The Fisher King (1991)

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The Fisher King (1991)
  • Time: 137 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl

Storyline:

A madman carries out a massacre in a popular New York bar, after hearing the popular DJ Jack Lucas rail against Yuppies. Dejected by remorse, the DJ strikes up a friendship with Perry, former professor who became unhinged and then homeless after witnessing his wife’s violent death in the bar shooting. Jack seeks redemption by helping Perry in his quest to recover what he believes is The Holy Grail, from the private Library of a New York Socialite and to win the heart of Lydia, the girl Perry has fallen in love with.

One review

  • I have watched “The Fisher King” for the second time recently and felt like posting this comment. I truly believe that it is an amazing and inspiring movie. This brilliant and unforgettable motion picture teaches us so much about love, true friendship and about beauty in our so cruel world. I am really sure that this movie can change everybody.

    Speaking about the creators of the movie, one sentence would be enough to describe the genius of Terry Gilliam. After Brazil, Terry shows again that it is possible to connect fantasy with a high quality drama. The performance of Jeff Bridges in “The Fisher King” is phenomenal, probably his best performance ever. Robin Williams – I just can’t find words to describe his absolutely amazing performance in this piece of art.

    Summing up, this motion picture should be definitely watches by everyone, who didn’t have yet a chance of doing it. This masterpiece made by Terry Gilliam can give you so much, that it cannot be laid out in words.

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