History Film / TheFisherKing

5th Aug '16 6:00:25 PM BohemianBob43
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* DeadpanSnarker: Jack, mainly in response to Parry's delusions. Anne and the Transvestite are also quite sarcastic.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Jack, mainly in response to Parry's delusions. Anne and the Transvestite are also quite sarcastic.have their moments as well.
30th Jul '16 5:38:16 PM Bergamot
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Jack Lucas (Bridges), a cynical, arrogant shock jock talk radio host, becomes suicidally despondent after his insensitive on-air comments inadvertently prompt a depressed caller to commit multiple murders at a popular Manhattan bar. Three years later, while heavily intoxicated and depressed, he attempts suicide. Before he can do so, he is mistaken for a homeless person and is attacked and nearly set on fire by ruffians. He is rescued by Parry (Williams), a deluded homeless man who is on a mission to find the HolyGrail, and tries to convince Jack to help him. Jack is initially reluctant, but comes to feel responsible for Parry when he learns that the man's condition is a result of witnessing his wife's horrific murder at the hands of Jack's psychotic caller. Parry is also continually haunted by a hallucinatory Red Knight, who terrifies him whenever he shows any confidence.

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Jack Lucas (Bridges), a cynical, arrogant shock jock shock-jock talk radio host, becomes suicidally despondent after lives a selfish, high-profile life until his insensitive on-air comments inadvertently prompt a depressed and ill-timed advice spurs an unstable caller to commit multiple murders a mass shooting at a popular crowded Manhattan bar. restaurant. The incident costs Jack his career, and his guilt sends him into a deepening spiral of bitterness. Three years later, while Jack runs a video-rental store with his long-suffering girlfriend Anne. While heavily intoxicated and depressed, he attempts suicide. Before he can do so, he is mistaken for a homeless person and is attacked and nearly set on fire by ruffians. He is rescued by Parry (Williams), a deluded homeless man who is on a mission to find the HolyGrail, and tries to convince HolyGrail. Jack learns, to help him. Jack is initially reluctant, but comes to feel responsible for Parry when he learns his horror, that the man's condition is a result of witnessing his wife's horrific murder at the hands of Jack's psychotic caller. Parry is also continually haunted a former English professor DrivenToMadness by the death of his wife, who was murdered in the mass shooting Jack unwittingly caused. Parry is pursued by a hallucinatory Red Knight, who terrifies him a terrifying figure that seems to appear whenever he shows any confidence.
comes too close to remembering his former life.

At first Jack believes that Parry has come into his life to punish him for his sins, but gradually he begins to hope that by helping Parry, he himself might be forgiven. With Anne's help, Jack attempts to rescue Parry by giving him a job and even helping him meet the mousy young woman whom Parry has deemed his ''princess lointaine''. But Parry insists that the only thing that he wants of Jack is help in his quest to find the Grail. Desperate for peace, Jack allows himself to be roped into the mad quest in the hopes that it will bring him the healing he seeks.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jack may be arrogant and dismissive of homeless people, but he really does care about Parry and is devoted to helping him.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jack may be arrogant and dismissive of homeless people, but he really does begins as a cynical self-aggrandizing shock-jock who doesn't care about who he hurts. Even his motivation to help Parry and begins as a selfish urge to assuage his own guilt, which is devoted destroying him (he even says as much: "I thought that if I could help him...things would change for me."). His friendship with Parry teaches him to helping him.be generous to others without expecting rewards.



* KingOfTheHomeless: Parry seems to lead his own small band of homeless people.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Parry goes au naturale in Central Park. At the end of the movie, he's gotten Jack to do the same.
* NiceGuy: Parry is a cheery, optimistic, friendly man, but of course, very troubled. As Jack puts it: "You are a psychotic man. A very ''nice'' psychotic man".

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Parry goes au naturale ''au naturale'' in Central Park. At the end of the movie, he's gotten Jack to do the same.
* NiceGuy: Parry is a cheery, optimistic, friendly man, but of course, very troubled. As Jack puts it: "You are a psychotic man. A very ''nice'' psychotic man".man..."



