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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)  »

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 attempting to motivate the villagers, the speech given by Robin Hood is a clear reference to two speeches given by Winston Churchill during WWII, specifically the "We shall fight them on the beaches" (given after the British withdrew from Dunkirk) and "Never was so much owed by so many to so few" (given after the Battle of Britain). See more »


When the patriot arrow heads to the second set of seats (after the royal box) some of the peasants move before the arrow gets to them. See more »


Sheriff of Rottingham: This is a stealth catapult, we've been working on it secretly for months. It can hurl one of these heavy boulders undetected, over a hundred yards, completely destroying anything in its path.
Prince John: Wow! How's it work?
Sheriff of Rottingham: It's rather simple. You get one of these heavy boulders, put it here where I'm sitting, and then pull on that lever.
Prince John: Like this?
[John pulls the lever and flings Mervin into the air]
Latrine: [praying by her bed in her boudoir] Oh dear Lord, if you see fit to send ...
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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 »


Spoofs The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »


Rule, Britannia!
Written by James Thomson and Thomas Arne
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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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