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Patch Adams (1998)

The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

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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:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,262,280 (USA) (27 December 1998)

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$135,026,902 (USA)
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Trivia

Filmed partially at the University of North Carolina. Robin Williams did stand up comedy for some classes that were in session while filming. See more »

Goofs

Camera and boom equipment are visible (and in motion) in the door window as the gynecologists are approaching the door between the paper mache "legs" that Patch Adams prepared for their arrival. See more »

Quotes

Dean Walcott: ...you are not cut out to be a physician, and it is my responsibility...
Hunter Patch Adams: Responsibility? You have one responsibility: to be a dickhead. How hard can that be? All you have to do is make sure your head is a dick, and it's attached to your neck.
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American Patrol
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Yuri Zhivago he isn't
22 January 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Perhaps Williams finest effort to date. I laughed till my sides ached, and maybe even shed a tear or 2, but I won't admit to actually doing so. Liked that big shock the film produced a little over half way through - totally unexpected. If I had a problem at all with this picture, it would be that it is a tad pat, but I still thought it was excellent. Highly recommended.


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