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
This is the second Dick Van Patten role in a Mel Brooks movie in which he participated in a wedding. In this role, he is the officiating Abbot. In Spaceballs (1987), he was King Roland, father of the bride. See more »
Although there are plenty of clearly intentional anachronisms throughout the movie (jackhammers, references to Mark Twain, Blazing Saddles, etc.), King Richard's coat of arms (quartered English lions with fleurs de lis on blue, introduced after 1328, when the king of England first asserted a claim to the throne of France, and altered to the form shown in about 1405) is likely to be unintentional.
John's men, inexplicably, bear the arms of Castile and Leon. See more »
Kindly let me pass.
Uh, no. Sorry, but a toll is a toll, and a roll is a roll, and if we don't get no tolls, then we don't eat no rolls.
I made that up.
It's very fascinating. But I'm afraid I'm going to have to hurt you.
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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 »
This is a funny film and I like it a lot. Cary Elwes plays Robin Hood to a tee. This is, of course, the usual good vs evil with Robin against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The humor is sort of in your face stuff for the most part, but still works well. A comedy for a night when you don't want to have to think much, it's well worth a rent!
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