The Fisher King

The Fisher King

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Mad, Terry Gilliam's comedy fantasy starring Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams. After one of his listeners opens fire on a bar, shock-DJ Jack (Bridges) is demoted to a life working in a record store, when he is taken by thugs and rescued by a homeless hero (Williams). As a return for the favour, Parry enlists Jack's help to retreivine the Holy Grail and woe the object of his desire.

1991Rating: M138 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Terry Gilliam ('The Holy Grail', 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', 'Brazil', 'Twelve Monkeys', 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus')
Writer:
Richard LaGravenese
Cast:
Robin WilliamsJeff BridgesDavid Hyde PierceMercedes RuehlAmanda PlummerTed RossLara Harris

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The Fisher King | Awards

Award Winner
Best Supporting Actress (Ruehl), Academy Awards 1992. Audience Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 1991. Winner of the Silver Lion at Venice Film Festival 1991.

The Fisher King | Reviews

84%62 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.

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Time Out

Time Out

Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

For every wild ride through Manhattan by an imaginary Red Knight trailing billows of flame, there is a small, comic encounter in a more down-to-earth mode.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Although there are moments when the mixture of comedy, fantasy and drama don't come off, this is still an original, touching movie that is well worth the price of a ticket.

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The Fisher King | Release Details

The Fisher King is now playing in 1 cinema in Australia. The Fisher King is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.