The Fisher King

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A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles. Bridges plays a former radio shock jock reconstructing his life... read more
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A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles. Bridges plays a former radio shock jock reconstructing his life after a scandal, and Williams is a homeless man on a quest for the Holy Grail—which he believes to be hidden somewhere on the Upper East Side. Unknowingly linked by their pasts, the two men aid each other on a fanciful journey to discovering their own humanity. This singular American odyssey features a witty script by Richard LaGravenese, evocative cinematography by Roger Pratt, and superb supporting performances by Amanda Plummer and an Oscar-winning Mercedes Ruehl, all harnessed by Gilliam into a compassionate, funny modern-day myth.

Original Release

09/27/1991

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Cast

Jeff Bridges Jack
Robin Williams Parry
Mercedes Ruehl Anne
Amanda Plummer Lydia
Michael Jeter Homeless Cabaret Singer
Lara Harris Sondra
Kathy Najimy Crazed Video Customer
Paul Lombardi Radio Engineer
David Hyde Pierce Lou Rosen (as David Pierce)
John de Lancie TV Executive
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Terry Gilliam

Writers

Richard LaGravenese

Cast

Jeff Bridges Jack
Robin Williams Parry
Mercedes Ruehl Anne
Amanda Plummer Lydia
Michael Jeter Homeless Cabaret Singer
Lara Harris Sondra
Kathy Najimy Crazed Video Customer
Paul Lombardi Radio Engineer
David Hyde Pierce Lou Rosen (as David Pierce)
John de Lancie TV Executive
Lisa Blades Parry's Wife
Adam Bryant Radio Engineer
Ted Ross Limo Bum
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

Producers

Debra Hill Producer
Lynda Obst Producer
Tony Mark Producer
Stacey Sher Producer

Editors

Lesley Walker

1992 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1992 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1992 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1992 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
1992 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
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