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Robin Williams portrays Parry a former professor of medieval history who lives in a remarkable world of his own creation in order to insulate himself from a tragedy in his past He now sees a singular New York and has the charismatic ability to permit others to see the world as he does - full of castles terrifying Red Knights and damsels in distress Jeff Bridges portrays Jack Lucas a man who has always managed to look down at life from the top He is the menace of Manhattans airwaves the citys No 1 shock DJ but his off-handed arrogance triggers an incident which derails him from the fast track and sends him on a sheer decline through the looking glass into a whole other world he had never imagined Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by Parry Parry just as Don Quixote believes that his leisure readings are true which makes him delusional Because of these delusions his books were taken away from him to prevent him from going crazy the same way Don Quixotes books were burnt and the wall was built to attempt to have him forget about the room where his books were Parrys squire Jack tries to help him since he feels responsible for pushing an emotionally unstable man over the edge causing him to kill himself and seven others including the Parrys wife Jack goes on adventures with Parry and tries to convince him that what he is seeing is not real just the same way Pancho Sanza tells Don Quixote that what he thinks is not true Shy and inhibited by notions of chivalry Parry dares not approach Lydia until Jack takes it upon himself to bring the two together By helping Parry win the heart of the lonely woman he secretly loves Jack hopes to redeem himself and erase the scar from his own soul With a vision unique to Parry Lydia is his perfect maiden just
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