A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality", and of a bureaucratic society in general.Written by
Jeffrey Struyk <Catch22@ix.netcom.com>
Stacy Keach was fired by Mike Nichols and replaced by Martin Balsam in the role of Colonel 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 Captain Starkey in the play at the Yale Repertory Theatre, was replaced by Jason Robards, Jr. when it transitioned to Broadway. See more »
In the long-shot plane crash sequence as Milo and Cathcart walk along the runway the smoke trail from the plane that flew by extends far beyond the "crashed" plane. See more »
Impressive. For cast and performances. For Alan Arkin and for the fine adaptation of a cult book. And, more important, for the feelings gived by it. A great film for its precise message. For lovely manner to reflect the traits of war behind the humor of lines of novel. And for the end . Magnificent for its unique force of hope, for the perfect portrait of the thirst of freedom. The catch . And the fair opposition against it.
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