Fisher King, The (1991)
Front Cover Actor
Jeff Bridges Jack Lucas
Robin Williams Henry Sagan, 'Parry'
Adam Bryant Radio Engineer
Paul J. Lombardi Radio Engineer (as Paul Lombardi)
Mercedes Ruehl Anne Napolitano
David Hyde Pierce Lou Rosen (as David Pierce)
Amanda Plummer Lydia
Ted Ross Limo Bum
Lara Harris Sondra
Warren Olney TV Anchorman
Michael Jeter Homeless Cabaret Singer
Harry Shearer Ben Starr
Kathy Najimy Crazed Video Customer
Brian Michaels Little Boy
John Ottavino Father at Hotel
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Fantasy; Romance
Director Terry Gilliam
Producer Debra Hill; Lynda Obst; Tony Mark
Writer Richard LaGravenese
Studio Tri Star; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 17 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Arthurian mythology and modern day decay seem perfect complements to each other in this Terry Gilliam drama/comedy/fantasy. Shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) makes an off-handed radio remark that causes a man to go on a killing spree, leaving Lucas unhinged with guilt. Lucas's later, chance meeting with Parry (Robin Williams), a homeless man suffering from dementia, gets him involved in the unlikely quest for the Holy Grail. The rickety, and patently unrealistic stand that insanity is just a wonderful place to be, and that the homeless are all errant knights, wears awfully thin, but there are numerous moments of sad grace and violent beauty in this film. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese launched his successful career and his smart wordplay helped garner Mercedes Ruehl an Oscar as Lucas's girlfriend. --Keith Simanton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1321
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/27/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 043396706194
Chapters
Release Date 8/28/01
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen