Catch-22 (1970)
Front Cover Actor
Alan Arkin Captain John Yossarian, Bombadier
Martin Balsam Col. Cathcart, CO, 256th Squadron
Richard Benjamin Major Danby, Flight Operations Officer
Art Garfunkel Capt. Nately (as Arthur Garfunkel)
Jack Gilford Doctor 'Doc' Daneeka
Buck Henry Lt. Col. Korn, XO/Roman policeman
Bob Newhart Major Major Major Major
Anthony Perkins Captain Chaplain A.T. Tappman
Paula Prentiss Nurse Duckett
Martin Sheen 1st Lt. Dobbs
Arthur Garfunkel Nately
Jon Voight
Orson Welles
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; War
Director Mike Nichols
Producer John Calley; Martin Ransohoff
Writer Joseph Heller; Buck Henry
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 2 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Joseph Heller's novel was one of the seminal literary events of the 1960s, but Mike Nichols's film ultimately proved too literal in its attempt to bring Heller's fragmented fiction to the screen. Still, Nichols, who made this on the heels of The Graduate, seemed the ideal candidate to tackle this Buck Henry adaptation. The story deals with bomber pilot Yossarian (Alan Arkin), who has flown enough missions to get out of World War II but can't because the number of missions needed for discharge keeps getting raised. The satire and absurdity of Heller's book get lost in Nichols's effort to give screen time to the members of his all-star cast, which includes Orson Welles, Jon Voight, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Richard Benjamin, and Martin Sheen, among others. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
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Index 1319
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/27/04
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Fry's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen
UPC 097360692440
Release Date 5/22/01
Subtitles Arabic; Bulgarian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; English; English for the hearing impaired; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Icelandic; Italian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovenian; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby