Patch Adams [Blu-ray] [1998]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 31)

Special Features


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

Synopsis


Patch Adams
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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Patch Adams
  • Daniel London
    Daniel London - Trumen
  • Monica Potter
    Monica Potter - Carin
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Mitch
  • Bob Gunton
    Bob Gunton - Dean Walcott



Overall customer rating

4.5
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie for laughs.

    Posted
    Rogue1917

    It has been a while since I've seen this movie, but from what I remember it was a really good movie. I think something sad happens though, I just don't remember what. Being Robin Williams, however, I'm sure there is some stuff inappropriate for younger viewers in this film, so parents watch it first and you be the judge for your own kids. (I think personally I thought around 13 or so would be ok, but it has been several years since I've seen it, so I don't remember exactly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Patch has it all.

    Posted
    mrw811
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    This is a movie that will always be a grabber. Yes it's dated, and Robin Williams gives a terrific performance with a script that has dialogue that may be to "corny" for todays audience, but I say show them anyway; they may surprise you! I am so glad I bought this jewel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Movie

    Posted
    stray
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    This is a must see movie not just because of Robin Williams but because of the incredible true story. This movie stars a wonderful cast. I think all movies based on true stories are great so you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    :)

    Posted
    sXeNate

    This is one of Robin Williams finest. An incredibly amazing movie that is very well acted. Don't let the kev guy fool you. This movie is in no way a bore. Do yourself a favor and watch this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full of laughs

    Posted
    LADYDI
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    Bought this as a gift for a friend recovering from surgery. This movie is super funny and thought it would brighten her spirits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    PlayboyMixx
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    Really enjoy watching this movie. Robin Williams' performance is great. The video and audio quality of the blu ray is a step up from the DVD release. Great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price

    Posted
    IronManinCT
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    This movie is finally on blu-ray and selling at a great low price. You probably will have to purchase this at BestBuy.com since I haven't seen it in stores.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie - Great DVD Price

    Posted
    MikeOakForest
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    Just one of the many Robin Williams movies that I wanted to have in my movie collection, Got it at a great price and was delivered in no time at all. Thanks Best Buy !!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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