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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) script

by Pen Densham and John Watson, based on the story by Pen Densham
 
1 JERUSALEM

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

Or are we treating the devil himself? A small boy. 
A truly dangerous animal

GUY

He killed one of the Sheriff of Nottingham's deer

WULF

We were starving! We needed the meat!

GUY

I advice you to move on, pilgrim, this is the 
Sheriff's land

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Wrong, this is my land and my tree. So whatever's 
in it also belongs to me

GUY

Might I have the pleasure of your name, before 
I have you run through?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Robin of Locksley

GUY

Well, well, Locksley. Welcome home!  Kill him!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Azeem, it's time to redeem that vow!

GUY

Release the hounds!!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Get up, Azeem!
Points his swords in Guy's neck
Now, sir. If you'd be so kind to give me your name, 
before I run you through:

GUY

Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff's cousin. The little 
bastard was poaching deer

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Poaching? Is it not a greater crime to starve a family?

GUY

Go on, Locksley, go on


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I've seen enough blood spilled to last two lifetimes. 
Now get off my land! And tell Nottingham what happens 
to scum when they pick on small children!
And you! (tegen Azeem) you've travelled ten thousand 
miles to  save my life and then leave me to be butchered?!

AZEEM

I fulfil my vow's when I choose!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

And that does not include prayertimes or mealtimes or 
any time I'm outnumbered by six to one?

AZEEM

You whine like a mule. You're still alive!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Have no fear, come down boy. Is it true boy, 
did you kill a deer?

WULF

Hundreds of them!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You've scared him

AZEEM

Interesting place this England!

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8 INT./ SHERRIF'S PRIVATE CHAMBERS / NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

Guy enters the Sherrif private rooms by climbing some stairs. 
The Sherrif is in his room with a whore.

GUARD

Hold on, sir! The Sheriff doesn't want to be disturbed!

SHERIFF

Cousin. I trust you justify your intrusion with 
news of profound value?

GUY

I met a hooded man today who made me warn you not to 
harm his people

SHERIFF

Who told you to cover up? His name?

GUY

Robin of Locksley

SHERIFF

The prodigal son returns! He's a whelp. This girl 
could vest him! Put it There!

GUY

Well, this whelp, has vested four of my men

SHERIFF

Your men were probably drunk! But you survived, cousin!

GUY

I've barely survived. He has a companion, a dark skinned 
foreigner with a dark face of Islam and a Saracens sword

SHERIFF

Yes yes, I'm sure it would take an army to match 
these roves
Locksley must have visited his manor and find the 
home fire still burning!

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9 EXT./ INT./ RUINS OF LOCKSLEY'S CASTLE - NIGHT


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Father?! Father?! Anyone here? Duncan?  No:No!!

AZEEM

Who is it?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

It's my father:Who's there, who's there?

An old man appears in the ruins of the castle

DUNCAN

Master Robin, is that you?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Duncan?

DUNCAN

Oh, praise thy, I thought that God had abandoned us

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Duncan, my father!

DUNCAN

It's a miracle:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Why didn't you cut him down?

DUNCAN

Never thought to hear your voice again:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Are you deaf?

AZEEM

Easy!! Look at him!

DUNCAN

I would have done it, if I could see.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Who did this to you, Duncan?

DUNCAN

Guy, Guy of Gisborne:and the SHERIFF and his 
witch looking on

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Why?

DUNCAN

They said the Sheriff captured your father worshipping 
the devil. He has signed a confession before the bishop

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

No, that's not possible!

DUNCAN

Nottingham declared all of Locksley's land forfeited

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Do you believe the charges?
DUNCAN

Not even when they took my eyes

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10 EXT./ IN FRONT OF LOCKSLEY'S CASTLE


Robin, Azeem and Duncan knealing around Locksley's grave.

AZEEM

We must go

DUNCAN

He loved you 'till the end, young master. He never 
gave up hope of your return

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I should have been here
He called the crusades a foolish quest, he said it was 
vanity to force other men to our religion.

DUNCAN

You must (vluchten) now, head south to safety. Gisborne 
will surely seek revenge

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I hear you, Duncan.
To Azeem You should go home. My world is turned upside 
down here. And I can not ask you to come where I'm going.

AZEEM

Alone Christian, you'll only get yourself killed. 
Besides there's nothing left for me to go home to

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I will not rest until my father's revenged. I swear 
it by my own blood!

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11 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CELLAR


SHERIFF

Mortianna? You called, madam?  What do you see?

MORTIANNA

The son of a dead man

SHERIFF

Locksley! Does he affect us?

MORTIANNA

He proceeds the Lionheart

SHERIFF

If King Richard returns from the Crusades, that could prove 
a bit awkward. It will suffer the support of the barons. Soon?

MORTIANNA

Make haste!

SHERIFF

But my plan, is it still intact?

MORTIANNA

Aaaahhhh!!!

SHERIFF

What's wrong?

MORTIANNA

I've seen our death. The painted man, he horrors my dreams, 
with strange foreign motifs

SHERIFF

Locksley's companion!

MORTIANNA

Kill him, kill them both!

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12 EXT./ DUBOIS CASTLE


AZEEM

What is this place?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Peter's home. It's nearly six years since we've left together. 
We'll find food and shelter here.

SERVANT

No more beggars

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Tell the lady of the house that Robin of Locksley is at the door.

SERVANT

Her ladyship is not here

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Is the child Marian at home then?

SERVANT

Maybe she is, maybe she isn't

AZEEM

The hospitality in this country is as warm as the weather

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm leaving

SERVANT

Leave your weapons. Just you

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13 INT./ HALL/ DUBOIS CASTLE

SERVANT

Wait here

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Right here?

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14 EXT./ OUTSIDE DUBOIS CASTLE


DUNCAN

Curse on Moors and Saracens. If not for their ungodly ways, 
Master Robin would never have left. What kind of name 
is Azeem? Irish? Cornish?

AZEEM

Moorish!

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15 INT./ HALL/ DUBOIS CASTLE


SARAH

Who are you?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Robin of Locksley

SARAH

You lie, Robin is dead. Step into the light
Turn around

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Am I to dance next?
Who are you?

SARAH
I'm the Maid Marian

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Well, then show yourself, child, for we knew each other well.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

The years have:.been kind

SARAH

Thank you. With the king away, we must guard us from 
villainous outlaws, who would kidnap a relative of his.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Surely you can see that I'm not one of those

SARAH

Perhaps. Now, move yourself from his house.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I would my lady, but I've sworn to protect you.

