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Black Knight (2001)

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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Jeannette Weegar ...
Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
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Derek
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Dennis
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The Queen
Michael Burgess ...
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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He's About To Get Medieval On You. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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21 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Chevalier noir  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,102,948, 25 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,422,806, 31 March 2002
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2.35 : 1
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The scene where Princess Regina trips over her bed sheets was not scripted, Jeannette Weegar really did trip and fall, but the director liked it so it was kept and put in the final cut. See more »

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Jamal rips off his shirt pocket to reveal his logo, but immediately afterwards, the pocket has sewn itself back on again. See more »

Quotes

Percival: [to Jamal] Does thou mock me?
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

SOUND OFF (DUCKWORTH CHANT)
Written by Willie Duckworth, Bernard Lenzy
Performed by Martin Lawrence and Cast
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Not a bad film.
11 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film isn't fantastic, but it is far from dismal as many people here have made it out to be.

Sure, the premise of the movie is silly, but most of these types of comedy movies are. The film is entertaining and Martin Lawrence shows his comedic talent again.

If you think this film deserves one or two stars, you probably haven't seen enough movies. For a true 1-star film, go see "Going Overboard" with Adam Sandler---I bet you won't be able to watch it until the end.

Black Knight is a pretty good film and I recommend you see it if you get the chance.


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