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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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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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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1993 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Las locas aventuras de Robin 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

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Brooksfilms, Gaumont See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer was narrated by Percy Rodrigues. See more »

Goofs

The "old man" disguise Robin wears to the archery contest vanishes after he takes it off. See more »

Quotes

[Robin is being made to watch Marian's wedding from the gallows]
Abbot: Do you, Sheriff of Rottingham, take Marian of Bahgel to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, till death do you part?
Sheriff of Rottingham: YES I DO! Get on with it!
Abbot: And do you, Marian, vow to do all the stuff I just said?
Sheriff of Rottingham: [to Marian] Say I do, or Robin dies!
Maid Marian: I... I do...
[Ahchoo shoots through Robin's noose]
Maid Marian: NOT!
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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

Version of The Time Tunnel: The Revenge of Robin Hood (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Men In Tights
Words and Music by Mel Brooks
Performed by the Merry Men Singers:
Steve Lively, Randy Crenshaw, Kerry Katz, Geoff Koch, Rick Logan
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"Hood"-winked....
29 September 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Actually, Mel's been here before.

Any of you remember a little TV series Mel wrote and created called "When Things were Rotten", starring Dick Gautier as our man Robin? I do, and the series reran in my mind many times while watching Mel's big-screen take.

I guess he had to do this to take a few shots at Kevin Costner's "Prince of Thieves", but this one also takes aim at and makes points of reference to "White Men Can't Jump", Bruce Lee films, Larry King, seders and even brings out the reserves from Mel's projects of yore (McCann, Van Patten, De Luca, De Luise).

Some gags work, some don't but as always, Mel tries. Too bad he's working under the restrictions of that darned PG rating. What Mel could have done in his heyday with an R rated "Robin Hood"! Though admittedly, the finale of Robin's (Elwes') serenade to Maid Marian (Yasbeck) earns big laughs. Loved finding out the first name of the Sheriff of Rottingham (Rees), as well. You will, too.

As I've said before, any Mel is good Mel. If you've seen any Robin Hood movie, good. You'll get a lot of the references here. Even with the Mafia connections, hot tubs, and the new Club for horses.

Five stars. Bless you!


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