Catch-22 Poster

Release Date: December 12th, 1996

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2001

R|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
This scathing war satire follows Capt. John Yossarian (Alan Arkin), a pilot stationed in the Mediterranean who flies bombing missions during World War II. Attempting to cope with the madness of armed conflict, Yossarian struggles to find a way out of his wartime reality. Surrounded by eccentric military officers, such as the opportunistic 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder (Jon Voight), Yossarian must resort to extreme measures to escape his dire and increasingly absurd situation.

Cast: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Doctor, 1940s, Witty, Amusing, Soldier


Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)