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Greg Sestero Greg Sestero
Jaime
Hester Schell Hester Schell
Hospital Visitor
Alexander Kanellakos Alexander Kanellakos
Medical Intern
Mylo Ironbear Mylo Ironbear
Hospital Patient
Rick Camp Rick Camp
Funeral Mourner
Andy Arness Andy Arness
Orderly
Bonnie Johnson Bonnie Johnson
Walcott's Secretary


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Steve Oedekerk Steve Oedekerk
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An average movie

9 years, 2 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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8 years, 10 months 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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7 years, 10 months 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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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, and play. This exuberant and enthusiastic character, more than any other screen hero in 1998, demonstrates the spiritual practice of zeal — being aroused by life.
Release date: 25 December 1998
UPC: 025192058622
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