The Fisher King
Director: Terry Gilliam Run Time: 137 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1991
Starring: David Hyde Pierce, Harry Shearer, Mercedes Ruehl, Adam Bryant, Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams
Robin Williams stars in Terry Gilliam’s must-see comic masterpiece, THE FISHER KING.
For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see. – Robin Williams
Parry is a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Jack is New York’s #1 shock deejay, whose off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy which ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors…Parry. And so the amazing story of the Fisher King unfolds a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail, filled with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (The Serious Comedian).