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Robin Hood (1991)

TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 13 May 1991 (USA)
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The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.

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... Sir Robert Hode / Robin Hood
... Maid Marian
... Sir Miles Folcanet (as Jurgen Prochnow)
... Prince John
... Baron Roger Daguerre (as Jeroen Krabbe)
... Much the Miller (as Daniel Webb)
Conrad Asquith ... Lodwick
... Miter
... Will Scarlett
Phelim McDermott ... Jester
Carolyn Backhouse ... Nicole, Roger's Mistress
... Little John
Caspar De La Mare ... Sam Timmons the Carpenter
Cecily Hobbs ... Mabel
Gabrielle Reidy ... Lily
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The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.

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The adventure. The romance. The legend.


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O Roben ton dason  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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One of two major motion pictures from the 20th Century Fox studio first released in 1991 that starred actor Patrick Bergin. The movies were Robin Hood (1991) and Sleeping with the Enemy (1991). See more »

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Prince John keeps insisting on being called "Your Majesty" to indicate that he now considers himself to be king. The first instance of "Majesty" being used by the English monarchy is Richard II - almost 200 years later and it only became an official title around 1490. See more »

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Robin Hood: What's your name?
Maid Marian: [In disguise] Martin. Martin Pride.
Robin Hood: Pride. I like it.
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Version of The Muppet Show: Lynn Redgrave (1979) See more »

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Robin Hood (1991): Very historically accurate and well done English film
15 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Yet another version of the classic epic, but done from such a different perspective and with enough accuracy and authenticity that you'll think you are seeing this story for the very first time...

The story line is pretty much the same, of course, as those numerous versions before it, but is told from a more realistic and authentic English point of view... This version focuses on the Norman - Saxon struggle at that time in history and that is the pervasive influence throughout this superb motion picture....

Most of the characters are quite different from those you've come to expect from the afore-telling of this story, in particular Uma Thurman's very special Maid Marian and Patrick Bergen's unique and coup d'etat performance in the title role...

The cinematography is outstanding, giving the story a somewhat darker but more realistic tone and feel, and the direction is about as flawless as I have seen in this type historically-based film...

Unfortunately, this film was conceived and distributed around the same time as the AWFUL Kevin Costner version and consequently was swept aside by that highly marketed but substantially inferior 'Hollywood' version released in the same year and about the same time... It is really a tragedy too, because this is possibly the most authentic and well-made version of the Robin Hood story made to date... One can only imagine what a masterpiece this film would had been if the circumstances surrounding its release had been different...

It was said in the print media that when the English producers of this film learned Hollywood was producing a similar movie on the same subject, they pared their losses, and opted for this final product that even with a lower budget than originally planned, is a MUCH better and more accurate re-telling of the classic Sir Robert Hode, 4th Earl of Huntington (a real person) legend...

Well written and adapted for the screen, expertly cast, and superbly directed by English director John Irvin, this relatively low budget production has never received the accolades it deserves...

Look for some stellar performances by Uma Thurman as Maid Marian, Patrick Bergin as Robin Hood, Jürgen Prochnow as Sir Miles Folcanet, Owen Teale as Will Scarlett and an unforgettable performance by Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe as Baron Roger Daguerre...Also worthy of mention was a brief but commanding performance by Edward Fox as Prince John, and memorable performances by David Morrissey as Little John and Carolyn Backhouse as Nicole, Roger's Mistress...

If you have seen the "Hollywood formula", American version of this story with Kevin Costner, but not this one, or if you have seen neither, do yourself a tremendous favor and see this film....

This movie will transport you back to another time and place, to see an accurate glimpse of medieval history come alive on film... Not to be missed by students of Medieval history or those curious about their European ancestry and origins...

A film that is a rare hidden treasure and is very worthwhile seeking out and seeing... Outstanding...


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