SARAH

Protect me? Robin of Locksley was nothing but a 
spoiled bully. And besides as you can see, we have 
enough protection.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian, wait!
You're truly courageous against an unarmed man.
(kort gevecht, Azeem probeert de deur in te beuken)

DUNCAN

Point me towards danger, Azeem. I'm ready!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Hello Marian

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16 EXT./  DUBOIS CASTLE COURT YARD

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

His last thoughts were of you

MARIAN

Oh Peter

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm sorry, Marian. I'm sorry.

MARIAN

How do I know you didn't abandon him to save your own skin?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

No one feels his loss more then I

MARIAN

Well, next time I go to London, I'll be sure to 
convey your condolences to my mother.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I would think, for your safety, that you would 
join her there

MARIAN

No, I have no interest in life at court. All that 
gossip and carrying favours

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

But you're alone here

MARIAN

Hardly. These years have left us many in need. Well you and 
my brother were playing boy-hero Nottingham has 
plundered the shire.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I see you still have your lands

MARIAN

Because I give them no excuse to take them
As the kings cousin it's my station to look after these 
people until he's returned

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian, Marian! My purpose to come here, was not to hurt 
you. I swore. I swore to your brother that I would protect you.

MARIAN

You can not replace my brother

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I do not want to replace him. Marian, I've returned to my 
home to find it destroyed and my father murdered. And the 
only explanations for it are the ramblings (gebrabbel) 
of an old blind man.

MARIAN

All I remember of you is a spoilt bully who used to burn 
my hair as a child.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Please allow that years of war and prison may change a man.

MARIAN

Robin, whatever happened between you and your father, 
you mustn't believe...what they accused him of

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I don't

TRANSITION

17 EXT./ DUBOIS CASTLE

AZEEM

Christian! Look!
How did you uneducated kind ever take Jerusalem?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

God knows
MARIAN

What is it?:What is it?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

It's Nottingham's soldiers
MARIAN
C
oming here? Is this your protection?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I've killed some of the Sheriff's men

MARIAN

Oh dear:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I fear I've placed you in danger

MARIAN

I can take care of myself:just go! No that's my horse!

AZEEM

A truly magnificent animal, my lady

MARIAN

Go!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I said I've sworn to protect you

MARIAN

And I say no more boyish gestures

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm not leaving

MARIAN

Stop them! They're stealing my horses!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You're so kind, ma'am

GUY

Sheltering outlaws, Lady Marian?

MARIAN

They are thieves, you imbecile!

GUY

I hope they didn't steal you virtue as well
The crown for the man who brings me Locksley's head, my lady!!

TRANSITION

18 EXT./ ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Have we lost them?

AZEEM

No, my horse carries two and yours is lame. We can not outrun them

DUNCAN

Leave me, master Robin, I slow your escape

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

We can loose them in the forest

DUNCAN

Sherwood Forrest is haunted, master

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Either we take our chances with the ghosts or become ghosts ourselves

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19 EXT./ AT THE EDGE OF SHERWOOD FOREST


GUY

Come on, damn you! There are only three of them

SOLDIER

It's not the man we fear sir, it's the evil spirits

GUY

Robin of the Hood!! Son of a devil worshipper!! Your 
father died a coward,  cursing your name and squealing 
like a stag pig!

AZEEM

You'll bring no justice to your father by dying today

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20 EXT./ SHERWOOD FOREST

DUNCAN

Master Robin?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

There are your ghosts, Duncan; windchimes. A child's 
told put to good use.
You're scared easily, my painted Moor.

AZEEM

This forest has eyes, I swear it.

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21 EXT./ KREEK AND WATERFALL/ SHERWOOD FOREST

AZEEM

In my dreams alone have I imagined such a place

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Then imagine a way to cross it. There's hope!

After causing robin to fall in the river.

WILL SCARLET

There was a rich man from Nottingham, who tried to cross the river
What a dope, he tripped over a rope. Now look at him shiver!
Beg for mercy, rich boy!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I beg of no man

WILL SCARLET

Well, this here is our river and each man that wishes 
to cross must pay a tax

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'll pay no tax, as you can see I have nothing. Not 
even my sword

JOHN

Any man who travels with two servants and claims that 
he's got no bloody money, is even a fool or a liar.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Who are you?

JOHN

John little, best man of the woods

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Well, best man. You lead this rabble?

JOHN

Yes I do mate. And if you want to travel through 
Sherwood Forrest, it's gonna cost you that gold medallion.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

This is sacred to me

JOHN

It's sacred to us to, mate. That there will feed us 
for a bloody month

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You'll have to fight me for it

JOHN

Love to mate!

WULF

Be careful father, he won of twelve of the sheriff's men.

JOHN

Is that so? I reckon I'm gonna enjoy this

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

He! Is that your father?

WILL SCARLET

He's drowning!

JOHN

Lost something? Thanks for the taxes!

WILL SCARLET

Looks like the little rich boy is lost for words

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Any great ideas?

AZEEM

Get up! Move faster!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Move faster, great idea

WILL SCARLET

Watch it, John!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

We're not through yet!

JOHN

Already, my old cocker. You want another good whacking? 
You should have one!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

It seems like I've made it passed the gate, John Little. 
Or should I call you Little John?

WULF

Hit him father!

JOHN

Swimming time again, old chump!

WULF

Where is he? Do you see him?

JOHN

It's a bloody shame. He was a brave lad:Help!!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Do you yield?

JOHN

I can't bloody swim! Help!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Do you yield?

JOHN

Yes!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Good, now put your feet down

JOHN

I'll be buttered!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

The medallion

JOHN

Give me your name first

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Robin of Locksley

JOHN

Well, Robin of Locksley, you've got balls of solid rock.

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22 EXT./ CAMPFIRE/ SHERWOOD FOREST - NIGHT


JOHN

That's Max, the miller's son, Harold Brownwell and that 
stumpy one there is David of Doncaster, but the lads 
all call him Bull.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Because you're short?

DAVID

No, because I'm so long!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

No, Bull, save it, save it. Save it for the ladies

JOHN

Give the man some meat. Now I made that myself

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Is English hospitality changes so much in six years that 
a friend of mine is not welcome at this table.

