A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin
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WW2, the Mediterranean theatre. Captain Yossarian is the bombardier of a B-25 medium bomber. His squadron’s missions largely involve bombing targets on the Italian mainland. A veteran of countless missions, he has become cynical about the war and pessimistic about his chances of surviving. He should have been rotated home a long time ago, but the Wing’s Commanding Officer, Colonel Cathcart, keeps raising the number of missions required to rotate out. Yossarian hits upon a plan to get sent home. However, there’s a catch.