Awakenings/The Fisher King [WS] [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 1531098
  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Synopsis


The Fisher King
Terry Gilliam directed this adaptation of Richard LaGravenese's mystical (and mythical) tale of redemption in the hard-time town of New York City. Jeff Bridges is shock radio DJ Jack Lucas, whose low opinion of humanity lends itself well to his radio talk show, where the enmity rubs off on his listeners. One fan in particular takes Jack's rants to heart and goes to a fancy restaurant with a gun, murdering innocent diners. Jack is so distraught at what his on-air suggestion wrought that he sinks into a three-year depression, drinking himself to sleep and mooching off of his girlfriend Anne Napolitano (Mercedes Ruehl, in an Oscar-winning performance), an attractive owner of a video store. Hitting bottom, Jack slumps to the river, prepared to commit suicide. To his rescue comes a crazed but witty homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), who tells Jack he's destined for great things -- all his has to do is find the Holy Grail (conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan) and save Parry's soul. He also wants Jack to help him out with the woman of his dreams, Lydia Sinclair (Amanda Plummer), a shy type who works at a publishing company. Parry was once a university professor became unglued by a tragic event in his past; Jack soon realizes that to save himself, he first must save Parry. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awakenings
Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care. Julie Kavner and John Heard also star. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Parry
  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges - Jack Lucas
  • Mercedes Ruehl
    Mercedes Ruehl - Anne Napolitano
  • Amanda Plummer
    Amanda Plummer - Lydia Sinclair
  • Michael Jeter
    Michael Jeter - Homeless Cabaret Singer



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the movie

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    diamngrl
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    The service at the store was good. I did not have to wait in line. The movie selection was just so-so, but I was going rate for the clearance area. It would be nice if you could have more selection of movies and especially in the clearance section.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Informative

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    Cookie
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    Awakenings: This is a good movie about one doctor’s efforts to help people who seem to have no future. I don’t want to give the end away so………., but it is well worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful buy

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    STAND
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    Robin Williams has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and these 2 films are a must-have for the DVD collection! Filled with laughs, a few tears, and heart. LOVE these movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    must-have movies for fans of the amazing Robin Wil

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    mimi
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    Robin Williams was adept at playing the role of different characters and making people feel. These movies are great examples of his talent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can't go wrong with Robin Williams.

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    GIDEONSTEEL
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    Both movies are classics. The Fisher King has a lot of good life lessons in it. Awakenings has a vivid portrayl of the Human Spirit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unforgettable movie

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    emale
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    Robert de Niro and Robin Williams are excellent in this movie full of emotion about the magic of chemistry that open only once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Uniqueice
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    2 movies in one. Great purchase. Was only looking for awakenings and now I have an extra movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Both are great movies.

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    TheEqualizer
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    I needed to add these to my collection. I enjoyed watching them both very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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