Patch Adams (movie)

1998 film by Tom Shadyac
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Patch Adams is a 1998 American semi-biographical comedy-drama movie directed by Tom Shadyac. It stars Robin Williams. It is based on the life story of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter by Adams and Maureen Mylander. Besides having mixed reviews,[1] the movies was a box-office success, grossing over twice its budget in the United States alone.

Patch Adams
Directed byTom Shadyac
Screenplay bySteve Oedekerk
Based onGesundheit: Good Health Is a Laughing Matter
by Patch Adams and Maureen Mylander
Produced byMike Farrell
Barry Kemp
Marvin Minoff
Charles Newirth
Marsha Garces Williams
StarringRobin Williams
Monica Potter
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Bob Gunton
Daniel London
Peter Coyote
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael Jr.
Edited byDon Zimmerman
Music byMarc Shaiman
Blue Wolf
Bungalow 78 Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1998 (1998-12-25)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$90 million
Box office$202,292,902

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