Catch-22

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Director Mike Nichols and writer-actor Buck Henry followed their enormous hit The Graduate 1967 with this timely adaptation of Joseph Heller's satiric antiwar novel. Haunted by the death of a young gunner, all-too-sane Capt. Yossarian Alan Arkin wants out of the rest of his WW II bombing missions, but publicity-obsessed commander Colonel Cathcart Martin Balsam and his yes man, Colonel Korn Henry, keep raising the number of missions that Yossarian and his comrades are required to fly. After Doc Daneeka Jack ...
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Director Mike Nichols and writer-actor Buck Henry followed their enormous hit The Graduate 1967 with this timely adaptation of Joseph Heller's satiric antiwar novel. Haunted by the death of a young gunner, all-too-sane Capt. Yossarian Alan Arkin wants out of the rest of his WW II bombing missions, but publicity-obsessed commander Colonel Cathcart Martin Balsam and his yes man, Colonel Korn Henry, keep raising the number of missions that Yossarian and his comrades are required to fly. After Doc Daneeka Jack Gilford tells Yossarian that he cannot declare him insane if Yossarian knows that it's insane to keep flying, Yossarian tries to play crazy by, among other things, showing up nude in front of despotic General Dreedle Orson Welles. As all of Yossarian's initially even-keeled friends, such as Nately Art Garfunkel and Dobbs Martin Sheen, genuinely lose their heads, and the troop's supplies are bartered away for profit by the ultra-entrepreneurial Milo Minderbinder Jon Voight, Yossarian realizes that the whole system has lost it, and he can either play along or jump ship. Though not about Vietnam, Catch-22's ludicrous military machinations directly evoked its contemporary context in the Vietnam era. Cathcart and Dreedle care more about the appearance of power than about victory, and Milo cares for money above all, as the complex narrative structure of Yossarian's flashbacks renders the escalating events appropriately surreal. Confident that the combination of a hot director and a popular, culturally relevant novel would spell blockbuster, Paramount spent a great deal of money on Catch-22, but it wound up getting trumped by another 1970 antiwar farce: Robert Altman's MASH. With audiences opting for Altman's casual Korean War iconoclasm over Nichols' more polished symbolism, the highly anticipated Catch-22 flopped, although the New York Film Critics Circle did acknowledge Arkin and Nichols. Despite this reception, Catch-22's ensemble cast and pungent sensibility effectively underline the insanity of war, Vietnam and otherwise.
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No film could do complete justice to Joseph Heller's acclaimed novel, which in the early 1960s provided a prescient shorthand for an era of official duplicity. But writer Buck Henry's adaptation is faithful to the book, and director Mike Nichols pulls no punches. This biting black comedy and military satire is comparable in some ways to Robert Altman's MASH, if not quite as funny. The story follows Heller's anarchic structure so closely that at times a viewer can get lost. The fine cast reads like a roster of popular late 1960s male stars, including Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Jon Voight, Richard Benjamin, Martin Sheen, and Henry himself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • UPC: 097360692426
  • Original Release: 1970
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Arkin Capt. Yossarian
Martin Balsam Col. Cathcart
Richard Benjamin Maj. Danby
Arthur Garfunkel Nately
Jack Gilford Doc Daneeka
Jon Voight Milo Minderbinder
Buck Henry Col. Korn
Bob Newhart Major Major
Anthony Perkins Chaplain Tappman
Paula Prentiss Nurse Duckett
Martin Sheen Dobbs
Orson Welles Gen. Dreedle
Bob Balaban Capt. Orr
Susanne Benton Dreedle's WAC
Olimpia Carlisi Luciana
Marcel Dalio Old Man
Norman Fell Sgt. Towser
Charles Grodin Aardvark
Austin Pendleton Col. Moodus
Peter Bonerz Capt. McWatt
Elizabeth Wilson Mother
Evi Maltagliati Old Woman
Richard Libertini Brother
Jon Korkes Snowden
Liam Dunn Father
Gina Rovere Nately's Girl
John Brent Cathcart's Receptionist
Seth Allen Hungry Joe
Phil Roth
Collin Wilcox-Horne Nurse Cramer
Jack Riley Doctor
Felice Orlandi Man in Black
Wendy D'Olive Aardvark's Girl
Alan Alda Extra
Bruce Kirby Doctor
Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director
Ernest Adler Costumes/Costume Designer
Tallmantz Aviation Stunts
John Calley Producer
Lawrence James Cavanaugh Special Effects
Alexander Gerry Consultant/advisor
Joseph Heller Original Story
Buck Henry Screenwriter
Lawrence O. Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Harold Michelson Art Director
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Sam O'Steen Editor
Martin Ransohoff Producer
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Nelson Tyler Cinematographer, Special Effects
Lee Vasque Special Effects
David Watkin Cinematographer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Dark Comedy!!

    This is one of the most underrated dark comedies of it's era. The casting and acting is superb. Mike Nichols direction and cinematography is outstanding. Next to Dr. Strangelove this is another great comedy about the absurdity of war/defense thinking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A movie you shouldn't miss

    Catch-22 is flat out, one of the best antiwar films in the history of cinema, to me that is. Alan Arkin does the best job, he's sensational as Capt. Yossarian. Yes its hard to understand in the beggining, but after watching it a few times, it just gets better. I urge everyone to see this film. I loved it.

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