Captain John Yossarian, a World War II bombardier, is stationed on the island of Pianosa. He is an individualist who seeks to protect his own life by fleeing to the hospital, since a "catch-22" in the Air Force regulations prevents him from being grounded for illness or obtaining a leave.
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Perhaps confusingly, the Channel Four (UK) version of the end titles references Filmways Inc amongst the other co-production companies. The 1970 Mike Nichols film version was produced by Filmways, and bank-rolled by Paramount Pictures, which is how by various legacy arrangements, some of the Rights for this Hulu streaming/traditional broadcast Television version ended up making it a co-production with Paramount Television in 2018-19. The rights to most other (non-feature) Filmways properties, were acquired by Orion Pictures and then in turn ultimately by MGM, which doesn't appear to have an interest in this series apart from their defunct Filmways label. See more
Referenced in Operation Buffalo