the show/raisin' the taxes 'cause they needed the dough/a reign of terror took over the land/ they were shakin' down the people just to beat the band I said hey.
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Hey!
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: I said hey!
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Hey!
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: I said...
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Hey nonny-nonny and a ho ho ho.
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: The people weren't happy, morale was low/ they had no place to turn to, there was nowhere to go/ they needed a hero, but no one could be found/ 'cause Robin Hood was out of town...
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Crazy Credits

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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Excellently funny!
3 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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