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A medical student in the 70's treats patients, illegally, using humor.

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Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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25 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£786,778 (UK) (12 March 1999)

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$135,014,968 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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The poem that Patch reads to Corinne is an English translation of "Sonnet XVII" by Pablo Neruda. See more »

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At the Gesundheit Institute, one of the patients is watching the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup (1933). But the audio track doesn't match the portion of the film shown on the television screen. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Roman: I don't like you!
Hunter Patch Adams: Why don't you like me? You're a prick and I like you.
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Carry On
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Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
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Drama that tried to be funny?

I think that the critics missed an important aspect of this movie, as did many viewers who have commented before me. Too many have claimed that this movie was a drama full of comedy, or a drama that was trying to be funny. Whether the critics think it achieved that goal or not, they missed an important point. The point is that Drama and Comedy are not two seperate things to be combined. A movie shouldn't have to combine the two. The two things are already combined. This movie attempted to show that there is comedy and laughter inherent in the drama of our everyday life. If we can find it, it can help us through the drama. This is the reason we cry when we are happy and we cry when we are sad. All emotions are part of something bigger and they are more similar than we think. I think that's part of what Patch Adams is trying to say.


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