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The Fisher King [Blu-ray] [1991]

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  • Release Date: 11/08/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (98 out of 101)

    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

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic Film

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      KonditorAlex
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      This movie is sometimes overlooked but it's such a gem with amazing characters played by an A list of actors. This movie is from Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame and like his other movies is something that you have to watch, spend some time thinking about it and watch again a few months later. You will see different things each time as the characters expose their souls (some raw and painful) and come to some powerful & personal resolutions.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my all time favorite movies!

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      tallgal

      This movie has such a great story line and is so clever and "deep". I feel that Robin Williams acting in this movie was superb, and I am surprised he didn't get nominated, for any awards. Jeff Bridges is so good in this movie too. Not only is there drama, but great comedic moments and classic lines. I highly recommend this one, if you haven't seen it. This one shows the range of not only Robin Williams comedic abilities, but also his dramatic acting chops. Definately a must see!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Robin William's finest performances

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      MovieMan34
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      This to me says the nature of humanity, and how to come back from lifes challenges, no matter what life throws at you you will come back when someone is in your corner and is there for you, no matter how crazy, no matter how different they are, if you have that person in your corner you can be in the worst place on earth, but you will make it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Fantasy and Sentiment

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      SaulYall
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      An uneasy blend of Terry Gilliam imagination and Richard LaGravenese schmaltz with Robin Williams occasionally playing a character when he's not performing stand up out of character. Movie is a mess of tone and content with performance pitched high and low from actors who seem to be working in different mediums.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie

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      PegasusTX1969
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      A Wonderful movie, an adult whimsical fairytale with a dark underbelly. Amazing performances from all, Jeff Bridges and Mercedes Ruehl are great together, Amanda Plummer is superb but the real star is Robin Williams, who is both zany and funny, as well as, serious and somber. Not to be missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A forgotten Robin Williams Gem

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      PatrickE
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      A redemption story through the eyes of Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, told by Tery Gilliam. a Story with a heart, that can make you laugh at the excess of the 90's, and the Howard Stern culture of the time. With a happy ending and a song about NYC!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Robin Performance

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      VandyPrice
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      This disc is worth picking up for the underrated Robin Williams performance alone, but the blu-ray transfer isn't bad either and one can't beat the price. More than worth the money and time investment the film requires.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic film

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      Finko
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      Terry Gilliam is a one of a kind genius filmmaker... just check out BRAZIL, TWELVE MONKEYS, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and of course MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges at their best.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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