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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.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writers:

Patch Adams (book) (as Hunter Doherty Adams), Maureen Mylander (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Patch Adams
Daniel London ... Truman
Monica Potter ... Carin
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Mitch
Bob Gunton ... Dean Walcott
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Eaton
Irma P. Hall ... Joletta
Frances Lee McCain ... Judy
Harve Presnell ... Dean Anderson
Daniella Kuhn ... Adelane
Peter Coyote ... Bill Davis
James Greene James Greene ... Bile
Michael Jeter ... Rudy
Harold Gould ... Arthur Mendelson
Bruce Bohne ... Trevor Beene
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Storyline

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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Based On A True Story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Phillip Seymour Hoffman appeared with Jeff Bridges in The Big Lewbowski (1998), Robin Williams would appear with Jeff Bridges in The Fisher King (1991) See more »

Goofs

When Carin and Patch are walking together discussing his time spent in the psychological institute we can hear them talking but the actors mouths are clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

Dean Walcott: Our job is to rigorously and ruthlessly train the humanity out of you and make you into something better. We're gonna make doctors out of you.
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Crazy Credits

The Blue Wolf Productions logo after the end credits features a wolf looking to its left. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Skies
Written by Irving Berlin
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Very wonderful film!!
14 September 1999 | by Lindy-24See all my reviews

My husband and I loved this film. We laughed, cried and felt warm and fuzzy all over! Very well made film. Robin, as always did a great job with his part. His co-actor/actress were very good too. The movie made us a part of what was going on. I want a doctor just like Patch. To bad there aren't more doctors like that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patch Adams See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,262,280, 27 December 1998

Gross USA:

$135,026,902

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,292,902
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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