Terry Gilliam

The Fisher King

The Fisher King

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.

Film Info

  • Terry Gilliam
  • United States
  • 1991
  • 138 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
  • Spine #764

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Gilliam
  • New interviews with Gilliam, producer Lynda Obst, screenwriter Richard La Gravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl
  • New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film’s Red Knight
  • Interview from 2006 with actor Robin Williams
  • New video essay featuring Bridges’s on-set photographs
  • Footage from 1991 of Bridges training as a radio personality with acting coach Stephen Bridgewater
  • Deleted scenes, with audio commentary by Gilliam
  • Costume tests
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

New cover by LA2

Purchase Options

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Gilliam
  • New interviews with Gilliam, producer Lynda Obst, screenwriter Richard La Gravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl
  • New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film’s Red Knight
  • Interview from 2006 with actor Robin Williams
  • New video essay featuring Bridges’s on-set photographs
  • Footage from 1991 of Bridges training as a radio personality with acting coach Stephen Bridgewater
  • Deleted scenes, with audio commentary by Gilliam
  • Costume tests
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

New cover by LA2

The Fisher King
Cast
Jeff Bridges
Jack
Mercedes Ruehl
Anne
Robin Williams
Parry
Amanda Plummer
Lydia
Michael Jeter
Homeless cabaret singer
David Pierce
Lou Rosen
Lara Harris
Sondra
Kathy Najimy
Crazed video customer
Harry Shearer
Sitcom actor Ben Starr
Melinda Culea
Sitcom wife
Chris Howell
Red Knight
William Jay Marshall
Jamaican bum
Tom Waits
Grand Central bum
Credits
Director
Terry Gilliam
Produced by
Debra Hill
Produced by
Lynda Obst
Written by
Richard LaGravenese
Music
George Fenton
Director of photography
Roger Pratt
Production designer
Mel Bourne
Editor
Lesley Walker
Costume designer
Beatrix Pasztor
Casting
Howard Feuer

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