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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?


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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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Robbin' the Hood  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,699,287 (USA)
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The scene where the Sheriff (Roger Rees) falls through the roof of Latrine (Tracey Ullman) and she tries to get him to have sex with her was completely improvised by Rees and Ullman. See more »

Goofs

During the "Men in Tights" song and dance number at the lyrics: '...We roam around the forest looking for fights...', Dave Chappelle (Ahchoo) makes a minor mistake in choreography by raising his right-hand to his forehead instead of his left-hand, and then makes a quick switch to correct his mistake. See more »

Quotes

[Blinkin, the blind man, is up in a perch looking out for strangers]
Robin Hood: Blinkin! What are you doing?
Blinkin: Guessing. I guess no one's coming.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Men in Tights (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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