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Patch Adams|Robin Williams
Patch Adams
Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Overview

Tom Shadyac's (ACE VENTURA) film tells the true story of Hunter "Patch" Adams (Robin Williams), an aspiring doctor in the 1970's who attempted to treat his patients with a medicine that modern science had totally disregarded: humor. After a stint in a mental hospital where he discovers his need to help others, a young Patch enters medical school. There he develops his own methods of reaching patients as an antidote to the the pomposity he witnesses in his instructors and fellow students. While his patients and fellow staff members appreciate his approach, the powers-that-be frown upon his "unschooled" methods and attempt to prevent him from practicing. Philip Seymour Hoffman (MAGNOLIA) and Monica Potter (ALONG CAME A SPIDER) co-star in this crowd pleaser based on a book by Adams.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Tom Shadyac - Director
Robin Williams
Daniel London
Monica Potter
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Bob Gunton
Josef Sommer
Irma P. Hall
Frances Lee McCain
Harve Presnell
Daniella Kuhn

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Collector's Edition)
  • Run Time: 115
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192054624
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some strong language and crude humo)
  • Release Date: June 1999

Reviews:
"...[Williams] brings a magic and charm to this character that no one else could....PATCH ADAMS succeeds in putting a twinkle in your eye..." - 02/01/1999 Box Office, p.60