Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves

Kevin Costner's lousy English accent is a small obstacle in this often exciting version of the Robin Hood fable. That aside, it's refreshing to have a preface to the old story in which we meet the robber hero of Sherwood Forest as a soldier in King Richard's Crusades, coming home to find his people under siege from the cruelties of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). After Robin and his community of outcasts and fighters take to the trees, director Kevin Reynolds (
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title: Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves
theatricalDate: 14-06-1991
stars: Kevin Costner
Morgan Freeman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Christian Slater
Alan Rickman
purchase date: 19-06-2007
publisher: Warner Home Video
published: 10-06-2003
price: $26.98
net Rating: 3.5
MPAA Rating: PG-13
minutes: 155
number of media: 2
last lookup time: 204001056
genre: Swashbucklers
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fullTitle: Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (Two-Disc Special Extended Edition)
features: Anamorphic
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1.85:1
edition: Two-Disc Special Extended
director: Kevin Reynolds
currentValue: $9.00
created: 204001040
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: B000092T6M