It is twenty years after Robin Hood's heroics against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since then, Robin (Sir Sean Connery) has spent all his time outside of England, fighting as Richard the Lionheart's right-hand man in the Crusades and in France. His only connection to his past life in Sherwood Forest is his faithful companion, Little John (Nicol Williamson). However, Richard the Lionheart is now dead and a war-weary, middle-aged Robin decides to return to England. His first priority: rekindle his relationship with Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn). However, if he figured on a peaceful life, he didn't bargain on the machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robert Shaw) and King John (Sir Ian Holm).Written by
In the opening scene at the Siege, Robin tells Richard he has fought for him for twenty years. In the next scene, Richard also tells Mercadier that he first met Robin on his way to the Crusades, and that they had been friends for twenty years.
Richard only sat on England's Throne for nine years (some say 8), and spent perhaps as little as only 8 months in England during his entire Reign. See more »
"Where this falls, John, put us close, and leave us there."
The film picks up the Robin Hood legend some twenty years after with Robin and his sidekick Little John return to their old Sherwood Forest embittered by King Richard, by the Crusades and their sickening brutality
They're informed by former friends Friar Tuck and Will that the lovely Maid Marian now lives nearby, where she has become the abbess And the sheriff is as powerful as ever and rules the country
Marian greets Robin's return with mixed feelings, and tells him that, in the passed two decades, she worked hard studying herbs and medicines, and she loves her life and she won't give it up
Of course, after the return of Robin, Marian could not imagine herself living in the world again, or even wanting to But after he rescues her from his long time enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, who tries to arrest her on religious grounds, the two become lovers once again
As Robin, Connery is a little bit in love with death He flirts, he teases, he challenges his strong enemy to a single combat to the death...
As Marian, Hepburn felt so little for so long
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