UNKNOWN 1

But he's a savage, sire!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

That he is. But no more then you or I. And don't call me Sire

AZEEM

With regret I must decline. Allah forbids it

JOHN

You bloody lost me

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Why is it that so many of you are hiding

JOHN

Well, we are all outlaws. We have prices on ours heads. 
Even that young lad there. The blasted sheriff, 
he says we owe him taxes.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Well, your ghosts will only keep the sheriffs man at base so long

WILL SCARLET

Well, they have worked so far. Do you have a better idea?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You can always fight back

JOHN

I reckon I must have cracked that noble our of yours. 
Well these are all good lads here. They have hearts of 
oath but they are farmers. It would be lambs to the laughter. 
They say the sheriff was raised by a witch.

AZEEM

A witch?

WULF

She knows every man's thoughts, you can see her 
eyes fur and she flies.

JOHN

That's a load of Cotswold (onzin), Wulf.

WILL SCARLET

What does a rich son of a devil worshipper care about 
a bunch of outlaw pheasants:

DUNCAN

My Lord was a kind and generous man. Who among you 
dare to believe:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

My father was no devil worshipper. And I'll have words 
with any man who says otherwise. But he's right. 
I was a rich man's son. When I killed the sheriffs men, 
I became an outlaw like you.

WILL SCARLET

You are nothing like us

JOHN

That is Will Scarlet. Take no notice of him, he's full 
of piss and wind. Come on lads, drink up. Don't talk 
about so much bloody rubbish. This here is the best that 
we simple men can expect. Here we're safe. We are kings!

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23 EXT./ SHERWOOD FORREST - MORNING


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Too much meat, old friend?

DUNCAN

Forgive me, I was asleep

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

No, no, rest yourself. What day is it, Duncan?

DUNCAN

Sunday, I think

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Do they still give alms to the poor at mass?

DUNCAN

They do, these days the need for mercy is greater then ever.

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24 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL

BISHOP

We'll be searching thy blessing Lord, on all thy people, 
but most especially on ours noble Sheriff of Nottingham. 
Grand him the wisdom to guide and protect our glorious city, 
grand him also the strength to bring to justice the lawless men, 
who would threaten it's safety and prosperity and the 
judgement to punish them. In your name, amen.

ALL

Amen
BISHOP

Go in peace

MARIAN

Sarah?

SARAH

Yes. That's all I have

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25 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Alms for a blind man, my lady? For I can not 
see your beauty: Hello

MARIAN

What are you doing here?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm searching my soul

MARIAN

I do not wish to be seen with an outlaw

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You prefer the company of Nottingham?

MARIAN

There's a price on your head

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

How much?

MARIAN

One hundred goldpieces

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Is that all? I'll have to annoy the good sheriff more. 
Soon it'll be a thousand.

MARIAN

For a thousand I'll turn you in myself
Nottingham is mounting an army. He has every blacksmith 
in the county hold up in the castle making swords and armour.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

What is he planning?

MARIAN

I don't know. There's no limit to the man's ambitions. Go!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Thank you

MARIAN

Quickly, go! Robin, do something for me:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

What?

MARIAN

Take a bath!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Take a bath?

CUT TO

26 INT./ BISHOP'S PRIVATE CHAMBERS/ NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL

BISHOP

These are my private chambers, my son. I have priests 
who would hear your confession. Ah! I see the boy I knew, 
in the man before me. Welcome home, Robin.

CUT TO

27 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL

SHERIFF

You shine like the sun, my lady. You have been meeting 
with Robin of Locksley. My cousin tells me he may have 
deprived you of some horses.

MARIAN

Yes, a most disagreeable experience

SHERIFF

Yes, I know, and for inflicting that upon you form the 
walls by his own intestines

MARIAN

I would like to see that my lord

SHERIFF

If you would bring your household within the city walls 
I could give your every need personal attention

MARIAN

Well, thank you Lord but I'd rather stay in my family's 
home, for now.

SHERIFF

Well then perhaps, you do me the honour of accepting a 
small token of my undying devotion to your safety

MARIAN

My, King Richard would be deeply moved to hear from your 
concern for my welfare

SHERIFF

I'm afraid the King has many enemies, both abroad and 
at home. I fear for his safe return.

MARIAN

Oh, fear not, dear sheriff. He will return, and when he 
does he will wish to reward his faithful subjects.

CUT TO

28 INT./ EXT./ BISHOP'S PRIVATE CHAMBERS/ 
NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL

BISHOP

I asked your father three times if he worshipped the dark 
one and his answer vexed me so grievously. He said he 
must meet God with a clear conscience.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

U lie

BISHOP

Your souls; do not shed blood in the house of God!!

SHERIFF

In there you Bastard!

Get him!

Locksley, I'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

And then it begins

SHERIFF

Close the gate!!!

SOLDIER

Close the gate! He stole the sheriff's horse!

SHERIFF

What are you looking at?

CUT TO

29 EXT./ SHERWOOD FOREST


AZEEM

Water! For the animal. How can I protect you if 
I know not where you go?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You hardly raise a finger when you do know

AZEEM

I prefer to have the choice

WILL SCARLET

Wonderful, you have stolen the sheriff's horse?

JOHN

You stirred up a bloody hornets nest now!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Are you afraid, John?

JOHN

Yeah, a little
ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Well, so is the sheriff and today I gave him 
this thing he'll not forget

WILL SCARLET

You fool, you've started a war!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

We're already in war
Duncan, bread. And I say we strike back at the very 
man who takes our homes and hunts our children's.

JOHN

We? You're planning to join us then, mate?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

No, to lead you!
AZEEM

Christian, these are simple people, they are not warriors. 
Be careful you don't do this for your own purposes.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You forget yourself, Azeem, I do not ask for your 
company or council.

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30 INT./ SHERRIF'S  CHAMBERS/ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

GUY

Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?

SHERIFF

Because it's dull, you twit! It'll hurt more!
Oh, I want this brigand found. Starve them out, slaughter 
there:no, and take their live stock. I want Locksley own 
people fighting to bring his head in.

GUY

Perhaps we could create a name for him. Sometime to drive 
fear in to the hearts of the populous, 
maybe "Locksley the Lethal", or "Weakling Robin"

SHERIFF

Whatever! I want him dead by the next fool moon, before the 
barons come back. Now sow! And keep the stitches small

CUT TO

31 EXT./ LITTLE VILLAGE


GUY

Where's your mate? The man they call Little?

