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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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$135,014,968 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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One of the film's producers, Mike Farrell, met the real Patch Adams when Adams served as an advisor to the TV series M*A*S*H (1972), in which Farrell played B.J. Hunnicutt, one of the Army doctors. See more »

Goofs

The level of the drink in Truman's glass changes between shots when he is talking to Patch. See more »

Quotes

Corinne Fisher: Lesbian, airhead, ballbuster, whichever one of these disgusts you the most, take your pick. Please spread the word: I'm not here to date. I'm not here to flirt. I'm here to study.
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Referenced in Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) See more »

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Members of Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (as Glen Miller Orchestra)
Courtesy of Michele Compact Disc
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A good movie, with a great performance by Robin Williams
22 February 2005 | by (someplace) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a movie with Robin Williams that I haven't liked. The man is a comic genius and a great actor as well. He uses both of those characteristics in this movie.

Patch Adams is the true story about a doctor who works really hard to entertain the patients. I think it is awesome that a guy like him really existed and tried to make everything fun. The movie follows him from medical school all the way up through the rest of his life. It follows his relationships with his friends and his workers.

This movie is good, but not as good as many other Robin Williams movies. It never gets boring though, and it always stays entertaining. I'd say this is for anyone who likes Robin Williams, or for anyone who wants to see a funny movie.


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