The film The Fisher King, is about two men whose lives have crossed paths due to unforeseen circumstances. Jack Lucas, a radio talk show host, is first portrayed in the movie as a narcissistic, cynical, and arrogant man who inadvertently prompts a depressed caller, Edwin, to commit murder by stating “it must be stopped, it’s us or them.” (Gillmian, 1991). Jack also explains to Edwin that the people who go to Babbitt’s Bar are “not human” and that the patrons are “evil”. (Gillmian, 1991) After the conversation on the air, Edwin goes into the nightclub and opens fire on the “yuppie inbreeds” (Gillmian, 1991) as Jack also called the club goers. Edwin ends the rampage by taking the shotgun and ending his own life with a shot to the head. Three years later, Jack is now a depressed man who is an alcoholic and suicidal. Before Jack is able to commit suicide, two boys mistake Jack as a homeless man. The neighborhood delinquents attack Jack with a bat and try to set him on fire. Parry, comes to the rescue and stops the thugs from setting Jack on fire. After the attack Parry takes Jack to his home, a boiler room, and waits for Jack to wake up. When Jack wakes up from his drunken night he is instantly frightened by who and what he sees. Jack does everything he can to leave as quickly as he can. Jack returns the next day to find out who Parry really is and why is Parry living in the boiler room.
Parry, is a homeless man who has a tragic past. Before Parry ever met Jack, Jack changes Parry’s life without even knowing. In the past, Parry’s real name was Harry and he was a medieval professor at Hunter college. On the night of the shooting, Harry’s wife was shot in the back of the head right in front of Harry. The shooting changed...
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... the Holy Grail and be its protector. Throughout the movie, Parry has flashback to the night his wife was killed. When Jack is discovering what is going on with Parry, a gentleman explains to Jack about Parry’s catatonic state and being in a mental hospital. We see Parry go back into the catatonic state again after the date with Lydia and the Red Knight is there causing Parry to much pain. When Parry wakes up from his catatonic states, he asks Jack if it is ok to miss her now? One can believe that Parry is moving on from his love for his wife to his new love Lydia and is now able to deal with the pain. Parry brings the attention of the healthcare professional when he is having hallucination in the middle of the street and is unable to stop the vision. Throughout the movie Parry is told that he is crazy, nuts, psychotic, delusional, depressed and weird to name a few.
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