FANNY

He died, last winter

GUY

Burn it down!

FARMER

Leave us the sow, it'll feed us through the winter!

GUY

Ever heard of the Sherwood bandit?

STEPHEN

Robin of the Hood, yes sir!

GUY

Pray he's brought to us before winter

CUT TO

32 EXT./ SHERWOOD FOREST

DAVID

Over here!
WILL SCARLET

What's happened to you?
STEPHEN

They've burned the village, all of it! Where is this Robin Hood?

WILL SCARLET

He's there!
STEPHEN

Look, look what they've done
AZEEM

If it's fame you seek, Christian, I think you have it.

WILL SCARLET

You brought this misery on us, Locksley.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

This is Nottingham, trying to divide us

WILL SCARLET

We are divided, rich boy. I'm not as blind as that old man 
over there. You're still trying to be lord of the manor. 
I heard today that the sheriff now values your neck at 
five hundred goldpieces. I say we take him in!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Will, do you think that the sheriff will give everything 
back when I'm gone?

WILL SCARLETT

They'll give us the reward and our pardons

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Wrong. He'll stretch your necks one by one.

WILL SCARLET

Well, what will you have us do? Fight men on horsebacks 
with rocks and our bare hands?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

If it needs to be
But with the one true weapon that escapes you, Will. Courage

WULF

Look out!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Thank you, Wulf. Wish to end this? Wish to go home? 
Then we must stop fighting amongst ourselves! 
And face that the price worth may be dear:
But I for one would rather die and spend my life with hiding. 
The Sheriff calls us outlaws, but I say we are free! 
And one free man defending his home is more powerful then ten 
hired soldiers. The Crusades taught me that. I will make 
you no promises, safe one; that when you truly believe in your 
hearts that you're free then I say we can win!

DAVID

But they've got armour!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

They've got armour, so? Even this boy can be taught to find 
the chinks in every suit of armour.

STEPHEN
But we ain't got nothing to eat!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

What do we need that the forest can not provide? We have food, 
wood for weapons. We'll find safety in the trees.

STEPHEN

Yeah, but what about our kids? The sheriff has taken all 
they've got to.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Then, by God, we'll take it back!

CUT TO

33 EXT./ ROAD THROUGH SHERWOOD FOREST


BARON

What's the meaning of this?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

My lady, a woman with your beauty has no need for such decorations.

BARON

How dare you?!

CUT TO

34 EXT./ LOCAL CHURCH


PRIEST

Please, please don't take that. Those belong to our Lord!

SOLDIER

And now they belong to my Lord, the Sheriff!! Give it back!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Good, now tell the sheriff for every harm he does to these people, 
I'll visited back on him tenfold.

CUT TO

35 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CELLAR


MORTIANNA

Something vexed thy?

CUT TO

36 EXT./ ROAD THROUGH SHERWOOD FOREST

BARON

What the devil?!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

It's a hot day, my friend, to burden your horse with such a heavy purse

BARON

The sheriff will hear of this!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I truly hope so!

WULF
Yeah!

CUT TO

37 EXT./ LITTLE VILLAGE

STEPHEN

Bread!

FANNY

Here you go, love. Buy yourself a new sow, Stephen!

STEPHEN

God blesses you, Fanny! And God blesses Robin Hood!

CUT TO

38 INT./ SHERRIF'S CHAMBERS/ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE


SCRIBE

We reckon he has nicked three to four million in the 
last five months, Sire.

SHERIFF

Go on, fine, raise the penalty on his head to 25.000 crowns.

SCRIBE

Begging your pardon, Sire. It won't do no good. How much 
you raise it.

SHERIFF

Really, scribe, why is that?

SCRIBE

Because Sire, the poor, you see. He gives to them what 
he takes. So, well Sire:They love him!

SHERIFF

Wait a minute:Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, 
forcing me to hurt the public and they love him for it?

SCRIBE

Yes:

SHERIFF

That's it then! Cancel the kitchenscrabs for lepers and orphans. 
No more mercy full beheadings. And call of Christmas!
The treasury is empty. All day and all night people plague my 
door waning about taxrelief and safe passage through Sherwood Forrest. 
"We can not pay it, because the highwayman has taken it".

SCRIBE

It's the shortest route to London, Sire

SHERIFF

It's the only way, you little ferret!

SCRIBE

Sir Guy's patrol's have found nothing, Sire

SHERIFF

No camp, nothing. This viper simply slivers into the forest.
To a wrench
You, my room 10.30, tonight.
To another wrench
You, 10.45. And bring a friend!

CUT TO

38 EXT./ ROAD THROUGH SHERWOOD FOREST


FRIAR TUCK

:laughter and a lot of drinking.
Let King Richard bless us all
With wine rewarding
But for us who stay at home
Here it will be boring
Play the music, dance today
Think not of tomorrow:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

How many?

AZEEM

Twenty

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Twenty?!

DAVID

How many?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Five! They can't count anyway, why scare them!

AZEEM

And they call me Barbarian

FRIAR TUCK

With wine rewarding
But for us who stay at home
Here it will be boring
Play the music, dance today:

GUY

Friar! Silence; you'll find it much more difficult to 
sing with a sword in your gullet.

FRIAR TUCK

Yes, my Lord:

STEPHEN

Will you shut up, and help me move this stock

DAVID

This isn't a stock, this is a tree!

STEPHEN

Now will you shut up and start helping me!

DAVID

I'm supposed to be meeting a girl

GUY

The men in front, after me! The rest stay with the wagon!

SOLDIER 1

On to glory!

GUY

Bastards! Come on, find them!

FRIAR TUCK

Wooh!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

JOHN

Welcome to Sherwood, friar!

TRANSITION

40 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

This treasure had a purpose. We must find out what.

FRIAR TUCK

He!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Goodmorning,  my reverent friend. You travel with poor 
company when you travel with Nottingham's soldiers

ALL

Tax him!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm Robin of Locksley. And my men are thirsty.

FRIAR TUCK

Robin Hood! God blesses me!

I mistook you for common thieves. Let me pass, Sir

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Surely the Lord has the charity to spare a few barrels 
for good Christian men.

