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Director: Terry Gilliam     Starring: Robin Williams Jeff Bridges
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 224162307
UPC: 014381753257
UPC 14: 00014381753257
Sales Rank: 5357
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A Modern Day Tale About The Search For Love, Sanity, Ethel Merman And The Holy Grail.
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer and Mercedes Ruehl star in Terry Gilliam's must-see comic masterpiece. Williams is Parry, a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Bridges co-stars as Jack, New York's #1 shock deejay, whose off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy which ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors... Parry. And so the amazing story of the FISHER KING unfolds a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail, filled with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.

"An astonishing comedy.  Bruce Williamson, Playboy
"Outstanding...one of the year's best films.  Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Prieviews

Editor's Note
Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges), a self-obsessed shock jock who thinks he has it all, is about to hit rock bottom. The cult personality spends his time on the radio insulting and berating his listeners, but when one caller takes Jack's advice literally and shoots up a New York City hotspot, Jack is sent swirling down into a depression that has him suicidal three years later. However, he is rescued out of the night by a different kind of knight in shining armor--a homeless man named Parry, played fabulously by Robin Williams, who thinks he's on a quest for the Holy Grail, which he believes to be in a Fifth Avenue town house. Parry serves as the living embodiment of Jack's guilt--Parry's beloved wife was killed in the nightclub massacre. Jack soon becomes conviced that by helping Parry he will also wind up helping himself, so he tries to help Parry win his lady love (Amanda Plummer), at the expense of risking his own relationship with Anne (Mercedes Ruehl, in an Academy Award-winning role), who has stood by his side during his downward spiral.

Terry Gilliam's romantic parable THE FISHER KING is yet another visually stunning work from a master filmmaker, with a different kind of heart from Gilliam's other films, delving deep into the nature of love and loss, of guilt and redemption, of character and tragedy. Featuring a terrific cast and unusual locations for a fantasy story (New York City, brilliantly photographed by Roger Pratt), THE FISHER KING is both an exciting adventure and a charming romance.

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Video Mfg Name Studio: Image/sphe
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/8/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 138 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1991
Video UPC UPC: 00014381753257
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: Color

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Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Mercedes Ruehl
Video Cast Info Amanda Plummer
Video Cast Info Robin Williams
Video Cast Info John DeLancie
Video Cast Info Jeff Bridges
Video Cast Info Richard LaGravenese - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Terry Gilliam - Director
Plot Summary
After vicariously ruining each other's lives, two men become friends and saviors to each other in this intensely felt and imagined modern parable. Jack, a cynical Manhattan disc jockey, plunges into a suicidal depression when one of his flippant, outrageous comments inspires a crazed listener to shoot seven people in a fashionable night spot. Redemption comes in the form of a derelict former history professor named Parry whose wife was one of those killed by the sniper. Parry heads a gang of loony homeless people in search for what he believes to be the Holy Grail, enlisting Jack in his quest.

Memorable Quotes

"Thank God I'm me."----Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges)

"Forgive me!"----Jack, preparing for his role in ON THE RADIO

"Did you lose your mind all at once, or was it a slow, gradual process?"----Jack to Parry (Robin Williams)

"There's three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer. And oh, one more thing: Never take your eye off the ball."----Parry

"I am the janitor of God."----Parry to Jack

"There is no magic."----Jack to Parry

"If I had to live with my mother, I'd stab myself six times."----Anne (Mercedes Ruehl) to Lydia (Amanda Plummer)

"You're the one."----Parry to Jack

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...THE FISHER KING restores our belief in the power of movies to transform reality..." 10/17/1991 p.99-100

New York Times
"...Capable of great charm....[Williams] brings a disarming warmth and gentleness to the fiendishly comic Parry..." 09/20/1991 p.C10

Los Angeles Times
"...Bridges soars..." 09/20/1991 p.F1

Total Film
"...The performances are capable, with Mercedes Ruehl the standout..." 08/01/2000 p.100

Premiere
"Bridges brings a piercing despair to his role as a shock-radio jock who falls into a crippling depression..." 12/01/2005 p.191

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