|Release Date: December 25, 1998||Running Time: 115 mins.|
|MPAA Rating: PG 13||Box Office: $135,014,968.00|
|Genre: Adaptation, Biopic, Comedy, Drama, Period|
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Summary:Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of his personality, he became both. Patch's remarkable story, which includes having been a patient and a doctor at a mental institute, celebrates the triumph of spirited individualism and the unending pursuit of an idealistic dream. Based on the autobiography "Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter," written by Hunter "Patch" Adams with Maureen Mylander.