ALL

Yeah!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

We have much to celebrate

FRIAR TUCK

Well, if you wish to share in the good Lord's brew, you must 
pass me for it!
Confess, Robin Hood, that Friar Tuck is a braver and wiser 
man then thy are!
He gives us and he takes it away:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Do you yield?

FRIAR TUCK

I'd rather roast in hell!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Shoot him! Shoot him!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Ho! I think the good friar has taken us far enough

STEPHEN

Well done, friar!

FRIAR TUCK

Thank you, Lord, for teaching me humility

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Well, Tuck

DAVID

Thanks, for the beer!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Are these not the meek of the earth?
We're in need of an honest men to minister them. What say you friar?

FRIAR TUCK

The Lord reveals himself in mysterious ways. I accept!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Good, you'll not regret it.

FRIAR TUCK

But you may!

CUT TO

41 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ SMITHY


GUY

We were ambushed, cousin

SHERIFF

Spanish steel. Much stronger then our native blades. Any losses?

GUY

Some. The truth; all of them

SHERIFF

And the gold?

GUY

Taken

SHERIFF

Robin Hood?

GUY

They were woodsmen, cousin.

SHERIFF

Robin Hood!

GUY

I tried, I tried:

SHERIFF

Cousin, we must be strong. We can't allow an outlaw to make 
fools of us. And I can't allow my
lieutenant to fail me! Well, at least I didn't use a spoon! 
This is good steel!

CUT TO

42 EXT./ ROAD THROUGH SHERWOOD FOREST


DAVID

Roger, take the one on the left!

MATT

Which one is left? Which one are you taking?

DAVID

You mean, which one am I taking?
If you're taking the one on the left, I'm taking the one 
on the right.

MATT

Which one is the one on the right

DAVID

The one next to the one on the:
We'll just get out and grab them!

MATT

Now?

DAVID

Now!
A donation is you please

SARAH

A donation? For what?

MATT

For passage through Sherwood.

MARIAN

Very well, come and get it.
You stupid scruff, how dare you attack us?!

MATT

It's my job, my lady

MARIAN

Your job? And who's your employer?

MATT


Robin Hood!

MARIAN

I insist on seeing him at once!

CUT TO

43 EXT./ LAKE AND WATERFALL/ SHERWOOD FOREST


DAVID

No, you do not go down there!

SARAH

You'll fall, my lady

DAVID

He's not expecting you!

SARAH

My lady's intrusion is simply treats his tracks

DAVID

Out of the way, you old tramp!
You can't go down there! I told you not down there!

SARAH

Oh, what's that?

DAVID

Cover your eyes!

SARAH

My lady, don't! If you had said:

DAVID

You've got visitors!
No, don't look at me like that, it wasn't my fault.
It was Matt's!

SARAH

Carefully, it's slippy down there!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Hello

MARIAN

What are you doing here?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Taking a lady's advice

What happened to your eye, Bull?

DAVID

We were set up by ten:twelve:fifteen large big lads!

SARAH

Oh, yeah?

DAVID

Yeah

CUT TO

44 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST

MARIAN

You've been busy!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

We have guests!

JOHN

Bring them down!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

It works, kind off

AZEEM

Of course it works!

CUT TO

45 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

That's good, WULF. Can you do it with a little distraction?
Can you make the shot when you must?

JOHN

Show him, Wulf!

MARIAN

Can you?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

: treat

JOHN

Is the shirt coming off, or not?

MARIAN

Well done!

CUT TO

46 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


FRIAR TUCK

This is grain, which any fool can eat. But for which 
the Lord intended a more divine meaning of consumption. 
Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty, 
by learning about:beer.

CUT TO

47 INT./ EXT./ TREEHOUSE/ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST

MARIAN

Did you bring me here to brag?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

This is blood money, Marian. It's intended to bribe 
King Richard's enemy's to unite them against him. 
We intercepted it.

MARIAN

But who would:?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Nottingham!

MARIAN

No:Nottingham would not dare challenge the king!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Well, the King is not in England to be challenged, is he. 
While he's away he may loose his country. You thought:
you thought I was keeping it all, didn't you?
Didn't you?

MARIAN

Here, a contribution to your cause

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Keep it

MARIAN

No, this dagger would fetch such a great price!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Keep it

MARIAN

Oh no, it's not dear to me! I mean, well:It's not. 
I'm saying everything wrong:Cheers!
How do I get down?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Wait, wait! We don't go that way anymore.

MARIAN

I'm happy to hear that

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Grab on!
We have a rule here, you know. Once someone has seen the 
way to our camp, that person can not leave. There are 
too many lives at stake.

MARIAN

That's why Sarah and I asked to be blindfolded.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Oh. Well, perhaps you might join us for dinner?

MARIAN

Perhaps:

CUT TO

48 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


AZEEM

Salaam, little one

BOY

Did God paint you?

AZEEM

Did God paint me? Haha:for certain

BOY

Why?

AZEEM

Because Allah loves wondrous variety.

CUT TO

49 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


MARIAN

How is it that a once arrogant young nobleman, 
has found contentment living rough with the salt 
of the earth?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I've seen knights in armour panic at the first hymns of battle. 
And I've seen the loneliest, unarmed squire pull a spear 
from his own body, to defend a dying horse. Nobility 
is not a birthright, it's defined by ones actions.

MARIAN

It's interesting to hear you say that.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I didn't. My father did.

MARIAN

Did the holy quest raise your hatred of him?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I don't know. All I know was that our last words spoken 
in this world were spoken in anger
I was lost after my mother died. My father too and for 
a short time he found comfort in the arms of another woman. 
I thought he was betraying my mother's memory. For the 
love of a twelve years old boy who would never forgive him. 
Anyway, who says I'm content? I've my plans for the future

MARIAN

No?! A grander scheme than this?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

No, a simpler one. A home, a family...you know

MARIAN

Men speak conveniently of love when it's serves their purpose. 
And when it doesn't it's a burden to them. Robin of the Hood, 
prince of thieves. Is he capable of love?

TRANSITION

50 INT./ EXT./ WOODEN HOUSE/ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST

WULF

Father! Father! Mother, she's dying!

FANNY

(moans)

AZEEM

Fanny, your baby has not turned! It can not be born without help.

FRIAR TUCK

He's a devil's seed. Don't listen to him, he will kill her!

AZEEM

If you do not listen to me, she will certainly die!

FANNY

No!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

The good friar has done all he can. I suggest you let the Moore try.

