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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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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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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?


Chris Tucker was originally cast as Jamal Walker. See more »


When Jamal is fighting on top of the castle in his "Black Knight" armor, it bends like the synthetic material it is, and does not remain rigid as metal would. 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 Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Martin Lawrence and Cast
Produced by Guy Moon
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User Reviews

It was terrible and far-fetched
2 February 2005 | by (Miskolc, Hungary) – See all my reviews

This movie was bad. Not of the "so-bad-it's-good" types, it was just bad. This "going back to the Middle Ages" stuff has been done a million times before. Okay, it tried to be a politically correct movie so no one was surprised when a black guy appeared in Medieval Europe, but political correctness soon chickened out and rather than letting Lawrence have a white girlfriend, they came up with a far-fetched explanation of how can a medieval king have a black lady-in-waiting. Also, in American movies time travel is always combined with a travel to Europe, usually without explaining how did it happen. (the same thing messed up the Americanised version of Jean Reno's "Les Visiteurs", even though the original movie was so good that even the American ripoff couldn't be bad.) I've seen only about the first half of the movie 'cause I've realised that I've got many better things to do than watching this, so it's possible that after the first half the movie suddenly became interesting, but I seriously doubt it.

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