The 1970 film adaptation of the book of the same name
, directed by Mike Nichols
and featuring an All-Star Cast
, was a commercial and critical flop.
This film provides examples of:
- All-Star Cast
- Catch-22 Dilemma: This story is the trope namer. The soldiers of Pianosa are caught in various illogical binds, mostly from military law.
- Ironic Echo Cut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally kneed in the groin by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.
- Those Two Actors: For the movie, just try watching scenes between Colonel Cathcart and Chaplain Tappmann without thinking of another film Martin Balsam and Anthony Perkins did ten years before.