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Patch Adams
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6.6 IMDB rating

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Patch Adams
Bob Gunton

Bob Gunton

Dean Walcott
Josef Sommer

Josef Sommer

Dr. Eaton
Irma P. Hall

Irma P. Hall

Joletta


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An average movie

3 years, 5 months ago at Aug 29 12:34
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Robin Williams , I thought I should give it a shot. Indeed, Robin Williams can be a funny actor and sometimes, he can be great in dramatic parts as well (Actually, I think he is even better in thrillers like ‘One Hour Photo’ or ‘Insomnia’ but never mind…). Unfortunately, quite often, he can be downright ... read more

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3 years, 1 month ago at Dec 13 23:59
We definitely need a few more doctors and nurses like Patch around the world. I absolutely adore this movie and it's cast. The message is sends to viewers sticks with them for a very long time. It just makes you wish there were more hospitals like this :]

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2 years, 1 month ago at Dec 19 17:15
Based on a true story, the movie Patch Adams is a remarkable movie touching almost all emotions defined. The movie is an adaptation from a book, an inspiring drama, comedy and a true story of a Virginia medical student, who breaks the shackles and stereotype in medical practice.

Robin Williams playing the role of Patch Adam rendered a classic performance. Punch line of his cause was t... read more
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Description: Patch Adams is an inspiring drama based on the book "Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter" by Hunter Doherty Adams with Maureen Mylander. It presents the true story of a Virginia medical student who breaks all the rules by daring to proclaim that the best medicine for patients is listening, love, compassion, laughter ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1998
UPC: 025192058622
Drama (31), Comedy (22), Medical (10), 1990s (8), Doctor (8), 1998 (8), Biography (8), (6), Mental Patient (5), Hospital (5), Medical School (5), Sad (5), Romance (4), Mental Institution (4), Nurse (4), Student (4), Compassion (4), Fur Elise (4), Tearjerker (3), Wheelchair (3)
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“Based on a true story, the movie Patch Adams is a remarkable movie touching almost all emotions defined. The movie is an adaptation from a book, an inspiring drama, comedy and a true story of a Virginia medical student, who breaks the shackles and stereotype in medical practice.

Robin Williams playing the role of Patch Adam rendered a classic performance. Punch line of his cause was that the doctors should not be indifferent, rather "A doctor's mission should be not just to prevent death but also to improve the quality of life of patients."

Concluding the film Following information given to the viewers:

"During the next twelve years, Patch Adams opened a home-based family medical practice and treated more than 15,000 people without payment, malpractice insuran” read more

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""Director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Steve Oedekerk have sleekly outfitted a sudsy feel-good formula into an entertaining holiday comic tear-gusher." David Bartholomew, Film Journal International "


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"Not just extremely annoying, but also extremely well-researched, as it happens. Robin Williams helped prepare for his role by spending months performing as a clown for sick children. We almost feel guilty we hate the movie."


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" The Untruth: Robin Williams plays Patch Adams a sweet and funny medical student who believes laughter is the best medicine. The Truth: Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams hated the film. Saying it made him look like nothing more than a funny doctor. Williams’s fans were also disappointed and have been unhappy with his career ever since."


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" Patch Adams"


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""You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person I'll guarantee you'll win." "We need to start treating the patient as well as the disease." "See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see... out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!""


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" Plot: A medical student in the 70's that treated patients, illegally, using humor. Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama Director: Tom Shadyac Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter -----} Trailer Story: 7 | Story Idea: 8 | Acting: 6 | Score: 7 | Visuals: 6 Overall: "


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