Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 84. The Fisher King (1991)
84. The Fisher King [DVD] (1991)
Plot: Parry (Robin Williams), a homeless history professor lives in a fantasy world full of castles, red armored knights and fair maidens.
Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) is a popular New York radio DJ whose arrogance triggers a tragedy that destroys his career.
Poor and seemingly without a future, Jacks salvation comes from an extremely unlikely person, Parry who is on a quest to steal the Holy Grail.
Length: 137 min
Budget: $24,000,000 (estimated)
Gross Revenue: $41,895,491 (USA)
A Modern Day Tale About The Search For Love, Sanity, Ethel Merman And The Holy Grail. (tagline)
He was really disappointed after seeing it. I found that hilarious!
For all of you not as gullible, I can tell you this is a wonderful, magnificent story about redemption and forgiveness that sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance. I actually stole that last line from someone on the Internet, but hey, it’s how I feel too…
Nerdiest Movie Trivia: The front window of the video store features a poster for director Terry Gilliam’s previous film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. A poster for Brazil (also directed by Gilliam) appears on the wall in the first video store scene.
Even though I’m a huge Monty Python lover I actually never really liked the Terry Gilliam animations. I do however love his movies and this is the first of them to make it into my Top 100 greatest Movies List. He has such a suggestive, crazy look on life and when you enter into his movies, you get a taste of what must go on inside his head.
Mostly because his character isn’t exactly lovable through most of the movie and she really makes me believe she is.
And the always enjoyable Michael Jeter has a couple of scene-stealers as a homeless cabaret singer.
I win: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mercedes Ruehl)
4 Nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robin Williams), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Mel Bourne, Cindy Carr), Best Music, Original Score (George Fenton), Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Richard LaGravenese).
PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 85. Man On The Moon (1999)