Catch-22 (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War

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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.



  • "Catch 22" Candice Bergen photographing Orson Welles on location 1969
  • "Catch-22" Austin Pendleton, Orson Welles 1970 Paramount © 1978 Bob Willoughby
  • "Catch-22" Director Mike Nichols 1970 Paramount © 1978 Bob Willoughby
  • "Catch-22" Jon Voight, Martin Balsam 1970 Paramount © 1978 Bob Willoughby
  • "Catch-22" Alan Arkin and baby Anthony 1970 Paramount © 1978 Bob Willoughby
  • Alan Arkin and Art Garfunkel in Catch-22 (1970)

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Mike Nichols


Joseph Heller (novel), Buck Henry (screenplay)

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Stacy Keach was fired by Mike Nichols and replaced by Martin Balsam in the role of Col. Cathcart. Coincidentally he was also replaced in another Joseph Heller work, the play "We Bombed in New Haven", which started out as a dramatization of "Catch-22". Keach, who originated the role of Capt. ... ...


Lt. Col. Korn, XO: All you have to do is be our pal.
Colonel Cathcart: Say nice things about us.
Lt. Col. Korn, XO: Tell the folks at home what a good job we're doing. Take our offer Yossarian.
Colonel Cathcart: Either that or a court-martial for desertion.


When Major Major begins talking to Sgt Towser in his office about when others can see him, a portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt can be seen hanging on the wall behind his desk. Major Major then walks away from, then back to his desk twice more, and each time the portrait is seen, it has changed - from FDR to Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin. This was an inside joke, done intentionally by the filmmakers to further emphasize the dream like state of the film.


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Comedy | Drama | War

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