The Fisher King [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

The Fisher King [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Robin Williams
Robin Williams
, Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
, Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
, Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
Terry Gilliam
The Fisher King [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

The Fisher King [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Robin Williams
Robin Williams
, Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
, Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
, Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
Terry Gilliam

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2015
UPC: 0715515148917
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 1,536

Special Features

Audio Commentary featuring Gilliam; New interviews with Gilliam, Producer Lynda Obst, Screenwriter Richard LaGravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl; New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film's Red Knight; Interview from 2006 with actor Robin Williams ; New video essay featuring Bridge's on-set photographs; Footage from 1991 of Bridges training as a radio personality with acting coach Stephen Bridgewater; Deleted scenes, with audio commentary by Gilliam; Costumes tests; Trailers ; Plus: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Parry
Jeff Bridges Jack Lucas
Mercedes Ruehl Anne Napolitano
Amanda Plummer Lydia
Michael Jeter Homeless Cabaret Singer
Chris Howell Red Knight
Al Fann Superindendent
Kathy Najimy Crazed Video Customer
Lisa Blades Parry's Wife
Adam Bryant Radio Engineer
Paul Lombardi Radio Engineer,Radio engineer,Radio Engineer
Ted Ross Limo Bum
Lara Harris Sondra
Warren Olney TV Anchorman
Frazer Smith News Reporter
Harry Shearer Sitcom Actor Ben Starr
Melinda Culea Sitcom Wife
James Remini Bum at Hotel
Mark Bowden Doorman
John Ottavino Father at Hotel
Brian Michaels Little Boy
Jayce Bartok First Punk
Dan Futterman Second Punk
Bradley Gregg Hippie Bum
William Jay Marshall Jamaican Bum
William Preston John the Bum
Stephen Bridgewater Porno Customer
Richard LaGravenese Strait Jacket Yuppie
Anita Dangler Bag Lady
Johnny Paganelli Pizza Boy
Diane Robin Receptionist
John Benjamin Red Motorcyclist
Christian Clemenson Edwin
Carlos Carrasco Doctor
Joe Jamrog Guard
John de Lancie TV Executive
Lou Hancock Nurse
Caroline Cromelin Radio Show Call-In,Voices
Kathleen Bridget Kelly Radio Show Call-In,Voices
Patrick Fraley Radio Show Call-In
Mel Bourne Carmichael
Tom Waits Homeless Vietnam Vet in Wheelchair
David Hyde Pierce Lou Rosen
Jack Mulcahy Actor
Kevin Fennessy Actor
Ruben Dario Cruz II Actor
Howard Feuer Actor
John Heffernan Stockbroker Bum
Mark Bringleson Drooler
George Fenton Composer

Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director
Debra Hill Producer
Lynda Obst Producer
Howard Feuer Casting
Chris Howell Stunts
Dennis Dion Special Effects
Robert McCarthy Special Effects
Richard LaGravenese Screenwriter
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