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Robin and Marian (1976)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writer:

James Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Robin Hood
Audrey Hepburn ... Maid Marian
Robert Shaw ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Richard Harris ... Richard the Lionheart / King Richard
Nicol Williamson ... Little John
Denholm Elliott ... Will Scarlett
Kenneth Haigh ... Sir Ranulf
Ronnie Barker ... Friar Tuck
Ian Holm ... King John
Bill Maynard ... Mercadier
Esmond Knight ... Old Defender
Veronica Quilligan ... Sister Mary
Peter Butterworth ... Surgeon
John Barrett ... Jack
Kenneth Cranham ... Jack's Apprentice
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Storyline

It is twenty years after Robin Hood's heroics against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since then, Robin (Sir Sean Connery) has spent all his time outside of England, fighting as Richard the Lionheart's right-hand man in the Crusades and in France. His only connection to his past life in Sherwood Forest is his faithful companion, Little John (Nicol Williamson). However, Richard the Lionheart is now dead and a war-weary, middle-aged Robin decides to return to England. His first priority: rekindle his relationship with Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn). However, if he figured on a peaceful life, he didn't bargain on the machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robert Shaw) and King John (Sir Ian Holm). Written by grantss

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Robin Hood See more »

Filming Locations:

Artajona, Navarra, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was filmed under the title "The Death of Robin Hood". See more »

Goofs

The position and angle of the arrow that led to the death of Richard the Lionheart changes. When the arrow first struck Richard, it is near where the neck and shoulder meet and at an angle that indicates it was fired from high above, whilst in the scene shortly later when the 'doctor' is attempting to remove it, the arrow is lower and at right angles, as if it was fired at ground level. See more »

Quotes

Robin Hood: [seeing Marian in a nun's habit] Marian, what are you doing in that costume?
Maid Marian: Living in it.
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Connections

Version of Robin Hood (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Sherwood Forest Song with Lute
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Lester
Lyrics by James Goldman
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Don't listen to Maltin's summary. If you are Robin Hood fan you need to see this.
4 April 2000 | by FredichiSee all my reviews

Maltin doesn't seem to like this movie yet gives it 3 stars.

The movie is very well done.It is a bit of a downer to see old versions of these classic heroes, villains, and heroines, but is a welcomed different take on the Robin Hood story. I would take one of these any day than a bad remake like Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Sean Connery is great as a weary Robing Hood back from the crusades who suddenly is rejeunivated when he meets up with Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Robert Shaw is as usual, perfect in his role as the sheriff. You hate him but you can't hate him too much. He's Robert Shaw. You love to hate him.

Nicol Williamson is a very good Little John, who is Robin's constant companion.

Richard Harris is perfect as malevolent King Richard.

Of course only Audrey Hepburn's Marian could play opposite Connery's Robin without coming off as slight.

The movie takes no easy or unrealistic turns. It is a very and realistic look at Robin Hood.

Warning you might not like the ending, but after you think about it for a while it makes sense.

Lots of potent imagery.


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