Catch-22 is a high-profile limited series based on the seminal novel by author Joseph Heller.
Set in Italy during World War II, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
|1||Episode 1||Grant Heslov|
|Young American flyers arrive in war and discover that the bureaucracy is more deadly than the enemy.|
|2||Episode 2||Ellen Kuras|
|Yossarian pursues desperate measures to get home, while Milo sees war as a growth industry.|
|3||Episode 3||Ellen Kuras|
|Yossarian needlessly expends energy to avoid a feared mission; disaster catches up with him — when he least expects it.|
|4||Episode 4||George Clooney|
|On a surreal trip, Yossarian begins to realize the magnitude and influence of Milo's business empire.|
|5||Episode 5||Grant Heslov|
|Reeling from one violent tragedy, Yossarian encounters incomprehensible darkness in Rome and is faced with an impossible choice.|
|6||Episode 6||George Clooney|
|Alive and intact, Yossarian is thwarted by an old adversary; confronted by a devastating loss, he undergoes a transformation.|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.