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NOTES ON THE FILM

Theatrical Release:

September 13, 1991 (Canada)

September 20, 1991 (USA)

Running Time: 138 minutes
Budget: $24,000,000
Domestic Gross: $41,895,491
Country: USA
Language: English
Colour: Technicolor
Sound Mix: Dolby
Certification: Argentina: 13, Canada: 14A, Chile: 14, Finland: K-12, France: U, Spain: 13, UK: 15, USA: R
Taglines: A modern day tale about the search for love, sanity, Ethel Merman and the Holy Grail.

A good, old-fashioned story of guilt, poverty, love, madness and free video club membership.

Plot Summary:

Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) is a pseudo Howard Stern; a cynical, egotistical radio DJ.  One listener follows Jack's advice literally--"They must be stopped!"--and guns down people in a high-end restaurant.  Jack falls into despair, and finds himself living above a video store owned by his blue-collar girlfriend Anne Napolitano (Mercedes Ruehl).  He is ready to throw himself in the river when Parry (Robin Williams) comes to his rescue.  Jack's search for redemption is interwoven with the tragedy of Parry's past.  He tries to help Parry by connecting him to Lyida Sinclair (Amanda Plummer), the shy girl of his dreams.  The elusive Holy Grail--protected within the walls of Langdon Carmichael's modern New York city castle--holds the key to both Jack and Parry's salvation.

 

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