YMMV / The Fisher King

  • Crazy Awesome: Parry.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Parry fighting off the sadistic teens is both hilarious and awesome.
    Parry: Oh look, it's showtime! You know boys, there's three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer. Oh, and one more thing! Never take your eye off the ball! {Whack!}
  • Ear Worm: "I like New York in June, how about you?"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Dan Futterman appears as one of the teen punks who antagonizes Parry and Jack, eventually beating up Parry so badly that he gets put into a coma. Just a few years later, he would go on to play the loving son of Robin Williams' character in The Birdcage.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The two teen thugs that try to light Jack on fire just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They later beat the hell out of Parry for the same reason and put him in the hospital.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Red Knight. The fact it's a hallucination does nothing to take away from how terrifying it is. The film does a good job of showing just how terrifying the thing is through Parry's eyes. Especially at the end when it chases Parry through the city overlapped with Parry's memories of his wife being murdered right in front of him.
    • His flashbacks to his wife's murder are also horrifying. Particularly the fact that when she was shot her blood and brains splattered in his face. Is it any wonder the poor guy went insane after that?
    • Him screaming "Please, let me have this" just makes it worse.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Jeter's big scene steals the entire film.
  • Retroactive Recognition: David Hyde Pierce has a minor role as Jack's assistant.
  • The Woobie: Parry.