Patch Adams

Synopsis: Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.
Director(s): Tom Shadyac
Production: Universal Studios
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

God. What happened to him ?

Why is he here ?

Self-committed. Genius syndrome.

Howard Hughes-type shit.

Constantly digging into the

creative potential of the human mind.

[ Muttering Continues ]

I guess he dug too deep.

[ Mendelson Chuckles ]

This is real wood.

Rowff !

[ Continues Muttering ]

[ Humming ]

W-Why are we meeting in here ?

It's cramped.

Well, Everton, we're meeting in here

so that Rudy can participate.

- It's cramped.

- Does anyone else

have a thought on that ?

- Cramped !

- I think he has a question.

[ Patients Laughing ]

Do you find that funny, Hunter,

making fun of a man's infirmity ?

Maybe he does have a question.

He's alive.

- He's catatonic.

- Well, he still has a brain.

- Maybe he wants to participate too.

- [ Rudy ] Yeah.

Maybe he has a question.

Yeah, maybe.

Maybe he knows why we're cramped !

[ Laughing ]

[ Laughing Continues ]

Maybe Beany knows a lot more

than we give him credit for.

Excuse me. Beany ?

Which way is heaven ?

- [ Loud Laughter ]

- That's correct !

That'll be enough, Hunter.

Beany, how much taller

is Wilt Chamberlain than you ?

- Right.

- [ Laughter Continues ]

Hey, Beany ! Beany !

Where's the ceiling ?

- [ Laughter Continues ]

- That's enough. Stop it.

Where do the birds fly, Beany ?

How do you say hello to Hitler ?

Beany, how does Hitler say hello ?

[ Adams ] How do you check

an elephant for a hernia ?

Who would win a staring contest ?

Beany !

Who-- Who farted ?

Beany !

- Who likes to masturbate ?

- [ All ] Yea !

- [ Laughter, Shouting ]

- I do ! I do !

[ Adams ] Hey, Beany, how does an

one-armed referee say "field goal" ?

[ Everton ]

Ha ha ! Hey, Beany !

Ciao, Beany !

Arigato, Beany !

[ Rudy ]

Bye, Beany.

It was a really good session,

I thought.

[ Adams ]

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Steve Oedekerk

Steven Brent "Steve" Oedekerk (born November 27, 1961) is an American comedian, director, editor, producer, screenwriter and actor. Oedekerk is best known for his collaborations with actor Jim Carrey and director Tom Shadyac (particularly the Ace Ventura franchise), his series of "Thumbmation" shorts and his film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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