In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Hannah Taylor Gordon,
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
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During filming, Robin Williams and the rest of the cast and crew worked closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill the fantasies of several children who were at the time undergoing cancer treatment. The children appeared with Williams in scenes at the pediatric ward. See more »
At the Gesundheit Institute, one of the patients is watching the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup. But the audio track doesn't match the portion of the film shown on the television screen. See more »
Hunter Patch Adams:
I wanted to become a doctor so I could serve others. And because of that, I've lost everything. But I've also gained everything.
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The awful night my brother's girlfriend at the time suggested we go see this movie she said Robin Williams was the lead and that it was based on a true story. I wished I had better sense then* too** trust her judgment. Mr Williams wasn't a favourite of mine but I had seen Mrs Doubtfire and liked it.
I felt just like the dean Walcott throughout the whole ordeal. Clowns have a function in society, there*** job is to entertain children. Hospital patients with serious illnesses deserve to be treated with austere dignity and a quiet environment. I was waiting for someone to shout "fire" so I could dart out of the theater and put all the nonsense behind me. The real Patch Adams should be a real jerk, I want his license to work in health care revoked. Instead we make a film costing millions of dollars about the clown.
At last we were on the streets and I wanted a big apology from the person who got me into this mess. With a deep, philosophical sigh, she observed, "Robin Williams has an ugly, flat ass!"