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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.

Director:

Gil Junger

Writers:

Darryl Quarles (as Darryl J. Quarles), Peter Gaulke | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Jamal Walker / Skywalker
Marsha Thomason ... Victoria the Chambermaid / Nicole
Tom Wilkinson ... Sir Knolte of Marlborough
Vincent Regan ... Percival, Leo's Chief Henchman
Daryl Mitchell ... Steve
Michael Countryman ... Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
Kevin Conway ... King Leo
Jeannette Weegar Jeannette Weegar ... Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
Erik Jensen ... Derek
Dikran Tulaine ... Dennis
Helen Carey ... The Queen
Michael Burgess Michael Burgess ... Ernie
Isabell O'Connor Isabell O'Connor ... Mrs. Bostick, 'Medieval World' Owner (as Isabell Monk)
Kevin Stillwell ... Knight #1
Mikey Post ... 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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It's only a flesh wound! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chevalier noir See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

F. Gary Gray was originally attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Jamal escapes being beheaded, there is a shot from his point of view in which a flaming arrow is shot. His hands are closer together than in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Guard #1: Who be ye?
Jamal: Who be I? I be stompin' yo ass you put your hand on me one more again!
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Alternate Versions

UK Version was cut by 5 secs by the distributor (potentially dangerous imitable technique (spray from an aerosol can be ignited with a lighter)) to secure a 'PG' rating. An uncut '12' rating was available. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

DANCE TO THE MUSIC
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
Courtesy Epic Records
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How did this movie get made?
29 November 2001 | by kayem2See all my reviews

I understand that movies are shot out of sequence and that the scripted work is sometimes altered under the director's guidance. The plot required not just the suspension of disbelief, but no belief system. I considered leaving and seeing something else, and regretted staying in the theater to see this movie (for lack of a better term.) The only thing good I could say about this effort is that the lighting was good.

The ending seemed to be an omen for Black Knight 2 -- I would beg the powers that be in Hollywood that this was only my fevered imagination. It will be a sad day if something like that was forced onto innocent moviegoers.


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