Cover image for Patch Adams
Title:
Patch Adams
Author:
Williams, Robin, 1952 July 21-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Meet Dr. Patch Adams, who believes humor is the best medicine, and wil do about anything to make his patients laugh-- even if it means risking his own career.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated PG-13.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780783233734
UPC:
025192054624
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Colector's Edition. 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.


Summary

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


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