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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.

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

Sam Resnick (story), Sam Resnick (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Bergin ... Sir Robert Hode / Robin Hood
Uma Thurman ... Maid Marian
Jürgen Prochnow ... Sir Miles Folcanet (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Edward Fox ... Prince John
Jeroen Krabbé ... Baron Roger Daguerre (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Danny Webb ... Much the Miller (as Daniel Webb)
Conrad Asquith Conrad Asquith ... Lodwick
Barry Stanton ... Miter
Owen Teale ... Will Scarlett
Phelim McDermott Phelim McDermott ... Jester
Carolyn Backhouse Carolyn Backhouse ... Nicole, Roger's Mistress
David Morrissey ... Little John
Caspar De La Mare Caspar De La Mare ... Sam Timmons the Carpenter
Cecily Hobbs Cecily Hobbs ... Mabel
Gabrielle Reidy 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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Country:

Canada | Germany | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las nuevas aventuras de Robin Hood See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Irvin would later cast Uma Thurman and Edward Fox in another film of his; A Month by the Lake (1995). See more »

Goofs

The men tailing Friar Tuck closely in a medium shot disappear in the cut to a long shot. See more »

Quotes

Robin Hood: [Swings into the chapel and interrupts Marian's wedding to Miles Folcanet] Good morning, Sir Miles!
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Alternate Versions

Made for cinematic release but competition from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ensured that it debuted on cable in the US (at 150 minutes) despite a cinema release elsewhere. USA videocassette version removes 34 minutes of footage. See more »

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Version of The Time Tunnel: The Revenge of Robin Hood (1966) See more »

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The best Robin Hood yet filmed...
2 February 2001 | by Rhymer-2See all my reviews

Robin Hood has come to the big screen in many ways and with many faces. Errol Flynn in 1938 remains the classic, although it is a little dated by modern standards. Kevin Costner starred in a big-budget 1991 version, notable for an outstanding Alan Rickman as an over-the-top sheriff but otherwise fairly forgettable. (If you're lucky.) I've seen most of them, and the best by far is Robin Hood, directed by John Irvin and likewise released in 1991. Patrick Bergin is a dynamic Robin Hood, hitting the mark with the perfect mix of arrogance, compassion, charm and devil-may-care, hell-bent glory-seeking. Sure, there's a list of noble reasons why Robin Hood takes to the forest to fight Norman oppression and protect the unfortunate Saxon serfs from tyranny. But let's face it, Robin is a hero who enjoys what he does. He loves nothing more than laughing at danger and tweaking the nose of authority. It's easy to see that Bergin enjoyed the part, and his pleasure translates to the screen, making it an enjoyable romp for viewers. Bergin shares Sherwood with a fine cast. Uma Thurman is a surprisingly strong Marian. Owen Teale is an excellent, fun-loving Will Scarlett, and David Morrissey is the best Little John I've seen yet. Jeff Nuttall is also a picture-perfect Friar Tuck. On the Norman side, Jurgen Prochnow is the malicious knight, Sir Miles Folcanet, who pursues Robin through the forest, and Jeroen Krabbe is Baron Daguerre, a greedy lord with a conscience. There's a brief, but impressive, appearance of Edward Fox as the would-be King John. The movie boasts excellent swordplay, good costuming, authentic-sounding accents (Are you listening, Kevin?) and some great pagan symbolism. This film also has immense respect for the history behind the legend. While we may not know much about the real Robin Hood -- if there even was one -- we do know a lot about the time period in question, and Irvin keeps his cameras focused on the truth of feudal Britain. This is a Robin Hood I can believe in without reservation.


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