Trivia / Patch Adams

  • Disowned Adaptation: The real Patch Adams himself was dissatisfied with the film, saying that it is more commercial and focuses more on him being funny than his actual methods note . He was also annoyed that Robin Williams did not bother to donate any of his salary to his institute, although he did not dislike Williams as a whole and applauded his support for St. Jude Children's Hospital. In fact, the two were otherwise pretty good friends, so much so Adams would later write for Time Magazine a heartwarming farewell to Williams after he committed suicide.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Carin's brother at her funeral is played by Greg Sestero, who would later be known for playing Mark in The Room.