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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sir Knolte of Marlborough
Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
King Leo
Jeannette Weegar ...
Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
Helen Carey ...
The Queen
Michael Burgess ...
Isabell O'Connor ...
Mrs. Bostick, 'Medieval World' Owner (as Isabell Monk)
Knight #1
Young Man (as Michael Post)


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chevalier noir  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,102,948 (USA) (23 November 2001)


$33,422,806 (USA) (29 March 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism helped in the historical recreation of this movie by providing consulting work and playing as extras. See more »


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 »


Guard #1: Who be ye?
Jamal: Who be I? I be stompin' yo ass you put your hand on me one more again!
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Version of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) See more »


Written, Performed and Produced by Guy Moon
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User Reviews

Don't be fooled, this is a terrible movie...but funny at parts.
28 June 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

To be completely honest I am not a fan of Martin Lawrence, although I LOVED "Bad Boys" and thought he did an awesome job in that film...but this review isn't about THAT film ("Blue Streak" was pretty good too). Anyhow, I have to say that I had EXTREMELY low expectations for "Black Knight", the previews were barely funny, the story looked god-awful, and just over-all nothing even remotely great. ...BUT...I watched the movie anyway. I thought the movie was just HORRIBLE, but there were a few things that I thought were pretty funny.

I really can't believe that a movie like this would get green-lit. I can't believe that someone would read this story and say "Yeah, let's make this into a movie!" You gotta be kidding me?!?!

I really don't have much else to say about the film. If you are a fan of Martin Lawrence, then there's a possibility that you may like the film. If you've got some free time, and have an opportunity to see it for free (or really cheap) go ahead and check it out. Otherwise, spend your money on a different movie.

Thanks for reading,


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