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Title:
The fisher King
Author:
Williams, Robin, 1952 July 21- , actor.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A deejay who finds himself penniless is plucked from disaster by a homeless history professor, who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Together they begin a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail.
General Note:
"Deluxe widescreen presentation."

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.

Special features: Interactive menus, English subtitles, scene selections, theatrical trailers, amamorphic widescreen.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780767811088
UPC:
043396706194
Format :
DVD

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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


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