History Trivia / RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves

6th Sep '16 3:52:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/RobinWright was set to play Marian, but she had to drop out due to her pregnancy, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio signed on to replace her.
** Creator/MelGibson was originally offered the role of Robin Hood. He turned it down, not wanting to do another period piece after starring in Creator/FrancoZeffirelli's ''Theatre/Hamlet''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This early draft is a lot more fantastical than the final version http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Robin-Hood-Prince-of-Thieves.html.
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Creator/RobinWright was set to play Marian, but she had to drop out due to her pregnancy, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio signed on to replace her.
** Creator/MelGibson was originally offered the role of Robin Hood. He turned it down, not wanting to do another period piece after starring in Creator/FrancoZeffirelli's ''Theatre/Hamlet''.''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.



** Creator/CaryElwes was offered the role of Robin Hood and turned it down because he thought the plot was too contrived. He did however portray the character in Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.

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** Creator/CaryElwes was offered the role of Robin Hood and turned it down because he thought the plot was too contrived. He did however portray the character in Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''.
19th Jul '16 2:55:41 PM jmparker78
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** Could double as ArtisticLicenseHistory, as the producers wanted Connery in the film in some way, and after he turned down being Robin Hood's father, Richard was the most likely role after that (and he is a very kingly actor).
5th Jul '16 8:10:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/CaryElwes was offered the role of Robin Hood and turned it down because he thought the plot was too contrived. He did however portray the character in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.

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** Creator/CaryElwes was offered the role of Robin Hood and turned it down because he thought the plot was too contrived. He did however portray the character in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.
5th Jul '16 8:10:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/ElizabethHurley, Creator/PatsyKensit, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/MathildaMay, Creator/AmandaPays, Creator/JoelyRichardson and Creator/AllySheedy were considered to play Marian. Creator/SophieMarceau auditioned for the role.

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** Creator/ElizabethHurley, Creator/PatsyKensit, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/MathildaMay, Creator/AmandaPays, Creator/JoelyRichardson and Creator/AllySheedy were considered to play Marian. Creator/SophieMarceau auditioned for the role.role.
** Creator/CaryElwes was offered the role of Robin Hood and turned it down because he thought the plot was too contrived. He did however portray the character in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.
5th Jul '16 8:05:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/ElizabethHurley, Creator/PatsyKensit, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/MathildaMay, Creator/AmandaPays, Creator/JoelyRichardson and Creator/Ally Sheedy were considered to play Marian. Creator/SophieMarceau auditioned for the role.

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** Creator/ElizabethHurley, Creator/PatsyKensit, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/MathildaMay, Creator/AmandaPays, Creator/JoelyRichardson and Creator/Ally Sheedy Creator/AllySheedy were considered to play Marian. Creator/SophieMarceau auditioned for the role.
5th Jul '16 8:04:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/MelGibson was originally offered the role of Robin Hood. He turned it down, not wanting to do another period piece after starring in Creator/FrancoZeffirelli's Theatre/Hamlet.

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** Creator/MelGibson was originally offered the role of Robin Hood. He turned it down, not wanting to do another period piece after starring in Creator/FrancoZeffirelli's Theatre/Hamlet.''Theatre/Hamlet''.
5th Jul '16 8:03:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/AlanRickman turned down the role of the Sheriff twice before he was told he could more or less have carte blanche with his interpretation of the character.
* BreakawayPopHit: Music/BryanAdams' "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)".



** Can also be considered this with the comedy ''Robin Hood: Men In Tights'' and, of all things, the animated Disney version of ''Disney/RobinHood'', which made a small TakeThat to this film in the commercial for its [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo 1991]] ''Walt Disney Classics'' video reissue.

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** Can also be considered this with the comedy ''Robin Hood: Men In Tights'' ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' and, of all things, the animated Disney version of ''Disney/RobinHood'', which made a small TakeThat to this film in the commercial for its [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo 1991]] ''Walt Disney Classics'' video reissue.reissue.
* FakeBrit: Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/MaryElisabethMastrantonio, Creator/ChristianSlater, Creator/MichaelWincott and Creator/MichaelMcShane.
* FakeNationality: The African-American Creator/MorganFreeman plays a Muslim.
* FatalMethodActing: Averted. Creator/BrianBlessed was almost killed filming his death scene.
* MoneyDearBoy: For his unbilled walk-on cameo at the end, Creator/SeanConnery recevied $1 million. Which he donated to charity.