FRIAR TUCK

So be it!  And it'll be on your head, I warned you!

AZEEM

Marian, get me a needle, thread and water. Hurry!

MARIAN

Yes! Come with me! Come, John!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

What are you going to do?

AZEEM

I've seen this many times. With horses.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

With horses?

MARIAN

Bite down! Bite down, yes!

AZEEM

Help me

MARIAN

Spread your arms

AZEEM

It'll be alright

FRIAR TUCK

I tell you, John, the barbarian is killing her!

FANNY

No!!!

WULF

But father:?!

JOHN

Don't worry, boy!

MARIAN

Your son, my lady! There you are:


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You truly are a great one

JOHN

My son! Look at this little baby, isn't he wonderful?

FRAIR TUCK

Today the Lord has taught me a fine lesson. Although I may 
think I'm godly, I know I'm not worldly. Please:Not come my 
Barbarian friend! For you and I open a barrel together, 
to do our best to save each others souls.

AZEEM

Alas, I'm not permitted

FRIAR

Fine then, you'll talk. I'll drink

CUT TO

51 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST - NIGHT


WILL SCARLET

May I have this dance?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

This lady is spoken for.

CUT TO

52 EXT./ LAKE/ SHERWOOD FOREST - FOGGY MORNING


MARIAN

Why this way?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

So you can not find the way back, when you're forced 
by others to tell the way.
It was good to see you again, Marian.

MARIAN

It was good to be seen

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I have two favours to ask of you:

MARIAN

One:?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Take Duncan with you. I fear for his health for what lies ahead. 
Besides I grew tired of his bellyaching.

DUNCAN

You wish me to leave, master Robin?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Old friend, listen to me. Can you bring Lady Marian safely home? 
I fear for her safety.

DUNCAN

Of course, Sire!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Good. Bull?!

MARIAN

And two?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Yes, two..
You're King Richard's cousin. You can give word to him of 
Nottingham's plans. He would believe you.

MARIAN

If the sheriff found out, I could loose al that I have

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

But will you do it for your king?

MARIAN

No, I'll do it for you!

DUNCAN

He fancies you, my Lady. I'm blind, but some things 
I can still see.

CUT TO

53 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CELLAR


SHERIFF

In ten days time the barons are coming. Robin Hood has stolen 
what I was to pay for their alliance. I'm surrounded by fools, 
who do not realise my obligations! Tell me, Mortianna. 
Am I affronted?

MORTIANNA

Recruit the beasts that share our God.

SHERIFF

Animals?

MORTIANNA

From the North

SHERIFF

Celts? They drink the blood of their dead.

MORTIANNA

Yoke their strength.

SHERIFF

Hired lugs! (huurlingen) ah, Brilliant!

MORTIANNA

Thy own issue on the thrown?

SHERIFF

A child? How?

MORTIANNA

An ally with Royal blood.

SHERIFF

Who?

CUT TO

54 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL


MARIAN

It's a personal matter, My Lord. But one of vital importance.

BISHOP

I understand, my dear lady. This is my most trusted emissary.

MARIAN

Yes, he must travel to France immediately and put that 
directly into the hands of the King. And him alone! 
My lady in waiting will accompany you.

BISHOP

My dear, I could not vouch for her safety. The journey 
is froth with danger!

MARIAN
Yes, I appreciate your concern, My lord. But Sarah is 
an accomplished rider and I insist that she goes along.

BISHOP

As you wish:

CUT TO

55 EXT./ ROAD THROUGH SHERWOOD FOREST


SARAH

What is wrong?

EMISSARY

The horse is fearing his foreleg.

CUT TO

55 INT./ DUBOIS CASTLE - NIGHT


MARIAN

Duncan, is that you? Hello? Rebecca?
(cat jumps at her)

MARIAN

Oh, Nicodemus. Find mice!

SOLDIER 1

I've never seen the breasts of a noble woman:

SERVANT

My God! My Lady, we couldn't hold them!

SOLDIER 2

Someone wants a word with you.

MARIAN

NO!

DUNCAN

Easy! Easy:tonight I need your eyes, old friend.

CUT TO

57 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


DAVID

Robin! Someone's coming! Oh, it's well. It's Duncan!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Duncan! Duncan, what happened?

DUNCAN

I found you, Robin. Thank God, I did it. Nottingham's 
men attacked us.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian?

DUNCAN

They took her

JOHN

What is it?

DAVID

Over there, look!

STEPHEN

On the hills!!

FARMER

Celts! God help us!

AZEEM

Allah, be merciful!
DAVID
To the trees!!! To the trees!

WILL SCARLET

The old fool let them straight to us.

SHERIFF

Get me prisoners!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

My God!!

WOMAN

Robin, save us!

AZEEM

Hurry, hurry!!

STEPHEN

Save yourselves!

DAVID

We've got to get out of here, Robin! Come!

FRIAR TUCK (with WULF and other children)

This way, my lambs. Come on:

SOLDIER1

Got you!

SOLDIER 2

Hold, or I'll fire!

KELT

It's gold! Gold!

JOHN

Fanny?? Fanny??

FANNY

John!

JOHN

Fanny!!

FANNY

Go, flee John, save yourself!

JOHN

No, Fanny! I won't leave you!

FANNY

Go on, John!

JOHN

Never!

FANNY

Oh, John!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

John, you'll have to catch her!

JOHN

Come on!

I've got you girl!

FANNY

Quick, quick!!

JOHN
Robin, come on!!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Go on, don't wait for me! John, go!

CUT TO

58 INT./ EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE / CHAPPEL


BISHOP

Corpus Christi

MARIAN

Amen

SHERIFF

My Lady Marian:

MARIAN

By what right do you keep me prisoner?

SHERIFF

You misunderstand my intentions. You've been brought 
here for your own protection.

MARIAN

Protection from who?

SHERIFF

From yourself! It seems you've been consorting with outlaws.

MARIAN

Where do you hear such lies?

SHERIFF

By your own hand, my Lady

BISHOP

I'm sorry, my child. I feared you would be lead astray.

SHERIFF

Come. It's over! Today I return justice to this land. 
I shall have to hang the real leaders of course, but 
I would like to be generous and give you the lives of 
the woodsman and their families.
The children! And of course of your traitorous lady 
in waiting, as a wedding gift.

MARIAN

And just who am I supposed to marry?

