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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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Trivia

DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Mel Brooks): (phony sequel): In the music video at the end of the movie, in the lyrics to the reprisal of the "Sherwood Forest Rap", they hope the cast will come back for "Robin Hood 2". See more »

Goofs

When Asneeze is saying good-bye to Robin he is urging him to hurry because "It is a long way from Africa to England". But Robin's journey marks on the map start from Jerusalem which is not in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Abbot: We are here to witness the marriage, of Mervin, the Sheriff of...
[crowd snickers]
Abbot: Mervin? Your name is Mervin?
Sheriff of Rottingham: [over crowd laughing] Shut up! Shut up!
Abbot: OK... Mervin.
[crowd starts laughing again]
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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 »

Connections

References Lassie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Marian
(end credit duet)
Words by Mel Brooks
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Cathy Dennis and Lance Ellington
Cathy Dennis courtesy of Polydor Records
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Unlike other Robin Hoods I do it with an English accent
15 April 2006 | by allenblankSee all my reviews

This was a very enjoyable spoof, but when watching it one thing stuck in my mind. It was when Robin said, "Unlike other Robin Hoods I do it with an English accent" which of cause was said as a joke to Kevin Cosner's "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". But as I was thinking of other past Robin Hoods, I was reminded of two other Robin Hoods without English accents. One was Dick Gutier on a TV show called "When Things Were Rotten" and the other was George Segal in a TV movie called, "The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood". Both projects were produced by a short Jew from Brooklyn born with the name of Melvin Kaminsky. I wonder if Mel Brooks knows of this man.


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,841,830, 1 August 1993

Gross USA:

$35,739,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,739,755
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms, Gaumont See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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