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Patch Adams (1998)


Biography, Comedy, Drama

Patch Adams is biographical comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Gunton, Daniel London, and Peter Coyote. Set in the late 1960s/early 1970s, it is based on the life story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health Is a Laughing Matter by Dr. Adams and Maureen Mylander.

After struggling with depression in a mental hospital, Hunter “Patch” Adams (Robin Williams) decides he wants to become a doctor. He enrolls at Virginia Medical University but is disillusioned by the school’s clinical perspective on patient care. With the aid of a wealthy friend, Adams opens his own medical clinic for those without insurance. He forms a deep bond with fellow medical student Carin Fisher (Monica Potter) before a tragedy causes Adams to re-evaluate his approach.

Director: Tom Shadyac

Writers: Patch Adams (book), Maureen Mylander (book), Steve Oedekerk

Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Gunton, Josef Sommer, Irma P. Hall


Robin WilliamsPatch Adams
Daniel LondonTruman
Monica PotterCarin
Philip Seymour HoffmanMitch
Bob GuntonDean Walcott
Josef SommerDr. Eaton
Irma P. HallJoletta
Frances Lee McCainJudy
Harve PresnellDean Anderson
Daniella KuhnAdelane
Peter CoyoteBill Davis
James GreeneBile
Michael JeterRudy
Harold GouldArthur Mendelson
Bruce BohneTrevor Beene
Harry GroenerDr. Prack
Barry Shabaka HenleyEmmet
Steven Anthony JonesCharlie
Richard KileyDr. Titan
Douglas RobertsLarry
Ellen Albertini DowAggie
Alan TudykEverton
Ryan HurstNeil
Peter SiteriChess Man
Don WestInstructor
Domenique LozanoPasserby
Ralph PedutoOrganizer
Ken HoffmanBig Texan
Roy ConradE.R. Doctor
Jay JacobusJack Walton
Dot-Marie JonesMiss Meat
Geoff Fiorito3rd Year Student
Samuel Sheng3rd Year Student
Kathleen StefanoMargery
Piers MackenzieDr. Hashman
Alex GonzalezHispanic Boy
Ismael ‘East’ CarloHispanic Father
Jake BowenBryan
Cameron Brooke StanleyChildren’s Ward Patient
Jamieson DownesChildren’s Ward Patient
Jena Marie ThomasChildren’s Ward Patient
Wesley G. HainesChildren’s Ward Patient
Aaron AlexanderChildren’s Ward Patient
Amadeius CheadleChildren’s Ward Patient
David CooperChildren’s Ward Patient
Peter IdiartChildren’s Ward Patient
Tim JohnsonChildren’s Ward Patient
Kate KeithChildren’s Ward Patient
Alberto RochaChildren’s Ward Patient
Domonique TateChildren’s Ward Patient
Joseph TrefryChildren’s Ward Patient
Richard SilbergPsych Patient
William Joseph ScharffPsych Patient
James Anthony CottonPsych Patient
Michael X. SommersPsych Patient
Howard Allison WilliamsPsych Patient
David FinePsych Patient
James CarrawayPsych Patient
J. Stephen CoylePsych Patient
Wanda McCaddonWoman in Lobby
Wanda ChristineNurse Klegg
Lorri HoltPediatric Nurse
Stephanie SmithLaughing Nurse
Mary DeLorenzoNurse
Vivis ColombettiHysterical Woman
Donna KimballWaitress
Norman AldenTruck Driver
Lydell M. CheshierYounger Man
Diane AmosOlder Waitress
Sonya EddyOlder Waitress
Kelvin Han YeeOrderly
Doreen Foo CroftAsian Woman
Bill RobersonFred Jarvis
Randy OglesbyPinstriped Man
Vilma VitanvaMaria
Bonnie JohnsonWalcott’s Secretary
Helen TourtillottFeeble Woman
Christine PinedaHispanic Girl
Karen Ann PavlickMrs. Davis
James AllenEd
Katherine FitzhughMrs. O’Bannon
Kyle Timothy SmithDavis Son
Jonathan HolderDavis Son
Renee RogersReceptionist
Shannon OrrockReceptionist
Don RizzoMinister
George LeeBoardroom Doctor
Dan HannafinBoardroom Doctor
Roger W. DurrettBoardroom Doctor
Richard C. AdkinsGynecologist
Ralph David WestfallGynecologist
Bob FeasterGynecologist
Thom McIntyreGynecologist
Alfred SalleyGynecologist
Michael Stanton KennedyGynecologist
David AcuffDr. Anderson
Andy ArnessOrderly
David BabichMedical Student
Jason Aaron BacaPatch Pirate
Rick CampFuneral Mourner

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