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The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 22 May 1984
In this made-for-television spoof, Robin Hood and his merry men must attempt to gather together the necessary ransom money to free King Richard from a nasty Duke.

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Ray Austin

Writer:

Robert Kaufman
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Segal ... Robin Hood
Morgan Fairchild ... Lady Marian
Roddy McDowall ... Prince John
Janet Suzman ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Isaac of York
Michael Hordern ... Psychoanalyst
Tom Baker ... Sir Guy de Gisbourne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Coachman
Del Baker Del Baker ... 2nd Merryman
Marc Boyle Marc Boyle ... Bernie
Peter Brace ... Captain of Guards
Peter Brayham Peter Brayham ... Yehoudi
George Lane Cooper George Lane Cooper ... Guard 4 (as George Cooper)
Steve Dent Steve Dent ... 4th Merryman (as Stephen Dent)
Su Elliot Su Elliot ... Alice
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In this made-for-television spoof, Robin Hood and his merry men must attempt to gather together the necessary ransom money to free King Richard from a nasty Duke.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Desventuras de Robin Hood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First movie of Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Coachman). See more »

Quotes

Lady Marian: Please, not in front of the peasants.
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Amazingly funny IF you like this sort of quirkiness
9 February 2010 | by mcorrigan10See all my reviews

"The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood" is a love-it or hate-it proposition. The humor is relentlessly quirky. Think of "Last Action Hero" or "Demolition Man". Not for everybody, but perfect for some. I think it's a laugh riot.

"Zany Robin Hood" was made for TV. It's sort of a mini-movie. As far as I know, it exists only on the VHS tapes of those lucky enough to have recorded it. I watch it every couple of years and laugh every time I see it.

"Zany Robin Hood" is very hard to describe. It's a combination of broad slapstick and subtle irony. Most of the actors are first-rate.

Plot: Robin Hood rallies the peasants by promising that King Richard will establish what is, essentially, a 20th-century socialist democracy.

Examples of the sort of humor to expect:

  • When Robin's Merry Men jump from the trees to attack, they yell "Geronimo"! - Robin secures funding for his rebellion by promising to establish a Jewish state of Israel. - Robin's minstrel thinks he's a musical genius. No one can stop him from making up terrible songs about the slightest of their deeds.


Like I said, not everyone's cup of English tea. But if you have the right sort of funny bone, this will be one of your favorites.


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