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PG-13| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
After struggling with depression in a mental hospital, Hunter "Patch" Adams (Robin Williams) decides he wants to become a doctor. He enrolls at Virginia Medical University but is disillusioned by the school's clinical perspective on patient care. With the aid of a wealthy friend, Adams opens his own medical clinic for those without insurance. He forms a deep bond with fellow medical student Carin Fisher (Monica Potter) before a tragedy causes Adams to re-evaluate his approach.

Cast: Robin Williams , Daniel London , Monica Potter , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Bob Gunton , Josef Sommer , Irma P. Hall , Frances Lee McCain

Director: Tom Shadyac

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Patch Adams (1998)

Release Date: December 25th, 1998|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • A perfect vehicle for Robin Williams. He again plays the compassionate, manic clown that has been his main character throughout his movie career. And audiences love his wild end runs. show more

  • Patch Adams is either a brilliantly sly, straight-faced parody of the standard Robin Williams tearjerker or the soggiest movie of the season. [24 December 1998, p. 29] show more

  • The movie starts with insights about the need for more humane values in health care, then buries them under an avalanche of frivolities, vulgarities, and clichés. show more

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