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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.

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Mel Brooks

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J.D. Shapiro (story) (as J. David Shapiro), Evan Chandler (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Elwes ... Robin Hood
Richard Lewis ... Prince John
Roger Rees ... Sheriff of Rottingham
Amy Yasbeck ... Marian
Mark Blankfield ... Blinkin
Dave Chappelle ... Ahchoo
Isaac Hayes ... Asneeze
Megan Cavanagh ... Broomhilde
Eric Allan Kramer ... Little John
Matthew Porretta ... Will Scarlet O'Hara
Tracey Ullman ... Latrine
Patrick Stewart ... King Richard
Dom DeLuise ... Don Giovanni
Dick Van Patten ... The Abbot
Robert Ridgely ... The Hangman
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Storyline

Robin of Locksley, known as the most skilled archer of the land, has just returned to England after fighting in the Holy Crusades, where King Richard the Lionhearted is also fighting. Robin finds that much of what he knew of England has gone to ruin, including his longtime family home having been taken away, all at the hands of the evil Prince John, Richard's brother who has assumed the throne in Richard's absence. Neurotic John is basically being controlled by the equally evil Sheriff of Rottingham, everything they doing to fatten their own coffers at the expense of the commoners and peasants. As such, Robin recruits a band of merry men to help him battle Prince John and the Sheriff, they who include: Blinkin, his blind longtime servant; Ahchoo, the misguided son of Asneeze, the man who helped him escape from prison while fighting in the Crusades; Little John, who seems to think that being called Little is only coincidental to the fact of he being a hulking man; and Little John's ... Written by Huggo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robbin' the Hood See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,739,755
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Production Co:

Brooksfilms,Gaumont See more »
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Sir Patrick Stewart speaks with a thick Scottish accent when he first appears, it changes to his natural accent when he marries Robin and Marion. See more »

Goofs

As Maid Marian is walking down the aisle, she has on slippers. However, as she is being wrapped in the red cloth, her bare feet reveal she is not wearing any shoes. See more »

Quotes

Ahchoo: Hey man, tough room... why don't you let me give it a try.
Ahchoo: [Puts on a pair of glasses]
Ahchoo: People of Sherwood look at yourselves! Go ahead, take a look around. Oh people of Sherwood you been had. Hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Run amuck! We didn't land on Sherwood forest, Sherwood forest landed on us!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear after shooting fire arrows. At the end of the credits the arrows are flying into village houses and setting them on fire. See more »

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Version of Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful
Words by Billy Rose and Irving Kahal
Music by Dana Suesse
Courtesy of Pic Corporation, Chappell Music Co., Inc. and Words And Music, Inc.
Performed by Arthur Rubin and the Merry Men Singers:
Steve Lively, Randy Crenshaw, Kerry Katz, Geoff Koch, Rick Logan
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"Hood"-winked....
29 September 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Actually, Mel's been here before.

Any of you remember a little TV series Mel wrote and created called "When Things were Rotten", starring Dick Gautier as our man Robin? I do, and the series reran in my mind many times while watching Mel's big-screen take.

I guess he had to do this to take a few shots at Kevin Costner's "Prince of Thieves", but this one also takes aim at and makes points of reference to "White Men Can't Jump", Bruce Lee films, Larry King, seders and even brings out the reserves from Mel's projects of yore (McCann, Van Patten, De Luca, De Luise).

Some gags work, some don't but as always, Mel tries. Too bad he's working under the restrictions of that darned PG rating. What Mel could have done in his heyday with an R rated "Robin Hood"! Though admittedly, the finale of Robin's (Elwes') serenade to Maid Marian (Yasbeck) earns big laughs. Loved finding out the first name of the Sheriff of Rottingham (Rees), as well. You will, too.

As I've said before, any Mel is good Mel. If you've seen any Robin Hood movie, good. You'll get a lot of the references here. Even with the Mafia connections, hot tubs, and the new Club for horses.

Five stars. Bless you!


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