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Category: Comedy, Drama, WarNotable as: SatireSub-Category: Black comedy, Surrealism, Satire, War film, Film adaptation, Historical period drama, Ensemble Film, Comedy, Anti-war film, DramaMain subject: World War II, aviationRuntime: 122 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, ItalianCountry: United StatesDirector: Mike NicholsScreenwriter: Buck HenryBased on: Catch-22Music: Richard StraussCinematography: David WatkinStars: Alan Arkin, Richard Benjamin, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles, Richard Libertini Producer: John Calley, Martin RansohoffStudio: Paramount PicturesAward details: (details at IMDb)

Catch-22 is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. In creating a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical anti-war novel, director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Buck Henry worked on the filmscript for two years, converting Heller's complex novel to the medium of film. The cast included Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Italian actress Olimpia Carlisi, French comedian Marcel Dalio, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Charles Grodin, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, and Orson Welles. Garfunkel made his acting debut in the film.

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