Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Synopsis: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 American romantic action adventure film. The film, an iteration of the legendary English folk tale, was directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film's principal cast includes Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Maid Marian Dubois, and Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 19 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
51
Rotten Tomatoes:
50%
PG-13
Year:
1991
143 min
2,139 Views


1 JERUSALEM

Early in the morning, a priest calls the citizens from the top of a minaret to come to church.

CUT TO:

2 PRISON/ JERUSALEM

PRISONER:

Aaahhh (Turkish)

QUARD:

Show us how brave you are

He says you stole the bread

PETER OF DUBOIS:

It's a lie, I caught him stealing ours

QUARD:

Cut off the infidels hand

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I stole the bread

PETER OF DUBOIS:

That's not true

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

They're not interested in the truth

PETER OF DUBOIS:

But he's lying!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Peter, you'll not life trough it

QUARD:

As you wish, cut the other one's hand off as well

PETER OF DUBOIS:

I'm sorry. I'm sorry Robin. No no!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Puts his hand near the chopper

This is English courage

Retreats his hand and hits his guards. One of the them fall in the fire

This is for five years of hell!

AZEEM:

Behind you!!

They attack the guards

PETER OF DUBOIS:

Come on, Robin, for God's sake. Come on!

PRISONER:

Robin, take us with you!

AZEEM:

You can not safe those people, Christian, but you can safe me!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm coming

AZEEM:

Christian!!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Why should I?

AZEEM:

For pity's sake. Mine is the sentence of death

PETER OF DUBOIS:

No Robin, he's a Moor, don't listen to him:

AZEEM:

Set me free, I will show you a way out

PETER OF DUBOIS:

Why should we?

AZEEM:

If you do not, we are all dead men

PETER OF DUBOIS:

For God's sake, Robin, they're coming!!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

To the other prisoners

I'm sorry

AZEEM:

Hurry! This way

CUT TO:

3 EXT./ STREETS OF JERUSALEM

PETER OF DUBOIS:

Thanks, I misjudged you

AZEEM:

You're fast with a sword my friend

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Five years I've waited for the smell of free air, that makes a man fast.

An arrow hits Peter in the chest

Peter, Peter!

PETER OF DUBOIS:

It's mortal, leave me!

Give this ring to my sister Marian. Swear you'll protect her for me

AZEEM:

We can not save him

PETER OF DUBOIS:

Swear it, Robin

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I swear it

AZEEM:

They're coming!

PETER OF DUBOIS:

Tell Marian I died a free Englishman

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Peter, Peter..

Peter gets up and attacks the guards

PETER OF DUBOIS:

For England!!!

AZEEM:

Come my friend, make his sacrifice an act of honour. Come now.

Azeem and Robin run for the guards on horses

Why did you let me free, Christian?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Whatever blood is in your veins, no man deserves to die in there.

Some guards pass their hiding place

Farewell, my friend, God'll speed your way

AZEEM:

Our way lies together. With the speed of Allah. You have saved my life. Christian. Now I'll stay with you, until I've saved yours. That's my vow.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Thanks, but I go to England. I relieve you of your obligation

AZEEM:

Only Allah can do that

ROBIN:

What if I say no?

AZEEM:

You have no choice. I'm Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bachrim. You may call me Azeem

ROBIN:

Robin of Locksley

CUT TO:

4 INT./ EXT./LOCKSLEY'S CASTLE, ENGLAND

LORD LOCKSLEY:

Kind Sir, It's rumoured that you fought in King Richard's crusade with my beloved son, Robin. I fear you are returned home to desperate times. When dark forces plot against our absent king. I'm anxious for words of my son. Were you present at his capture near Jerusalem? Do you know the name of the potentate who holds him? Does he still bear me ill will? A little news, please sir. I would give all that I own for his release.

DUNCAN:

Not now!

SERVANT:

Help me, my Lord!

DUNCAN:

You should have waited. I'm sorry you were disturbed, master.

LORD LOCKSLEY:

Duncan, it's alright. Let him go:

SERVANT:

They have taken my Gwen.My daughter..

LORD LOCKSLEY:

Who has taken?

SERVANT:

Men on horses, in masks. We tried to stop them, but:My son is dead. He's dead!

DUNCAN:

Master, stay. There's an evil moon tonight.

LORD LOCKSLEY:

Never fear, Duncan. The good will overcome. Trust in that.

SERVANT:

I'm sorry, my lord. I had no choice

Man on horse takes his mask of; it's the SHERRIF of Nottingham

LORD LOCKSLEY:

You!

SHERIFF:

Locksley:

LORD LOCKSLEY:

The king will hear of this!

SHERIFF:

Join us

LORD LOCKSLEY:

Never!

SHERIFF:

Join us, or die!

LORD LOCKSLEY:

For God and King Richard!

CUT TO:

5 EXT./ ENGLISH COAST

Little boat approaches the British coast, Robin and Azeem and some others are in it. Robin kisses British ground.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Oh, thank you Lord. I'm home! I'm home!!!

AZEEM:

You are strange Christian

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Yes, but I'm free. And now I beg you to free yourself of your vow. Return with the boat.

I know how it feels to be so far from your home and family

AZEEM:

Because I love them so much, I cannot dishonour them.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'd thought you'd say that.

AZEEM:

Azeem's attacked, but wins the struggle

No one controls my destiny. Especially not one who attacks with down wind and stinks of garlic.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Come, Azeem. Our fighting days are done. By nightfall, we'll celebrate with my father.

You'll understand of course, I had to try.

AZEEM:

I would have succeeded.

CUT TO:

6 EXT./ ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

Robin and Azeem are walking over a stone wall

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Why must you walk at the back of me?

AZEEM:

In you country, am I not the infidel? It's seem safer to appear as your slave, rather then your equal

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

For an infidel, you have uncommon clarity of thinking. And you'll tell me nothing of yourself. For instance your name; Azeem, what doe sit mean?

AZEEM:

Great one

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Great one? Really? Did you give yourself this name? It was a joke! Azeem the great one! I'm home! Look! Mistletoe. Many maids lost their resole to me thanks to this little plant.

AZEEM:

In my country we talk to our women, we do not drug them with plants

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

What do you know of women?

AZEEM:

Where I come from, Christian, there are women of such beauty. That they can poses a mans mind so, that they would be willing to die for her.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Wait. Was that why you were to be executed? Because of a woman?

That's it, isn't it? That's it!

AZEEM:

It is close to sunset

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Who was she? The Mullah's daughter? Another man's wife? What's her name?

AZEEM:

Is there no sun in this cursed country? Which way is east?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Her name

AZEEM:

East?!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Her name

AZEEM:

Yasmina

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

That way!

Robin points Azeem to the East

AZEEM:

You are sure?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I would know blindfolded, I'm five miles from home. Was she worth it?

AZEEM:

Worth dying for

TRANSITION:

7 EXT./ ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE - CLOSE TO SUNSET

Little boy is being chased by soldiers and dogs

SOLDIER 1

You're dogsmeat, son, you know that?

SOLDIER 2

Get down here, you now what you've done. Down!

GUY:

You're not playing by the rules, boy! Deer don't climb trees. Perhaps he thinks he's a gay bird! Shall we teach him to fly?

SOLDIERS:

Yeah!

GUY:

Get him down!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Hold! I'm curious:what man or creature is so fearsome that it takes six men to attack it.

GUY:

This is no affair of yours

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

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Pen Densham

Pen Densham (born 14 October 1947, Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom) is a British-Canadian-American film and television writer, producer, director and author, known for writing and producing films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and television revivals of The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone, as well as writing, producing and directing MGM's Moll Flanders. more…

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