Bless the Beasts and the Children tape appeared in The Fisher King

Bless the Beasts and the Children, the 1971 movie about a group of misfit boys who band together and run away from summer camp, makes a brief appearance in the 1991 movie The Fisher King in the form of a VHS tape.

The VHS tape shows up in a scene at the Video Spot video store when Robin Williams’ character Parry knocks over a shelf of tapes and starts picking up random tapes to show a woman he is trying to impress.

You can only see the side of the tape, but it’s still a cool piece of trivia about a movie that was already 20 years old when The Fisher King was in theaters.


Other movies that can be seen on display include: The Toy (1982), Head (1968), Cyclone (1978), Iphigenia (1977), Real Genius (1985), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Hot Stuff (1979), Hanky Panky (1982), The Jolson Story (1946), Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Funny Girl (1968), Funny Lady (1975), The Seven Little Foys (1955), My Demon Lover (1987), Happy New Year (1987), The Big Heat (1953), California Suite (1978), Salome (1953), Georgy Girl (1966), Tommy (1975), Jolson Sings Again (1949), Carmen (1984), 1776 (1972), A Song to Remember (1945), Affair in Trinidad (1952), Angels Over Broadway (1940), Road to Rio (1947), Loving You (1957), You’ll Never Get Rich (1941).

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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