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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

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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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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dirty Ezio sets himself up in the tower to assassinate Robin Hood during the archery tournament, a sign can be seen behind him that reads "Royal Folio Depository", an obvious allusion to the Texas Book Depository building from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. See more »

Goofs

When the Sheriff goes into the throne room to tell Prince John about Robin attacking him, John tells the woman in the blue dress "Later...!". She giggles and runs away. In the next shot, she runs away again. See more »

Quotes

Maid Marian: I've come to warn you, Prince John and Rottingham have hired men to kill you at the fair tomorrow. You musn't go.
Robin Hood: Well, that's easy. I won't.
Maid Marian: Oh, I'm so happy! They were going to try to lure you there by having an archery contest.
Robin Hood: An archery contest?
Maid Marian: Their archer is unbeatable.
Robin Hood: Really?
Maid Marian: Robin, promise you won't go.
Robin Hood: All right, I promise you won't go.
Maid Marian: Thank you.
[stops for a second, confused]
[...]
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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

Version of Robin Hood (1913) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
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Mel Brooks writer, actor and director.
27 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) was a much needed parody from Mel Brooks. He has the assignment of spoofing the Robin Hood legacy and the couple of movie dealing with the mythical honorable thief of English folklore. Cary Elwes stars as Robin Hood. He's looking for a few good men who'll join him in his quest to topple the evil sheriff of Nottingham (Roger Rees) and win the fair hand of Maid Marian. Robin also has to deal with Prince John (Richard Lewis).as well. Tracey Ullman co-stars as Prince John's personal witch Latrine who has her eyes on the Sheriff.

Will Robin find his merry men? How far will the Prince go to throw his weight around in the absence of his father? Why does the Sheriff hate Robin so much? To find out you'll have to watch ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS!! Check out the hilarious cameo by Dom De Luise who plays the Duke of Jersey.

Highly recommended.


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