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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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Sir Knolte of Marlborough
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Steve
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Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
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King Leo
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Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
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Derek
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Dennis
Helen Carey ...
The Queen
Michael Burgess ...
Ernie
Isabell O'Connor ...
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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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual/crude humor and battle violence | See all certifications »

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21 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,895 (Brazil) (4 October 2002)
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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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DANCE TO THE MUSIC
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
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Produced by Guy Moon
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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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