• Publication date: March 14, 2013

The Fisher King

Arrogant, cynical disc-jockey, Jack Lucas, has his world turned upside down when Edwin, one of his listeners, walks into a popular Manhattan bar and unloads his gun killing many. After three years of depression, heavily intoxicated, Jack is about to commit suicide, yet is saved by a man called Parry. Parry believes that his and Jack’s fates are entwined, as he recounts to Jack the myth of the Fisher King …

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1991

MBC Max:

March 2, 2016 14:00 (KSA) ~ March 2, 2016 13:00 (CLT)

Arrogant, cynical disc-jockey, Jack Lucas (Jeff Daniels), has his world turned upside down when Edwin, one of his listeners, walks into a popular Manhattan bar and unloads his gun killing many. Bearing his depression no more after three years, heavily intoxicated, Jack is about to commit suicide, yet is attacked by a couple of thugs who think Jack a homeless man and want to set him on fire. Jack is saved by a man called Parry. Parry (Robin Williams) used to be Professor Henry Sagan, before Edwin covered his face with his wife’s brain, that fateful night three years ago. Their fates now entwined, ‘Parry’ recounts to Jack the myth of the Fisher King, Percival and the Red Knight, and most important of all- the quest to find the Holy Grail…

Starring:

  • Jeff Bridges
  • Robin Williams
  • Mercedes Ruehl
  • Amanda Plummer
  • Michael Jeter
  • Harry Shearer
  • David Hyde Pierce
  • Lara Harris
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Tom Waits

Directed by:  Terry Gilliam

Rating:  R for language and violence.