Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

Director:

Gil Junger

Writers:

Darryl Quarles (as Darryl J. Quarles), Peter Gaulke | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Jamal Walker / Skywalker
Marsha Thomason ... Victoria the Chambermaid / Nicole
Tom Wilkinson ... Sir Knolte of Marlborough
Vincent Regan ... Percival, Leo's Chief Henchman
Daryl Mitchell ... Steve
Michael Countryman ... Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
Kevin Conway ... King Leo
Jeannette Weegar Jeannette Weegar ... Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
Erik Jensen ... Derek
Dikran Tulaine ... Dennis
Helen Carey ... The Queen
Michael Burgess ... Ernie
Isabell O'Connor Isabell O'Connor ... Mrs. Bostick, 'Medieval World' Owner (as Isabell Monk)
Kevin Stillwell ... Knight #1
Mikey Post ... Young Man (as Michael Post)
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Storyline

This is the story an amusement park employee named Jamal Walker who is magically transported back to medieval times in 14th-century England. There, Jamal meets Sir Knolte, a dissolute knight, before he stumbles into the court of the usurper King Leo. Jamal is impressed by what he thinks is the realism of the theme park; only after witnessing a gory beheading does he realize, with horror, where he really is. Jamal encounters the beautiful Victoria who is scheming to return the queen to the throne, and falls afoul of the evil Sir Percival. Joining forces with Sir Knolte and Victoria, Jamal teaches the rebels some helpful football, golfing, and boxing moves, before he dons the armor of the awesome "Black Knight"! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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He's About To Get Medieval On You. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual/crude humor and battle violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Martin Lawrence was paid $20 million for his work on the film. See more »

Goofs

The executioner tries to cut a melon with an axe two times before turning the axe blade sideways, and smashing the melon. The force of a blow from the edge of an axe would be greater than from the flat, so if he can't cut the melon, he should not be able to break it with the flat of the axe either. See more »

Quotes

Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain: Your Majesty, if I may have your attention. Starting at Small Forward, from Inglewood High, 2 time All County Conference Player of the Year, The Messenger from Normandy - Jamal Skyyyyywalker.
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Alternate Versions

UK Version was cut by 5 secs by the distributor (potentially dangerous imitable technique (spray from an aerosol can be ignited with a lighter)) to secure a 'PG' rating. An uncut '12' rating was available. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Unidentified Flying Oddball (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance to the Music
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
Courtesy Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Dreadful unfunny 'comedy'
4 April 2002 | by Britlaw1See all my reviews

I don't recall this being released in the UK and I only saw it because I had to sit through it on a very long flight. This film only made it seem even longer.

How an actor of Tom Wilkinson's calibre got mixed up in this dog's dinner I just don't know - the money I presume. Terribly predictable plot done many times before doesn't help. The black star (and I'd never heard of him, presumably a domestic US product) does work hard but just comes across as manic and unfunny.

A turkey I'm afraid, not the biggest around but clucking loudly all the same.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Knight See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,102,948, 25 November 2001

Gross USA:

$33,426,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,976,235
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DTS | Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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