Robin of Loxley, a lord living in Nottingham, enjoys a good life with his lover, Marian, before he is drafted by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to fight in the Third Crusade against the Saracens. After four years away from England, Robin becomes disillusioned with the Crusades when he fails to prevent his commander, Guy of Gisbourne, from executing prisoners, namely a teenage boy, despite the pleading of the boy's father, which prompts Gisbourne to send Robin back home. When he returns to Nottingham, Robin learns from his old friend Friar Tuck that the Sheriff had him officially declared dead two years prior in order to seize Robin's land and wealth to continue funding the war effort at the behest of the corrupt Cardinal, kicking the citizens from the city and into the coal mine town across the river. Investigating 'the Slags', Robin witnesses the commoners planning to rise against the government that oppresses and exploits them and learns that Marian is now involved with their ...
The Moor character was not a part of Robin Hood folklore until the 1980's when he was created for the UK TV show; 'Robin Of Sherwood'. A few years later the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) saw the show and mistakenly assumed him to be factual, which led to Morgan Freeman's character. However the whole of the Robin Hood mythos is now considered by scholars to be apocryphal, so the point is ultimately moot. See more »
At 1:30 John is making some kind of fuel./explosive through distillation, using a liquid in a glass jar that appears to be about 2-3 gallons. First, the liquid is converted to vapor and then is coming out as a stream, instead of the small drip it would really be. The volume is also too high. When making drinking ethanol (drinking alcohol) you get about a 10% return--it's even less for something like methanol, which wasn't known until the 1600s. See more »
In South Africa the film was edited in theaters for a 13 rating (after the uncut version was classified 16). The film was later released on uncut on DVD with a 13 rating as the violence was deemed to have less impact outside of a theatrical context. See more »