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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patch Adams
... Truman
... Carin
... Mitch
... Dean Walcott
... Dr. Eaton
... Joletta
... Judy
... Dean Anderson
... Adelane
... Bill Davis
... Bile
... Rudy
... Arthur Mendelson
... Trevor Beene
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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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Laughter is contagious. See more »


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,262,280, 27 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$135,026,902

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,292,902
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mitch Roman: This isn't a game to me! This isn't play time! This is serious business!
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Blue Skies
Written by Irving Berlin
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Laughter Is The Best Medicine.
15 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Patch Adams is the remarkable true story about a man determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. The medical community though do not like his methods of healing the sick patients, even though everyone else appreciates and enjoys what he does as he is the only one who can do so. Robin Williams stars as Patch 'Hunter' Adams and he does a brilliant job as always. He's an amazing actor and *really* funny too. Other good performances, come from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Monica Potter. Patch Adams is a must-see and I give the movie a 10/10.


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