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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 June 1991 (USA)
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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Writers:

Pen Densham (story), Pen Densham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Robin of Locksley
Morgan Freeman ... Azeem
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Marian
Christian Slater ... Will Scarlett
Alan Rickman ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Geraldine McEwan ... Mortianna
Michael McShane ... Friar Tuck (as Micheal McShane)
Brian Blessed ... Lord Locksley
Michael Wincott ... Guy of Gisborne
Nick Brimble ... Little John
Soo Drouet Soo Drouet ... Fanny
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ... Wulf
Daniel Peacock Daniel Peacock ... Bull
Walter Sparrow ... Duncan
Harold Innocent ... Bishop
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Storyline

After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father, a nobleman loyal to King Richard the Lionheart, has been murdered by the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham, who helped install Richard's treacherous brother, Prince John, as King while Richard is overseas fighting the Crusades. When Robin returns home, he vows to avenge his father's death and restore Richard to the throne. Even though Maid Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help, he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Sometimes the only way to uphold justice...is to break the law. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

14 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,625,602, 16 June 1991

Gross USA:

$165,493,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$390,493,908
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When this movie was released on VHS in the early 1990s, some versions of the movie had the music video of "Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams shown during the end credits. See more »

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While rescuing the boy, Robin grabs a crossbow and throws it at one of the soldiers, "hitting" him in the face. The crossbow hits Plexiglas in front of the soldier, and leaves a scratch that is momentarily visible. See more »

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[first lines]
Interrogator: Show them the courage of Allah!
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Crazy Credits

All initial copies of the original 1991 UK 'PG' Video had the full promo video for Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" played underneath the credits at the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the extended DVD version, the scene with the witch admitting to being Nottingham's mother is edited back in, along with a subplot in which she spies on him around the castle (thus explaining her knowledge of events Nottingham has learned of but which she has not yet been told, something Nottingham took to mean she could see the future) and additional footage which makes it clear that Nottingham's true allegiances lies with the Devil, which explains the line "Look to the beasts which share our god." See more »

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Wild Times
Performed and Produced by Jeff Lynne
Courtesy of Reprise Records
Written by Michael Kamen and Jeff Lynne (J. Lynne)
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Modern version with certain revisionism but with load of action and romance
1 November 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The legendary Sherwood forest's hero Robin Locksly (Kevin Kostner) again and Lady Mariam (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) along with a Moor (Morgan Freeman) and his Merrie men : Will Scarlett (Christian Slater), Friar Tuck and Little John facing off a wicked Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) and Guy Gisbourne (Michael Wincott). The story is indirectly based on historic events and developed during third Crusade , Robin is imprisoned and is serving under orders of Richard Lion Heart (Sean Connery) who fights against Saladin and conquers Acre . In route England Richard was captured by Leopold II of Austria and ransomed by his own subjects . He briefly returned England to put down a revolt against him , his brother John without Land takes over the kingdom with his underlings Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) and Guy Gisbourne (Michael Wincott). One time evaded Robin and returned to England he'll confront against the former .

The movie has great action sequences well staged with stylish and vitality , tongue-in-cheek , adventures , romance and is pretty amusing . Although is a little revisionist about characters , personages and time where is developed the action in a dirty , gritty Middle Age, spectators partially disapproved the changes of classic canon . Seven years later to ¨Fandango¨ film , director Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner re-teamed but with much bigger budget . The final product looked as although the actors learn the screenplay and decided the best issue was to take a good time and amuse themselves and both managed to stage some excellent action scenes , hopefully without coming to blows themselves . Kevin Costner is fine but Morgan Freeman comes up the film as the civilized and naive Moor brought by Robin from Crusades . Special mention to Alan Rickman as an evil and crazed sheriff in a comic and sensationalistic interpretation . Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is memorable and attractive . Impeccable cinematography by Douglas Milsone . Movie is shot on natural sets and English woods and cathedral and interior scenarios with impressive production design . Magnificent and spectacular musical score by Michael Kamen . The song ¨every thing I do it for you ¨ was nominated for Academy Award . The same year was exhibited ¨Robin Hood¨ by John Irvin with Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman but was a flop though the critics considered a best adaptation . The classic rendition is ¨The adventures of Robin Hood¨ by Michael Curtiz with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.


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