Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)



Robin has returned home to England after serving in the Crusades in Jerusalem, but Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are taxing the people into poverty and must be stopped (with the help of a band of renegades and the lovely Maid Marian).


A comedic classic. Most of the humor comes from, I forget the word but it's something that's out of place in time; for example, a rap sequence when it's supposed to be the middle ages. There's also little references to other Mel Brooks movies; like the Rabbi chiming in with "Good to be the King" which is a line from History of the World, part 1, and after Robin appoints Achew (who is black) as the new sheriff, the crowd yells "A black sheriff!?" and then Achew rebuts with "Why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles". Elwes portrays Robin perfectly as suave, dashing, and heroic.



Cary Elwes ... Robin Hood
Dave Chappelle ... Achoo
Roger Rees ... Sheriff of Rottingham
Richard Lewis ... Prince John
Antony Sher ... Blinkin
Eric Allan Kramer ... Little John
Tracey Ullman ... Latrine
Mel Brooks ... Rabbi Tuckman
Dom DeLuise ... Don Giovanni
Patrick Stewart ... King Richard
Dick Van Patten ... Abbett
Directed by: Mel Brooks