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Black Knight (2001)

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Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

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Sir Knolte of Marlborough
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Steve
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Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
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King Leo
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Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
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Dennis
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The Queen
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Ernie
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Mrs. Bostick, 'Medieval World' Owner (as Isabell Monk)
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Knight #1
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Young Man (as Michael Post)
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Storyline

This is the story an amusement park employee named Jamal Walker who is magically transported back to medieval times in 14th-century England. There, Jamal meets Sir Knolte, a dissolute knight, before he stumbles into the court of the usurper King Leo. Jamal is impressed by what he thinks is the realism of the theme park; only after witnessing a gory beheading does he realize, with horror, where he really is. Jamal encounters the beautiful Victoria who is scheming to return the queen to the throne, and falls afoul of the evil Sir Percival. Joining forces with Sir Knolte and Victoria, Jamal teaches the rebels some helpful football, golfing, and boxing moves, before he dons the armor of the awesome "Black Knight"! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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An Adventure To The Past. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual/crude humor and battle violence | See all certifications »

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21 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,895 (Brazil) (4 October 2002)

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$14,895 (Brazil) (4 October 2002)
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Chris Tucker was originally cast as Jamal Walker. See more »

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When Jamal is introduced by the dwarf before he talks about "Jamal in the Box" he has his pocket on his shirt to cover the logo underneath, but when he asks if anyone has had a froth-a-chino it is gone to reveal the logo and then the very next shot it is back on there again See more »

Quotes

King Leo: You arrive early. My daughter and I welcome you. What news from Normandy?
Jamal: What news? Well a couple of drive-bys, other than that, same ole same ole.
King Leo: When will the Duke arrive to take my daughter's hand?
Jamal: This is a hell of a setup you've got here. I mean, I'm not lyin'. I mean, wooh! You got to have major coins behind this. Who's backin you, Puffy?
King Leo: Silence, Moor! Tell me when will the Duke arrive.
Jamal: Oh, I, I get it. You wanna see if I can improv. Ok, well let's see. Uh. The Duke will arriveth in ...
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Version of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

SOUND OFF (DUCKWORTH CHANT)
Written by Willie Duckworth, Bernard Lenzy
Performed by Martin Lawrence and Cast
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A LOAD OF SHIZNET...
25 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, the whole idea behind the premise of the film--transporting a black man from the present to England during medieval times---sounds great on paper, with guaranteed laughs throughout...right? Wrong! This film did not elicit a single laugh--not even a chuckle--from me. What a waste of celluloid.

Just watch this nincompoop, Martin Lawrence, embarrass himself throughout the film with a one-note expression on his face--i.e., the look of sardonic, bewilderment--and acting that's meant to be comical, but looks...well, forced and desperate.

Probably one of the worst films I've seen in recent memory.


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