BISHOP

Search your heart, my child. Why not a union with the 
house of Nottingham, and heal the wounds in our land.

MARIAN

There's only one man who can heal the wounds of this 
land; Robin Hood.

SHERIFF

I'm truly sorry, my lady. He wasted his life. How many 
more lives would you waist?
What a beautiful, child. So young, so alive, so unaware 
of how precarious life can be.
I had a very sad childhood, I'll tell you about it sometime. 
I never knew my parents. It's amazing I'm sane.

Marian, our bonding would allow these children to grow 
up as my allies. I'll understand. I can't allow them 
to grow up as my enemy's.

MARIAN

I have no choice

SHERIFF

That's true

CUT TO

59 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


AZEEM

Look! Christian!

CUT TO

60 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE DUNGEON


SHERIFF

Now I have heard that Robin Hood may still be alive. 
Either tell me where he may be hiding, or you'll be hanged 
and well find him anyway and we'll do the same thing to him.

WILL SCARLET

I'll kill him for you

WULF

Will, no!

SHERIFF

So he's alive then:

WILL SCARLET

I'm not really sure:

SHERIFF

Then why would I need you?

WILL SCARLET

Because, my Lord, if he is alive, I could get close to him. 
I'm one of his men, he would never suspect me.

WULF

He knows you always hated him, traitor!

WILL SCARLET - SHERIFF

Shut up!

WILL SCARLET

He's a trusting fool. He'll believe me and if he doesn't 
he'll kill me. And you have lost nothing.

SHERIFF

If you fail I will personally remove your lying tongue

CUT TO

61 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

My pride brought us to this

AZEEM

No such a thing. It was you who gave pride to these people.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I was a fool. I was a fool to let him leave. I believed 
I planned it all so perfectly.

AZEEM

I once heard a really wise man say: there are no perfect 
men in this world. Only perfect intentions.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You're an honour to your country,  Azeem. You fought better 
then twenty English knights.
Will!! I thought that you were taken?

WILL SCARLET

I was.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

How did you escape?

JOHN

Traitor! I'll break your skinny neck! You can't escape!

FANNY

Where are the others?

JOHN

Get a rope! Where's my son?

FANNY

Leave him!

JOHN

Bugger me!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Let him speak

WILL SCARLET

I bring a message from Nottingham. Our men are to be hanged 
in the square at high noon tomorrow. The boy to. Ten men at all. 
The hangings are part of the celebration 
for the Sheriff's marriage:

DAVID

Marriage? To whom?

WILL SCARLET

Lady Marian

FRIAR TUCK

The takes a bride of Royal blood

JOHN

And with King Richard away, he'll be after the bloody thrown!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

U would use this news to get close to me and 
then kill me, right Will?
What are your intentions.

WILL SCARLET

Well, that depends on you, Locksley. I never trusted you, 
that's no secret. But what I want to know is, are you going 
to finish what you've started? I want to know if he's gonna 
split and run like the spoilt little rich boy 
I always took him for.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Did I wrong you in another life, Will Scarlet? Were does 
this intolerable hatred for me come from?

WILL SCARLET

Knowing that our father loved you more then me

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Our father?

WILL SCARLET

I'm your brother, Robin of Locksley. I'm the son of the 
woman who replaced your died mother for a time. It's your 
anger that drove them apart

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

You lie!

WILL SCARLET

It's not a lie! You ruined my life!
I have more reason to hate you then anyone. But I found 
myself daring to believe you. What I want to know brother, 
will you stay with us and finish what you've started?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I have a brother? I have a brother! So I'll stand with you, 
side by side. Until the end.

DAVID

Until the end!

JOHN

We are all bloody in!

FRIAR TUCK

Damn Buggers!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

We finish this

TRANSITION

62 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST

DAVID

What was that?

FRIAR TUCK

Truly you are a wizard!

AZEEM

The mystery is in the black powder

TRANSITION

63 EXT./ CAMP/ SHERWOOD FOREST


ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Bull, your position's by the gate to cut of reinforcements
John, You'll sit on this wall to protect our escape.
I'll will conceal myself here, below the scaffold, 
to cut our men loose at the signal.

WILL SCARLET

No, I'll do that. You can cover us with your bow.

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

It's too dangerous Will

WILL SCARLET

So is your aim:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Whatever Azeem is concocting, we must seem to be in place for it. 
Now, our success depends on total concert, you are the only six men..

FANNY

Seven!

JOHN

What are you doing, woman. Where are the little ones?

FANNY

They are safe, they are with my mother.

JOHN

Are you bleeding cracked girl, you could get hurt!

FANNY

I've given birth to eight baby's. You don't talk to me 
about getting hurt, you big ox!
Anyway, I'm not just gonna sit here and let one of t
hem die, am I?!

JOHN

You should be bloody well minding the other seven! 
Tell her, Rob!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Fanny, you'll take position here.

CUT TO

64 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CASTLE GATE

SOLDIER

No blades, no bows! Leave your weapons here!
No blades, no bows! Leave your weapons here!
No blades, no bows! No blades!
What do you've got there, father?

FRIAR TUCK

The Lord's finest brew for the good Sheriff's fighting men! 
A mighty kick, huh?!

CUT TO

65 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ COURTYARD

DAVID

He, what do you want! He!

MAN

Watch out, he's a Celt! Horrible!

CUT TO

66 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CASTLE WALL

FANNY

John! John!!

CUT TO

67 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CASTLE GATE

SOLDIER

He you, do I know you?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Please Sir, don't hurt me:

SOLDIER

Oh, my God! U stink!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Pardon me, Sir. Pardon my blindness. I'm always falling..

SOLDIER

Get out of here!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Thank you for noticing me, Sir!

CUT TO

68 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE COURTYARD/ SCAFFOLD

AZEEM

Be careful, Friar!

SOLDIER

What are you doing?

FRIAR

Ah, distributing liberation for the celebration of 
the Sheriff's naturals.
Why is there something wrong?

SOLDIER

Yeah, you are! Come on, get this stuff out of here!

FRIAR

Caesar has spoken, my leprous friend. Let's get our 
offerings and depart. Is thing your finger?

SOLDIER

Leper? What? Come on, get this cart out of here!

FRIAR

He leaves bits and pieces and so al over England

CUT TO

69 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CASTLE WALL

SOLDIER

What are you doing here?

FANNY

Nothing, dear. I like a good hanging.

