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Robin and Marian (1976)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robin Hood
... Maid Marian
... Sheriff of Nottingham
... Richard the Lionheart / King Richard
... Little John
... Will Scarlett
... Sir Ranulf
... Friar Tuck
... King John
... Mercadier
... Old Defender
... Sister Mary
Peter Butterworth ... Surgeon
... Jack
... Jack's Apprentice
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It is 20 years after Robin Hood's heroics against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since then Robin (played by 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 and King John. Written by grantss

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Love is the greatest adventure of all.


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12 March 1976 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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This was filmed under the title "The Death of Robin Hood". See more »

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After having become dripping wet from completely submerging himself in the river and then carrying Marian (Audrey Hepburn) to the river bank, Robin's (Sean Connery's) undergarment is almost completely dry, but for a tide mark of dampness at the bottom, after removing his outer garment on the river bank. See more »

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Robin Hood: [to John] They reckon it's a good life to have reached 40. We're both past it, and look at us!
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A new telling of an age old classic.
15 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Oh what a wonderful idea. A new telling of the Robin Hood legend with his merry men, Maid Marion, and the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham thrown in. The twist was that the characters were all older and starting to slow down and realize their youthful adventures were long past them. The core of the story is the bittersweet love story between the title characters.

The true core of the film and what makes it so special is the casting. Sean Connery plays Robin Hood as the hero we all know who is slowing down despite his attempts to keep going. Audrey Hepburn is perfect as Marian. She reminds us of her eternal beauty and how truly a good actress she was. This was her first theatrical film in 9 years and it's a shame she was so little seen in that time. Actually, she was little seen after that appearing only in a few more films and none that were very memorable. Nicol Williamson plays Robin's ever faithful right hand man still trying to fight the good fight and always remaining by Robin's side. And Robert Shaw plays the Sheriff in a role he was born to play. The final swordfight between him and Robin is a highlight.

Then we come to the ending. I won't give it away save to say that it's a good, albeit, very bittersweet ending. The point comes across in a way that Shakespeare may have written.

It's a sweet and sometimes exciting film that is most underrated and deserves to be seen.


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