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Catch-22

Joseph Heller's modern-classic novel about the absurdity of war for the common man draws heavily on his own experiences as a WWII bombadier. The title was originally to be 'Catch 18', but publishers thought it would be confused with Leon Uris' war novel, 'Mila 18', so after '11' and '14' were also rejected, it was the phrase 'Catch 22' that became part of our everyday lexicon. The book was adapted for the screen by actor/writer Buck Henry who made several changes, though apparently Heller approved of the movie version which stars Alan Arkin as the beleagured Yossarian, alongside Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Orson Welles, Jon Voight, Martin Sheen, Anthony Perkins and Bob Newhart.

Year: 1970
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, Based on...
Country: USA
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles
Duration: 117 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains medium level violence.
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Location in store: War

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