• The Fisher King (1991)

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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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Restores our belief in the power of movies to transform reality, even temporarily. So what if it's not perfect? It's magic. show more

  • The script never resolves the different levels on which it tries to operate, and also throws in too many loose ends which never get cleared up. show more

  • A disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression. show more

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