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Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  25 December 1998 (USA)
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In the 1970s, a medical student 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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hospital | doctor | humor | student | 1970s | See All (73) »

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

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$50,000,000 (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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Patch Adams is shown as being one of the highest testing students in the school, yet he is never seen studying, even when he is at the study table with his colleagues. See more »

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

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Hunter Patch Adams: We need to start treating the patient as well as the disease.
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Arranged and adapted by Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar
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About as Funny as an Ugly, Hairy, Flat Ass
22 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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!"

*Intentional error **Intentional error ***Intentional error

Explanation for the intentional mistakes: Idiots make these same mistakes so many times that I have come to the conclusion that they should be intentional. Therefore I'm jumping on the bandwagon.


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