* ReCut: An extended version was released on DVD that gives some backstory to The Sheriff and Mortiana.
* ThrowItIn: Creator/ChristianSlater ad-libbed Will Scarlett's line of "Fuck me, he cleared it!", after Robin and Azeem are catapulted over the castle wall. Creator/KevinReynolds kept it in the film because it was funny, despite the historical inaccuracy.
** Creator/AlanRickman ad-libbed the line about cancelling Christmas.



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----** Creator/MelGibson was originally offered the role of Robin Hood. He turned it down, not wanting to do another period piece after starring in Creator/FrancoZeffirelli's Theatre/Hamlet.
** Creator/SeanConnery was first offered the cameo of Lord Locksley, but passed as he felt he had been playing a lot of fathers in recent years.
** Creator/JohnnyDepp turned down the role of Will Scarlett.
** Creator/JonFinch, Creator/MichaelGambon, Creator/RichardEGrant, Creator/JohnHurt, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/SamNeill, Creator/OliverReed and Creator/PatrickStewart were considered for the Sheriff of Nottingham.
** Creator/ElizabethHurley, Creator/PatsyKensit, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/MathildaMay, Creator/AmandaPays, Creator/JoelyRichardson and Creator/Ally Sheedy were considered to play Marian. Creator/SophieMarceau auditioned for the role.
29th Apr '16 12:26:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The Sheriff's cousin is played by Michael Wincott, known for playing a slew of villains, notably Top Dollar in ''Film/TheCrow''.
** It's [[Film/BruceAlmighty God]] and his voice the [[Film/{{Dogma}} Metatron]] fighting against each other.
*** Surely you mean God and [[Film/HarryPotter Severus Snape]].
** Fans of the British version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' will recognize Friar Tuck as the lovably funny Mike [=McShane=].
** You might expect Lord Locksley to bellow "[[Series/{{Blackadder}} CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!!]]" at any moment during his five minutes of screen time.
*** Either that or "[[Film/FlashGordon DIIIIVE!!]]"
** Film/JamesBond arrives to give Robin and Marian his blessing.
*** Or, if you prefer, [[Film/TheUntouchables James Malone wanted to greet his old friend Eliot Ness]].
15th Jan '16 10:39:38 PM BananaPancakes
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* DawsonCasting: Sixty-one year old SeanConnery as thirty-seven year old RichardTheLionheart.
* DuelingMovies: With another film called ''[[Film/RobinHood1991 Robin Hood]]'' that was also released in 1991. That film starred Patrick Bergin as Robin and Creator/UmaThurman as Marian. In the US, it got shunted off to TV because of this film, but it was released in cinemas in other countries.

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* DawsonCasting: Sixty-one year old SeanConnery Sixty-one-year-old Creator/SeanConnery as thirty-seven year old RichardTheLionheart.
thirty-seven-year-old UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.
* DuelingMovies: With another film called ''[[Film/RobinHood1991 Robin Hood]]'' ''Film/{{Robin Hood|1991}}'' that was also released in 1991. That film starred Patrick Bergin as Robin and Creator/UmaThurman as Marian. In the US, U.S., it got shunted off to TV because of this film, but it was released in cinemas theatrically in other countries.



*** Surely you mean God and [[HarryPotter Severus Snape]].
** Fans of the British version of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' will recognize Friar Tuck as the lovably funny Mike [=McShane=].
** You might expect Lord Locksley to bellow "[[Series/{{Blackadder}} CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!!]]" any moment during his five minutes of screen time.

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*** Surely you mean God and [[HarryPotter [[Film/HarryPotter Severus Snape]].
** Fans of the British version of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' will recognize Friar Tuck as the lovably funny Mike [=McShane=].
** You might expect Lord Locksley to bellow "[[Series/{{Blackadder}} CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!!]]" at any moment during his five minutes of screen time.



** James Bond arrives to give Robin and Marian his blessing.
*** Or, if you prefer, James Malone wanted to say hi to his old friend Elliot Ness.
* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named In Closing Credits]]: The cast list does not include any mention of Creator/SeanConnery as King Richard.

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** James Bond Film/JamesBond arrives to give Robin and Marian his blessing.
*** Or, if you prefer, [[Film/TheUntouchables James Malone wanted to say hi to greet his old friend Elliot Ness.
Eliot Ness]].
* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named In in Closing Credits]]: The cast list does not include any mention of Creator/SeanConnery as King Richard.
30th Nov '15 3:45:49 PM Thorion
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* DawsonCasting: Sixty-one year old SeanConnery as thirty-seven year old RichardTheLionheart.
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