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Based on the true story of a compassionate but outrageous med student who risks his career by defying the medical profession with his unwavering belief that laughter is the best medicine. Contains: feature commentary with director tom shadyac, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage and more.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 203389180
UPC 025192127823
UPC 14 00025192127823
Format DVD
Release Date 6/24/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen/Standard  2.35:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Allegra Clegg, et. al. - Producer
Marc Shaiman - Original Music By
Maureen Mylander - Based On Novel By
Michael Jeter - Actor
Monica Potter - Actor
Patch Adams - Based On Novel By
Phedon Papamichael - Cinematographer
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Actor
Robin Williams - Actor
Steve Oedkerk - Screenplay
Tom Shadyac - Director
Nominee (1999) Academy Award, Marc Shaiman, Best Music, Original Music or Comedy Score,Golden Globe, Mike Farrell, et. al., Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical ,Golden Globe, Robin Williams, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Review Patch Adams is a comedy, but more appropriately it would be classified as an inspirational film. And the hallmark of the inspirational film is that climactic scene at the end where the inspirational character takes a stand and is met by stiff consequences, but ultimately we realize that he made a difference.
Reviewer Bradley Null
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Patch Adams made me want to spray the screen with Lysol. This movie is shameless. It's not merely a tearjerker. It extracts tears individually by liposuction, without anesthesia. It is allegedly based on the life of a real man named Patch Adams, who I have seen on television, where he looks like Salvador Dali's seedy kid brother. If all of these things really happened to him, they should have abandoned Robin Williams and brought in Jerry Lewis for the telethon.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, No Longer Produced
Gene Shallit, Today Brilliant!
Matthew Leary, Radio Free Entertainment Humor abounds in this relatively simple, straightforward movie with a character audiences feel for.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle Williams has an amazing knack for breathing new life into his persona, and Patch Adams is a fine showcase for his talent.
Philip Muntch, Guideline A sure-fire crowd-pleaser!
Screen It! engaging, funny and touching story.
Susan Stark, Detroit News A movie of depth and delight!
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