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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£786,778 (UK) (12 March 1999)

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$135,014,968 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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In 2014, costars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams passed away within six months of each other. See more »

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During the welcome scene at the school, the green folder on the desk/counter moves between shots. See more »

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Hunter Patch Adams: And if we bury you ass up, I have got a place to park my bike.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Let It Rain
Written by Eric Clapton & Bonnie Bramlett
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of PolyGram International Music B.V.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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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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