Patch Adams (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Robin Williams Patch Adams
Daniel London Trumen
Monica Potter Carin
Philip Seymour Hoffman Mitch
Bob Gunton Dean Walcott
Josef Sommer Dr. Eaton
Irma Hall Joletta
Frances Lee McCain Judy
Harve Presnell Dean Anderson
Daniella Kuhn Adelane
Irma P. Hall Joletta
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director Tom Shadyac
Producer Mike Farrell; Barry Kemp
Writer Patch Adams; Maureen Mylander
Studio Universal; Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 0 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The fact-based story of an unconventional physician who attempted to heal patients with laughter, based on his own book and mixing equal doses of scatological humor and pathos. Robin Williams stars as Hunter Adams, a troubled young man who commits himself to a mental institution in the late 1960s. His experiences there convince Adams to become a doctor, and he enrolls in medical school, where he is appalled at the cold, clinical professionalism that alienates patients from their caregivers. Determined to provide emotional and spiritual relief as well as medicine, Adams clowns around for his patients, getting to know them personally. Although his efforts seem to work wonders and the hospital nursing staff is grateful for the levity Adams provides, his methods alienate his uptight roommate Mitch ( Philip Seymour Hoffman ) as well as the staff and faculty of his school. Adams perseveres, however, even starting his own low-cost rural clinic called the Gesundheit Institute, and wooing a pretty fellow student, Carin ( Monica Potter ). Tragedy strikes, and Adams' career is put in jeopardy, forcing him to defend his style and philosophy before a board of jurists determined to bar him from practicing medicine. Patch Adams (1998) was produced by former M*A*S*H (1972-83) star Mike Farrell , who met the real-life Adams when the offbeat doctor served as an advisor to the actor's popular TV series. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
My Rating 6
Seen It Yes
Index 39
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 001
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Widescreen (16:9, Anamorphic)
UPC 025192054624
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.0
Dolby Digital 5.0 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.0 [French]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby Collector's Edition