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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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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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the DVD commentary, it was said that the black horse that Jamal rode at the end of his dream was taught to rear on command. See more »


When Jamal is in front of the lake ready to go back "home" (before he changes his mind), in the first shot his medallion is clearly tucked in his shirt, in the next shot, when he turns back it's out, and in the very next shot it's tucked back in. 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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Referenced in According to Jim: Cheryl's Day Off (2002) See more »


Written by Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown and Yamma Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
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User Reviews

the black knight is defeating
18 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a more toned down version of Martin Lawrence, which to me isn't as funny as his usual raunchy self. His TV show was very good and his comedy specials are funny, but I haven't enjoyed any of his movies except Bad Boys. This was tolerable at best but his best jokes were racial ones. You can't have a movie solely depend on that. Not to mention the weak plot.

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