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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.

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writers:

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 Lionheart 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 do 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 friend,... 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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms, Gaumont See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The shot of the guards falling down in a row took several weeks to prepare. See more »

Goofs

When Robin sings "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful" he exclaims "Bb" before he starts to sing (in reference to what key the music should be played in). The song however is in the key of E major and modulates to F major, not Bb. See more »

Quotes

Robin Hood: Prepare for the fight scene!
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the closing credits the Loxley castles can be seen, that is zoomed out until the complete British islands can be seen. Then it fades out into the black. See more »

Connections

References Richard III (1955) 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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Absolutely hilarious
17 November 2004 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

After I've seen this movie I find it hard to understand why so many people seem to hate this movie. I'm not saying it belongs in the top 250 of all times, but in it's genre it is a great movie. I know, not many people find it amusing to see how a legendary story like 'Robin Hood' is turned into a comedy. Many people still seem to believe that some things shouldn't be laughed with ... they are wrong.

Mel Brooks has done an excellent job with Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I have seen the original Robin Hood movies as well, but I never had such a good time when watching them as I had with this one. It's just one continuation of hilarious moments and parodies on famous people and movies (Winston Churchil, The Godfather...).

I recommend everyone who wants to have a good laugh to watch this movie. To those who think Robin Hood shouldn't be messed with, you're wrong, but you better don't watch it because you'll probably be offended by it. I give this movie an 8/10.


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