Robin Hood: Men in Tights

With Mel Brooks, and Cary Elwes.

Plot

A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 6.4/10 (45,311 voted)

Director:
Mel Brooks

Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees

Storyline
The standard story of Robin Hood: Evil Prince John is oppressing the people while good King Richard is away on the Crusades. Robin steals from the tax collectors, wins an archery contest, defeats the Sheriff, and rescues Maid Marian. In this version, however, Mel Brooks adds his own personal touch, parodying traditional adventure films, romance films, and the whole idea of men running around the woods in tights.

Writers: J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler

Cast:

Cary Elwes

Robin Hood


Richard Lewis

Prince John


Roger Rees

Sheriff of Rottingham


Amy Yasbeck

Marian


Mark Blankfield

Blinkin


Dave Chappelle

Ahchoo

(as David Chappelle)


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

Taglines:
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?

Release Date: 28 July 1993

Filming Locations: California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000

(estimated)

Gross: $35,699,287
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

There is a rumor that the idea for this film came when a studio executive turned to his son and jokingly demanded "Give me an idea for a sure-fire hit, or else!" The boy replied "That's easy. Do a parody of Robin Hood."

Goofs:

Errors in geography:
When the Merry Men go to send a message by fox, the fox they pull out is a gray fox, which is native only to North America, not England.

Quotes:

Sheriff of Rottingham:
Struckey has loxed again.

Prince John:
What?

Sheriff of Rottingham:
Loxley has struck again.



User Review

Absolutely hilarious

Rating: 8/10


After I've seen this movie I find it hard to understand why so many
people seem to hate this movie. I'm not saying it belongs in the top
250 of all times, but in it's genre it is a great movie. I know, not
many people find it amusing to see how a legendary story like 'Robin
Hood' is turned into a comedy. Many people still seem to believe that
some things shouldn't be laughed with … they are wrong.

Mel Brooks has done an excellent job with Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I
have seen the original Robin Hood movies as well, but I never had such
a good time when watching them as I had with this one. It's just one
continuation of hilarious moments and parodies on famous people and
movies (Winston Churchil, The Godfather…).

I recommend everyone who wants to have a good laugh to watch this
movie. To those who think Robin Hood shouldn't be messed with, you're
wrong, but you better don't watch it because you'll probably be
offended by it. I give this movie an 8/10.