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Director:
Writers:
Joseph Heller (novel)
Buck Henry (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The anti-war satire of epic proportions.
Plot:
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Don't buy or rent the VHS or Laser editions of this movie! See more (128 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Heller (novel)

Buck Henry (screenplay)

Produced by
John Calley .... producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
Clive Reed .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Casting by
Alan Shayne 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
Harold Michelson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
 
Costume Design by
Ernest Adler (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Adler .... hair styles supervisor
Del Armstrong .... makeup supervisor
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair department head (uncredited)
Gary Morris .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack Corrick .... production manager
Joe L. Cramer .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Cohan .... second assistant director
Ronald R. Grow .... second assistant director (as Ron Grow)
John Jordan .... second unit director
Andrew Marton .... second unit director
Alan McCabe .... second unit director
Edward Teets .... assistant director (as Edward A. Teets)
 
Art Department
Robert Schultz .... property master
Harold Michelson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Larry Jost .... sound recordist (as Lawrence O. Jost)
Elden Ruberg .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Dillon .... sound editor (uncredited)
Kitty Malone .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lee Vasque .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
Robin Browne .... optical effects cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard E. Butler .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Alex Sharp .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Tallman .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Ewens .... first assistant camera
Bud Gaunt .... key grip
Earl Gilbert .... gaffer
Alan McCabe .... camera operator
Nelson Tyler .... helicopter photographer
David Garfath .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ronald B. MacKenzie .... electrician (uncredited)
Harold E. Wellman .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jose Villaverde .... local casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernest Adler .... costume supervisor
Lambert Marks .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
Stu Linder .... editorial assistant
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fritz Reiner .... conductor: "Also Sprach Zarathustra"
June Edgerton .... music editor (uncredited)
John C. Hammell .... supervising music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Salvador Gutiérrez .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Baccio Bandini .... production coordinator: Rome
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Alexander Gerry .... technical advisor (as Major Alexander Gerry)
Geoffrey Horne .... dialogue coach
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor
Frank Tallman .... flying supervisor (as Frank G. Tallman)
James S. Appleby .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
John Bagley .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Wayne Berg .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Jack Evans Bivin .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Frank Blaha .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
'Junior' Burchinal .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Ray Burkhead .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Louis Odell Burton .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Wayne Burtt .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Richard Fisher .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Willis B. Fritts .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Hal Gray .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Barney Green .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Don Hackett .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Les Hall .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Dan Hill .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Marvin Jackson .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Danny Johnson .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
J. David Jones .... pilot: picture helicopter (uncredited)
Jenner Knight .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Steward Kunkee .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Paolo Lucidi .... production assistant (uncredited)
'Skip' Marsh .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Mike McDonald .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Edward Mitrani .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Thomas G. Mooney .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Don Ornbaum .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Frank L. Pine .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Charles Rector .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Wendell 'Bill' Reid .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Terry Rossi .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Jim Speers .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Len 'Stoney' Stonich .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Frank Tallman .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
David Viviano .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
David Voltz .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Forrest Watson .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Rick Wilson .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
122 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:SOA (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1984) | Finland:K-16 | Hungary:14 | Iceland:12 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (2003) (DVD) | Norway:16 (1971) | Portugal:(Banned) (1970-1974) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (certificate #22141) | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
In the scene where Yossarian (Alan Arkin) is prevented from following Luciana (Olimpia Carlisi) by a policeman directing traffic who gives him a "sorry about that gesture" after stopping him, the officer is played by Buck Henry, who both wrote the screenplay and played Lt. Col. Korn in the movie. In the director's commentary, Mike Nichols said the actor he had hired for the scene wasn't getting the gesture right so he asked Henry to put on the policeman's uniform and do it instead, which the director said he did "beautifully". After the scene cuts to the passing convoy and swings back to the policeman, he's being played by the original actor and not Buck. The director called this quick cameo by Henry "something that nobody knows".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the chaplain is stopped by Milo on his way to talk with Cathcart his jacket is covered in light colored dirt spots. They are gone when he arrives at the top of the stairs and starts talking to Orr.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Lt. Col. Korn, XO:[speaking to Yossarian] All you have to do is be our pal.
Colonel Cathcart:Say nice things about us.
Lt. Col. Korn, XO:Tell the folks at home what a good job we're doing. Take our offer Yossarian.
Colonel Cathcart:Either that or a court-martial for desertion.
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Soundtrack:
Una Furtiva LagrimaSee more »

FAQ

What does the "22" in the title refer to?
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145 out of 221 people found the following review useful.
Don't buy or rent the VHS or Laser editions of this movie!, 24 December 2004
Author: Brooklynne

CATCH-22 was filmed using a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 (an image almost two-and-a-half times wider than it is high). Every inch of the picture area was used by the cinematographer for important information. If you watch the horrible, cropped pan-and-scan version, which is all you can get on either VHS or Laser Disc, you are missing close to 40% of the intended picture area and a great deal of important stuff! I've seen this desecrated version and, be warned, you will not even understand the final flashback revelation because it is not even in the frame!! People who can't stand those "black bars" on the top and bottom of the screen are going to miss the entire point of this movie!! Rent or buy the DVD, which is widescreen and restores all this critical image area. Do not judge this film if you can't see it all. I have to wonder how many of the previous reviews here are based upon the unbelievably butchered VHS version.

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