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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robin Hood
... Prince John
... Sheriff of Rottingham
... Marian
... Blinkin
... Ahchoo
... Asneeze
... Broomhilde
... Little John
... Will Scarlet O'Hara
... Latrine
... King Richard
... Don Giovanni
... The Abbot
... The Hangman
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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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The legend had it coming... Find out where Robin Hood put his Little John, what made Will Scarlet, and what did Friar Tuck into his tights that Maid Marion all of a quiver?


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

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28 July 1993 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,739,755
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Trivia

When the Abbot walks out one of the bystanders yells "Hey, Abbot". This is an homage to comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Whenever Costello wanted him he would yell "Hey, Abbott". See more »

Goofs

When Robin gets the box containing "the key to the greatest treasure in all the land," the box is closed and as Robin puts it around his neck, the box is open. See more »

Quotes

Robin Hood: Good people, who have travelled from villages near and far! Lend me your ears!
Robin Hood: [Crowd proceeds to pull off ears and throw them at Robin]
Robin Hood: That's disgusting!
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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

Follows When Things Were Rotten (1975) 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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Silly but funny
24 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the better Mel Brooks movies, along with Spaceballs(although I will openly admit to not having watched many others, at least yet). It's very silly and thoroughly funny, there are hardly more than a few minutes throughout the entire two hour run-time, where you aren't entertained. Almost all of the gags have a great comical effect, few of them fall flat. I saw this movie right after seeing and reviewing Spy Hard, and comparing these two spoof movies, I realize exactly of how high quality this movie really is. It's funny from start to finish, none of the comedy is overdone or boring. The music is marvelous, as is the choreography of both dancing and fighting. The acting is pretty much what you would normally expect from this type of movie... Elwes is a great comedian, and makes a good Robin. The plot is typical Robin Hood, more or less everything from the legend is fit into this movie(and spoofed majorly). If you like Mel Brooks, or you're just a fan of silly humor, or you're just dying to watch a good parody of the legend of Robin Hood, this is definitely the film for you. The HBO First Look special on the film is also worth watching, and in that, you may want to keep watching throughout the credits, too. I'd recommend it to any fan of Mel Brooks movies, and to people who enjoy silly humor. 7/10


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