The Fisher King Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for The Fisher King the Movie

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In derelict-infested Manhattan a down-and-out radio deejay meets a crazed vagabond (Williams) obsessed with medieval history and in search of the Holy Grail. At first the whimsical mix of Arthurian myth and modern urban hell seems amazingly wrongheaded. In retrospect it still does. But while this picture runs it weaves a spell that pulls you in, especially in its quiet moments. Your reaction to the silly ending depends entirely on how well you're bamboozled by a script that equates madness with enlightment and the homeless with holy fools. Filmed on the streets of New York, with many street people playing themselves.

Distribution

Critics' Choice Video & DVD, PO Box 749, Itasca, IL 60143, Toll-free: 800-993-6357, Email: vcatalog@ccvideo.com, URL: http://www.ccvideo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Sanity Check, Radio, Yuppie Nightmares, Monty Python, At the Video Store, Homeless, New York, New York, Lovable Loonies
Screenplay
Richard LaGravenese
Cast
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Jeter, Harry Shearer, John de Lancie, Kathy Najimy, David Hyde Pierce
Cinematography
Roger Pratt
Director
Terry Gilliam
Music
George Fenton
Other
Lesley Walker
Producer
Tri-Star Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1991: Support. Actress (Ruehl); Golden Globes 1992: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Williams), Support. Actress (Ruehl); L.A. Film Critics 1991: Actress (Ruehl).

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