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:Jack is stealing the 'Holy Grail' for Parry, he realizes its owner has had a drug overdose and will die if he doesn't get help. Jack could just leave the way he came and no one would ever know he was there. He chooses to set off the alarm so help can arrive, saving the man's life even though no one will ever know it was him.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:Jack is stealing [[spoiler:After Jack has broken into the Carmichael castle to steal the 'Holy Grail' for Parry, he realizes its owner has had Jack discovers Langdon Carmichael himself unconscious and dying of a drug overdose and will die if he doesn't get help. overdose. Jack could just leave considers leaving the way he came man to die and no one would ever know he was there. He chooses escaping unimpeded with his prize. Instead--at considerable risk to set off himself, and with the knowledge that he can never take credit for the good deed--he deliberately triggers the burglar alarm so help can arrive, saving and summons the police to save the man's life even though no one will ever know it was him.life.]]
6th May '16 4:44:16 PM BohemianBob43
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* PrecisionFStrike[=/=]OhCrap:
-->'''Jack:''' ''(after hearing about the mass murder by the fan he told to go kill yuppies)'' ... '''''Fuck'''''...
6th May '16 4:43:54 PM BohemianBob43
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* OhCrap[=/=]PrecisionFStrike:
-->'''Jack:''' ''(after hearing about the mass murder by the fan he told to go kill yuppies)'' ... '''''Fuck'''''...
6th May '16 4:42:52 PM BohemianBob43
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* PrecisionFStrike:

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* PrecisionFStrike:PrecisionFStrike[=/=]OhCrap:
6th May '16 6:42:54 AM BohemianBob43
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther[=/=]KissKissSlap: Jack and Anne often bicker and their relationship seems to be more sexual than anything. But there are moments that show that both do really love each other. Anne herself actually wants Jack to tell her he loves her, and it isn't until the very end that Jack finally says this to her. The result: a slap across the face immediately followed by a passionate kiss.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther[=/=]KissKissSlap: Jack and Anne often bicker and their relationship seems to be more sexual than anything. But there are moments that show that both do really love each other. Anne herself actually wants Jack to tell her he loves her, and it isn't until the very end that Jack he finally says this to her. The result: a slap across the face immediately followed by a passionate kiss.
6th May '16 6:40:59 AM BohemianBob43
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Jack and Anne often bicker and their relationship seems to be more sexual than anything. But there are moments that show that Jack does really love her, and it isn't until the very end that Jack finally says this to her. The result: a slap across the face immediately followed by a passionate kiss.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther[=/=]KissKissSlap: Jack and Anne often bicker and their relationship seems to be more sexual than anything. But there are moments that show that Jack does both do really love each other. Anne herself actually wants Jack to tell her he loves her, and it isn't until the very end that Jack finally says this to her. The result: a slap across the face immediately followed by a passionate kiss.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Parry sometimes misunderstands what Jack is trying to say or do, such as the bargaining example above. Another is when Jack is ranting to him in the park.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Parry sometimes misunderstands tends to misunderstand what Jack is trying to say or do, such as the bargaining example above.above, or when he interprets Jack's attempt to convince him to abandon his insane plan to get the "grail" from a rich man's house as concern for his safety. Another is when Jack is ranting to him in the park.
4th May '16 2:01:19 PM AnotherGuy
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* SuspiciouslyApproposMusic: Jack's theme when he's riding high is "I've Got the Power" by Snap.

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* SuspiciouslyApproposMusic: SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Jack's theme when he's riding high is "I've Got the Power" by Snap.
4th May '16 2:00:38 PM AnotherGuy
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* SuspiciouslyApproposMusic: Jack's theme when he's riding high is "I've Got the Power" by Snap.
16th Apr '16 3:59:40 PM BohemianBob43
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Jack and Anne often bicker and their relationship seems to be more sexual than anything. But there are moments that show that Jack does really love her, and it isn't until the very end that Jack finally says this to her. The result: a slap across the face and a passionate kiss immediately after.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Jack and Anne often bicker and their relationship seems to be more sexual than anything. But there are moments that show that Jack does really love her, and it isn't until the very end that Jack finally says this to her. The result: a slap across the face and immediately followed by a passionate kiss immediately after.kiss.
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