Patch Adams (1998)

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The story, based on a true events, of Hunter 'Patch' Adams who, having been a patient at a mental institute after a suicide attempt, goes on to study medicine. His unorthodox methods, based on the healing power of laughter, win him the affections of patients and hospital staff but bring him into conflict with those in authority.

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