* DawsonCasting: Sixty-one-year-old Creator/SeanConnery as thirty-seven-year-old UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.
* DuelingMovies: With another film called ''Film/{{Robin Hood|1991}}'' that was also released in 1991. That film starred Patrick Bergin as Robin and Creator/UmaThurman as Marian. In the U.S., it got shunted off to TV because of this film, but it was released theatrically in other countries.
** 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.
* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: The cast list does not include any mention of Creator/SeanConnery as King Richard.
* TropeNamers: CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon
* 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.
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