Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

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  • Alan Rickman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Kevin Costner and Christian Slater in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Morgan Freeman and Michael McShane in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Kevin Costner and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Alan Rickman and Geraldine McEwan in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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Did You Know?


Composer Michael Kamen also composed Die Hard (1988), which also featured Alan Rickman as the main antagonist.


Interrogator: Show them the courage of Allah!


When Robin begins training the outlaws, we see an arrowhead being cast, outdoors in a small mould. Next, we see an iron/steel arrowhead being shaped on a stone. Iron or steel could not be cast, outdoors and in the small quantity as shown, due to the heat needed. The metal shown can only be pewter, lead or tin. To produce arrowheads in those conditions, a friendly blacksmith would beat out a suitably thin piece of waste metal, chop pieces off, then, others could file or rub them to shape and sharpness.

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits: In fond memory of Egil Woxholt

Alternate Versions

For many years, the UK version had censorship issues in order to maintain a PG rating. The cinema version was cut by 14 secs with edits made to the opening scene and the single use of the F-word towards the end of the film. The 1991 & 1995 video versions lost a further 18 secs of footage, which completely removed any trace of the hand amputation scene and made additional cuts to other scenes of language, violence and sexual threat - owing to complaints made to the BBFC from parents. The 2003 Extended Edition release saw many of the cuts waived though 28 secs remained edited; namely part of the hand amputation scene, the stabbing of Gisbourne, shots of the Sheriff forcing Marian's legs apart during the assault, and the climactic hanging sequence. The cuts were finally waved in 2009 after an upgrade to a 12 rating for the UK Blu-ray.


Performed and Produced by
Jeff Lynne
Courtesy of Reprise Records
Written by Michael Kamen and Jeff Lynne (J. Lynne)


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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Adventure | Drama | Romance

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