After hearing a popular DJ rail against yuppies, a madman carries out a massacre in a popular New York bar. Dejected and remorseful, the DJ strikes up a friendship with Parry, a former professor who became unhinged and then homeless after witnessing his wife's violent death in the bar shooting. The DJ seeks redemption by helping Parry in his quest to recover an item that he believes is the Holy Grail and to win the heart of the woman he loves.Written by
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The Grand Central Station waltz sequence is an idea that came up to Terry Gilliam when they were about to shoot a small and scripted sequence on that location. Of this, Gilliam said: "The script had a scene in Grand Central Station where Jeff Bridges' character in kind of a mood and he hears this poor, black woman singing a beautiful song and he stops in the rush of his life and he asseses his situation. Well, that was fine, and we were in Grand Central Station reccing it and I looked down from this raised area and I said "Ah, wouldn't it be nice if in the middle of this rush hour - cause people were just running past each other - if, as they pass somebody, they glanced to their left or right, fell in love and started waltzing?" I thought, "What a sweet idea that would be". And that's the sequence that end up in the final movie. See more »
(at around 1 min) When Jack is talking to Parry in the basement, Pinocchio's head (on left) changes position 3 times each time the scene cuts back to Jack. See more »
I'm surprised some man just doesn't come in here and snatch you up all for themselves.
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When i first rented this movie out, it was like an enchantment, even on a 4 inch screen. It was a tape but still, i felt the magic in the movie its self. But the Fisher King is more than a movie, it is a story of redemption, madness, guilt, sanity, poverty and love. In the movie, all these things come together. Jeff Bridges was always a well respected Hollywood actor. In the Fisher King, he plays a role a lot more different than the star man. He plays a radio talk show host Jack Lucas, a wild, arrogant radio DJ who's advice causes a man to assassinate seven people in a restaurant. Jack Lucas did this unintentionally, but as a result to that, he is now down and out in poverty. When almost killed by thugs, a insane homeless man (Robin Williams), saves Jack, and in the end turns out to be the husband of one of the restaurant victims. Parry (Robin Williams) has lost his sanity because of that. Jack feels so muck guilt that he wishes to help Parry meet with Lydia Sinclair ( the girl that Parry likes, played by Amanda Plummer), and help him find the one thing Parry treasures, the Holy Grail. The performances are incredible. Particualary Mercedes Rhuel, Robin Williams, Amanda Plummer, andJeff Bridges, they stole the show. This should be in the library of the top five fantasy dramas in Hollywood.
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