Catch-22 (2019)
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Episode #1.1 

Young American flyers arrive in war and discover that the bureaucracy is more deadly than the enemy.


Grant Heslov


Luke Davies (developed by), David Michôd (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Abbott ... Yossarian
Kyle Chandler ... Colonel Cathcart
Daniel David Stewart ... Milo
Rafi Gavron ... Aarfy
Graham Patrick Martin ... Orr
Lewis Pullman ... Major Major
Austin Stowell ... Nately
Pico Alexander ... Clevinger
Jon Rudnitsky ... McWatt
Gerran Howell ... Kid Sampson
Hugh Laurie ... Major de Coverley
George Clooney ... Scheisskopf
Grant Heslov ... Doc Daneeka
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Lt. Colonel Korn
Julie Ann Emery ... Marion Scheisskopf


Young American flyers arrive in war and discover that the bureaucracy is more deadly than the enemy.

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Kyle Chandler plays Col. Cathcart, who was played by Martin Balsam in the 1970 film. Martin Balsam would become Clooney's father-in-law when he was married his daughter, actress Talia Balsam, from 1989 to 1992. See more »


The aircraft throughout the series are shown flying through 'flak' (anti-aircraft fire). The effective range of most flak at the time was about 30 yards (a sphere of 60 yards diameter), and even a burst around 200 yards away could cause significant damage. However, such explosions within a few feet and even in front and directly in the path of the planes appear to cause little or no damage. See more »


Featured in The Sara Cox Show: Episode #1.17 (2019) See more »

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Off to a Good Start
17 May 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

One of the best books of the Twentieth Century. Full of bite and venom and the absurdity of war. In this first of six episodes, we are introduced to the principle characters. Yossarian, of course, is the central figure in all this. He flies bombing missions and is ready to be finished, but he Army continues to up the ante (the number of missions). We meet the shysters, the doctor, and a host of others that will figure prominently in this epic. So far the most impressive things are the squadron flying through flack. A nose gunner is obliterated. There is the brass who have no respect for the real fighters, only playing at war and looking good. The old Mike Nichols movie pretty much made hamburger of the book. I'm hoping that this series captures things better.

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