Patch Adams

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Release Date: December 25, 1998

Current rating: Rating: 4.74
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Cast: Monica Potter, Robin Williams, Michael Jeter, Daniel London, Harve Presnell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peter Coyote, Irma P. Hall


From the Dr. Oliver Sacks he played in Awakenings to the healer he played in Good Will Hunting to the medical student he plays in this film, Robin Williams is having quite the on-screen medical career.

Here Williams plays a character based on real-life Gesundheit Institute founder Dr. Patch Adams who really does believe that laughter is the best medicine as he uses humor to heal his patients.

He’s an outrageous guy, Williams says about Adams who he met prior to filming. He dresses up like a clown, he has a Salvador Dali mustache and very, very long hair, but he’s a doctor.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Barry Kemp, Mike Farrell, Marvin Minoff, Marsha Graces Williams

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  • 5 stars "i really love the movie... i believe that the patient should be treated equally no matter what the status of people they are in our society...please watch the movie patch Adams, this will guide you in better understanding about the role of a health care provider towards client"