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Black Knight (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  21 November 2001 (USA)
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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 {}

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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)


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

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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 »


After Jamal saves Knolte's life, the position of Knolte's hands changes several times between shots. See more »


Jamal: Do you have a thong?
Victoria: Excuse me?
Jamal: Never mind. We'll just take an old pair of drawers and cut the ass out.
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Written by Eldra DeBarge, William DeBarge, Etterlene Jordan, Edmond Jones Jr., Rodney McCoy,
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, Adam Duggins
Performed by Beenie Man
Courtesy Virgin Records America
Contains replayed samples of "I LIKE" and "I LIKE IT(CORN FLAKES)"
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I laughed one time during the entire movie
5 April 2003 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I laughed once, at the end when he was trying to pick up the girl. This was one of the few serious moments of the movie and I found it utterly hilarious. This movie made me both homicidal and suicidal at the same time (yes, I'm exaggerating, but not by much). I use this movie as a benchmark for utterly horrible movies, and I marvel that the NAACP didn't boycott this movie because of its portrayal of a stereotypical "I'm-ignorant-and-proud-of-it" black man. I went into this movie expecting it to be at least as good as "Nothing to Lose" or "Blue Streak", but it was one of the most agonizing experiences of my life. The only consolation that I have is that I did not pay to see it.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of this movie. If you thought this movie was funny and entertaining-I'm happy for you, but arguing that it is a 10/10 is ridiculous. The only explanation for this is that people are trying to raise the rating of this movie to an undeserved level which is sad.

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