Patch Adams

Patch Adams

Robin Williams
Director: Tom Shadyac Cast: Robin Williams
Robin Williams
, Daniel London
Daniel London
, Monica Potter
Monica Potter
Tom Shadyac

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2016
UPC: 0025192351907
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 14,614

Special Features

Deleted Scenes Outtakes The Medicinal Value of Laughter: The Making of Patch Adams Storyboards Feature Commentary with Director Tom Shadyac

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Patch Adams
Daniel London Trumen
Monica Potter Carin
Philip Seymour Hoffman Mitch
Bob Gunton Dean Walcott
Josef Sommer Dr. Eaton
Irma P. Hall Joletta
Frances Lee McCain Judy
Harve Presnell Dean Anderson
Daniella Kuhn Adelane
Jake Bowen Bryan
Peter Coyote Bill Davis
James Greene Bile
Michael Jeter Rudy
Harold Gould Arthur Mendelson
Richard Kiley Dr. Titan
Ryan Hurst Neil

Technical Credits
Tom Shadyac Director,Executive Producer
David M. Blitstein Special Effects Supervisor
Allegra Clegg Associate Producer
Alan B. Curtiss Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
Linda de Scenna Production Designer
Mike Farrell Producer
Barry Kemp Producer
Marvin Minoff Producer
Devorah Moos-Hanklin Co-producer
Jim Nedza Art Director
Charles James Newirth Producer
Steve Oedekerk Co-producer,Screenwriter
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
Judy Ruskin-Howell Costumes/Costume Designer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Nelson Stoll Sound/Sound Designer
Marsha Garces Williams Executive Producer
Don Zimmerman Editor

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