- 2 hr 1 min
Catch-22 is an adaptation of a book with the same title written by Joseph Heller. The satirical anti-war book is a black comedy that revolves around a group of reckless characters. Buck Henry, the screenwriter, and Mike Nichols, the director, took two years to convert the Heller novel to a movie. The movie was produced by Martin Ransohoff and John Calley. The movie stars Bob Balaban, Alan Arkin, Richard Benjamin, Martin Balsam, Marcel Dalio, Olimpia Carlisi, Bob Newhart, Art Garfunkel, Charles Grodin, Jack Gilford, Jon Voight, Martin Sheen, Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, and Paula Prentiss. This film was Garfunkel's first time acting in a movie. The film centers on Captain Yossarian, a B-25 bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Force. While stationed in Pianosa, a Mediterranean island, he must embark on dangerous flying missions. After seeing his friends killed, he looks to find a way to escape.