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Jeff Bridges. Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl. A despondent DJ is saved from death-and lifted out of depression-by a vagrant who's obsessed with finding the Holy Grail in Manhattan. Directed by Terry Gilliam. 1991/color/137 min/R/widescreen.
Arthurian mythology and modern day decay seem perfect complements to each other in this Terry Gilliam drama/comedy/fantasy. Shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) makes an off-handed radio remark that causes a man to go on a killing spree, leaving Lucas unhinged with guilt. Lucas's later, chance meeting with Parry (Robin Williams), a homeless man suffering from dementia, gets him involved in the unlikely quest for the Holy Grail. The rickety, and patently unrealistic stand that insanity is just a wonderful place to be, and that the homeless are all errant knights, wears awfully thin, but there are numerous moments of sad grace and violent beauty in this film. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese launched his successful career and his smart wordplay helped garner Mercedes Ruehl an Oscar as Lucas's girlfriend. --Keith Simanton
Jeff Bridges & Robin Williams are hysterical magnets in kind. The under-lying story is one of strong emotion & trauma; but with the supporting cast it pulls off a hilarity that... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Laura A.M. Wopp
Well, I liked Jeff Bridges' performance very much, but Robin Williams was a bit over the top, as usual. Nice movie though.Published 1 month ago by Grace
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|Fisher King - cut special effect?||
Yes, I recall this unforgettable brief effect and yet have never seen this film in the theater. It has to be in my first edition video version -- which I have not watched for awhile as I no longer have a VCR.
Nov 21, 2010 by Patricia Mckenney | See all 2 posts
|Why has there been no Special Edition DVD???||
I completely agree but would add blu ray to the mix. It's an amazing film and should be presented in its best possible way. I'll keep waiting - I don't buy these bare bones DVD's anymore.
Sep 8, 2014 by whitegumby | See all 4 posts