SOLDIER

What's in this bundle?

FANNY

Ah, that's firewood! Hello, my lover!

CUT TO

70 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ COURTYARD

FRIAR TUCK

Make way for the Lords work! Make way for the Lords work. 
A simple benedictary for these poor bastards. God, perceive 
them in thy mercy and show them your love, that they 
so richly deserve, although they are sinners.

WILL SCARLET

He, nothing there but trouble, boy!

SHERIFF

That's a little inappropriate, don't you think?

MARIAN

Not more then your wedding present

SHERIFF

Bring them out! Get your hands of me, you bastard!

SOLDIER

Make way!

WULF

Traitor! Kill him!

SHERIFF

What's going on? Bring him here!

WULF

Kill him!

SHERIFF

Oh, the turncoat. Did you succeed?

WILL SCARLET

Well, I found his layer but he was already dead.

SHERIFF

Are you sure? You saw Hood's body?

WILL SCARLET

No, I saw a grave.


SOLDIER

We found this on him

SHERIFF

String him up with the others!

WILL SCARLETT

Let me go!

JOHN

Now Robin!

WILL SCARLET

My Lord, it appears there's no more room. I'm afraid that 
I respectfully decline!

EXECUTIONER

Come on, down! Down! There's always room for one more!

FANNY

My child!!

JOHN

My Boy!!!

SHERIFF

Locksley!

MARIAN

Robin!!!!!!

JOHN

Bull!

SHERIFF

Get the troops in here!  Now, what are you waiting for. 
Get on with it!

JOHN

Wulf!

WULF

Father!

FANNY

Oh, thank God!

JOHN

Come on, fight your way free!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

This way, to the wall!

CUT TO

71 EXT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE


BARON

Well Sir, is this your idea of control?

SHERIFF

Shut up, you twit! Come with me!

MARIAN

Robin!!!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian! Marian!

AZEEM

English! English! I'm Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bachrim! 
I'm not one of you, but I fight. I fight with Robin Hood! 
I fight against the tyrant who holds you under his boot! 
If you want to be free men, then you must fight! Join us now! 
Join us now!

DAVID

Freedom!

MARIAN

Robin! Help!

SHERIFF

Close the gate! And guard it with your life1 Bring the 
bishop to my chapel!

AZEEM

Is she worth it?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Worth dying for? Will!

WILL SCARLET

Fuck me, he cleared it!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian!

CUT TO

72 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CHAPPEL

MORTIANNA

We're doomed!

BISHOP

It's rebellion, my Lord. We must escape1

SHERIFF

Mary us!

MARIAN

I will never marry you!

MORTIANNA

(Hits Marian)

SHERIFF

That's my wife, crone.

MARIAN

Go away!

MORTIANNA

She's right! She'll give us a son! You must take her now!

SHERIFF

I will not take her until we are properly wed. For once 
in my life I will have something pure. 
Will you stop interfering!

BISHOP

It's madness to delay

MORTIANNA

Marry them or face me!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian! Marian! Where is she? The lady Marian?

SCRIBE

Up the stairs, that way!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian!

MARIAN

Robin???!!!

SHERIFF

Get on with it!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

The statue!

BISHOP

Do you, George, the Sheriff of Nottingham, take this woman 
to be your lawful wedded wife. To have and to hold, 
in sickness and in health, for richer and poorer

SHERIFF

Yes, yes, come on!

MORTIANNA

Make haste!

BISHOP

Do you, Marian of the House of Dubois, take this man 
to be your lawful wedded husband?

MARIAN

No!

SHERIFF

But of course she does!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

Marian!

AZEEM

Damned English oak!

MARIAN

Robin, Robin!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'll try another way

SHERIFF

I can't do this with all that racket!

MARIAN

How could you! How could you!

CUT TO

73 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CASTLE PASSAGE

MORTIANNA

Aahhh!! The painted man!

AZEEM

The witch!

MORTIANNA

I didn't know! I didn't know it was you! Please, please, Sire. 
Have pity. Don't harm an old woman.

CUT TO

74 INT. NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CHAPPEL


MARIAN

You may take this body, but it will not be me! 
It will not be me!

SHERIFF

Not again!

BISHOP

I now pronounce you husband and wife, in the name of 
the father, the son and the Holy Ghost.

MARIAN

Robin

SHERIFF

Do you mind, Locksley? We've just been married! 
Recognise this? It belonged to your father. 
Appropriate, don't you think, that I now use it 
to send you to meet him?

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I shall never fear of my father's sword

SHERIFF

Really? And now we're even!

MARIAN

Robin!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

If I must, I'll take you a piece of a time!

SHERIFF

I do the only taking today

CUT TO

75 INT./ BISHOP'S PRIVATE CHAMBERS/ NOTTINGHAM CATHEDRAL

FRIAR

So, you sold your soul to Satan, your grace. 
You accused innocent man of witchcraft and let them die.

BISHOP

But brother friar. You would strike another man of the cloth.

FRIAR

No, I wouldn't. In fact, I'll help you pack for your journey! 
You have to take a lot of gold to help you on your way. 
You are a very rich men. And that, and that. Here's thirty 
pieces of silver to pay the devil on your way to hell!

CUT TO

76 INT./ NOTTINGHAM CASTLE/ CHAPPEL

MARIAN

Robin!

SHERIFF

Get ready!

MARIAN

No!

AZEEM

I have fulfilled my vow.

MARIAN

You came for me. You are alive!

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I would die for you!

CUT TO

77 EXT./ SHERWOOD FOREST

FRIAR TUCK

With the power vested in me, of God's holy church, I say let 
any man who has reason why these two should not be joined, 
let him speak now or forever hold his peace.
Then I now pronounce you:

KING RICHARD

Hold, I speak!

ALL

It's the King!

MARIAN

Richard!

KING RICHARD

I will not allow this wedding to proceed:

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

My lord..

KING RICHARD

Unless, I'm allowed to give the bride away! 
You look radiant, cousin.

MARIAN

Oh, Richard

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I'm deeply honoured, your majesty.

KING RICHARD

It is I who is honoured, Lord Locksley. Thanks to you 
I still have the thrown. Friar, proceed!

FRIAR

Husband and wife? You may kiss the bride

ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY

I know that

ALL

Hooray!!!

FRIAR TUCK

Now, get out of it! We're wasting good celebration time!


 
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