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Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: February 16th, 1999

R|2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
After shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) inadvertently provokes a caller into murdering a group of innocent people in a Manhattan bar, he grows depressed and turns to booze. As he's about to hit rock bottom, Lucas meets a homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), whose wife was killed by the caller Lucas pushed to the brink. Mentally scarred by his loss, Parry spends his days searching for the Holy Grail. Lucas, feeling culpable for the poor man's plight, pledges to help him in his quest.

Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Jeter, Adam Bryant, Paul J. Lombardi, David Hyde Pierce

Director: Terry Gilliam

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Dark, 1980s, New York City, Offbeat, Emotional, Girlfriend, Love, Transformation, Hospital, Quest, Heartwarming, 1990s

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Awards

Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)