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The Fisher King


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Fantasy drama starring
Robin Williams
Jeff Bridges
Amanda Plummer
Mercedes Ruehl
Jack Lucas is a successful but abusive radio phone-in host. A typically reckless remark over the airwaves triggers a random massacre at a fashionable
Manhattan bar and his career goes into an alcoholic decline. But a chance encounterwith a mystical vagrant seems to offer him a chance for redemption.
Director Terry Gilliam (1991. 15)
♦ See Films: pages 44―49 ****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Amanda Plummer
Unknown: Mercedes Ruehl
Unknown: Jack Lucas
Director: Terry Gilliam
Parry: Robin Williams
Jack Lucas: Jeff Bridges
Lydia: Amanda Plummer
Anne Napolitano: Mercedes Ruehl
Homeless cabaret singer: Michael Jeter
Radio engineers: Adam Bryant
Radio engineers: Paul Lombardi
Lou Rosen: David Pierce
Limo bum: Ted Ross
Sondra: Lara Harris
TV anchorman: Warren Olney
News reporter: Frazer Smith
Crazed video customer: Kathy Najimy

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