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.

SOUND EFFECTS - LOUD BATTLE NOISE...

...BUT SUDDENLY YOU REALIZE IT'S

MONDAY!

A WOMAN SCREAMS...the D.J., JACK, speaks in a rapid fire pace...

A HAND from O.C. tries to shut the alarm off in the dark.

...your hand races to shut off

the alarm before your mind wakes

up...

SCREAMS...THE HAND knocks over a water glass and grabs the clock

but can't find the OFF switch.

...But it's too late! If you

don't get out of bed now, you'll

never have enough time to blow

dry your hair THAT SPECIAL WAY...

You'll never make that nine

o'clock meeting that your PARTNER

WILL BE EARLY FOR... YOU'LL BE

LATE AND EVERYONE WILL NOTICE!

The HAND bangs the clock violently...

...Rumors will fly about you

losing your edge and before you

know it, you're selling yourself

on street corners to lonely

middle-aged men from the

Midwest... Headlines flash across

your mind - SLEEPER GUNS D.J.

THEN SELF - CLAIMED "I only wanted

two more minutes!"

SCREAMS...SILENCE...The D.J. (Jack) speaks in a normal voice.

...Hey, it's Monday morning, and

I'm Jack Lucas.

THE HAND rips the clock off the night table.

OPENING CREDITS BEGIN........

INT. KITCHEN - MORNING.

A MAN in a shower listening to the radio...

WOMAN (V.O.)

(upset)

...I don't have to talk to you.

JACK (V.O.)

Yes...Yes, you do because you see,

today, you're our -

PRE-RECORDED ECHOING V.O.

SPOTLIGHT CELEBRITY.

WOMAN (V.O.)

No, it's none of your business

- it's MY business - and I'm very

private about what is my business.

JACK (V.O.)

OH, PLEASE! You had sex with

the Prime Minister of Belize in

the parking lot of Sea World...

You're telling me you're a private

kind of person. No...You're our...

PRE-RECORDED ECHOING V.O.

SPOTLIGHT CELEBRITY....

WOMAN (V.O.)

Listen, I have been humiliated

enough already!

JACK (V.O.)

Perhaps not - We need those

details....

The Woman hangs up...

CREW (V.O.)

Oooooooo....

CUT TO:

INT. BATHROOM - MORNING.

A NAKED MAN shaves as he listens to the radio.

JACK (V.O.)

I'm peeved! I'm calling Belize!

(telephone sounds)

...I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE PRIME

MINISTER, PRONTO!

VOICE (V.O.)

Yes...Belize Central Office.

JACK (V.O.)

Yes...yes, hello...Hello, this

is Jack Lucas of the United States

and I want to speak to the Prime

Minister of Belize, PRONTO!...

VOICE ON PHONE (V.O.)

He's not in.

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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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