The Fisher King script
Synopsis: After shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) inadvertently provokes a caller into murdering a group of innocent people in a Manhattan bar, he grows depressed and turns to booze. As he's about to hit rock bottom, Lucas meets a homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), whose wife was killed by the caller Lucas pushed to the brink. Mentally scarred by his loss, Parry spends his days searching for the Holy Grail. Lucas, feeling culpable for the poor man's plight, pledges to help him in his quest.

JACK (V.O.)

What you mean he's not in - you

mean nobody's running the country!

You mean I could just walk in

there right now and take you up

for a COUP before lunch.

VARIOUS CREW MEMBERS (V.O.)

SURE! LET'S DO IT! LET'S CALL

FRANCE!

CUT TO:

INT. KITCHEN - 7:45 AM.

A WOMAN in a bathrobe fixes herself coffee as the radio plays.

JACK (V.O.)

Hi, this is Jack Lucas and we're

discussing PERSONAL PET PEEVES...

Go ahead, caller...

CALLER (V.O.)

O.K. Well, It's my husband. He

drives me crazy. I'll be talking

and he'll never let me finish a

sentence...He's always finishing

my...

JACK (V.O.)

(overlapping)

Finishing your thoughts...that's

awful.

CALLER (V.O.)

Oh, that "drives me...."

JACK (V.O.)

Drives you crazy, huh? The

scoundrel!

INT. KITCHEN - 9:15 AM.

A MAN reads the newspaper and sips coffee, as the radio plays.

CALLER (V.O.)

Hello Jack. It's Edwin.

JACK AND CREW (V.O.)

IT'S EDWIN!!!!

New Years Eve sound effects.

JACK (V.O.)

Edwin. We haven't heard from you

in a while. I've missed you.

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Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese (born October 30, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, best known as the writer of The Fisher King. more…

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