Robin Hood: Men in Tights
- 1 hr 44 min
Robin Hood: Men In Tights is a 1993 spoof of previous Robin Hood theatrical releases. Part musical and part adventure comedy, the film was produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cary Elwes as Robin of Loxley, and Richard Lewis as Prince John, the film also marks the motion picture debut of Dave Chappelle as Ahchoo, and includes an hilarious performance by Mark Blankfield as Blinkin - the family's blind servant. Robin of Luxley escapes from Jerusalem's Khalil Prison, where he had been incarcerated after being captured in the Crusades. Robin is aided in his escape by another inmate named Asneeze, played by Isaac Hayes, who requests that Robin find his son Ahchoo once he is free. Robin tracks down Ahchoo upon his return to England but also finds Prince John abusing the control he had been granted while King Richard has been fighting in the Crusades. For instance, Robin's family home, Luxley Hall, has been repossessed by Prince John's gang. Robin is informed by family servant Blinkin that his family and pets have all been killed by Prince John's men. Robin forms a union with Little John, played by Eric Allan Kramer, and Will Scarlett Ohara, played by Matthew Porretta, to regain his family's land and dethrone Prince John. Robin also meets Maid Marian, played by Amy Yasbeck, as she seeks a man with the key to her heart and chastity belt. Marian is eventually kidnapped by the Sheriff of Rottingham, played by Roger Rees, who vows to deflower her. Robin saves the day by winning a sword fight. Robin and Marian marry and Ahchoo becomes the new sheriff. The film is full of Mel Brooks styled comedy, with multiple references to Hollywood and other Mel Brooks movies. Brooks makes a cameo in the film as Rabbi Tuckman. The film, while not a box office success when released, has earned a cult following over time.