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The personnel at the 4077 MASH unit deal with the horrors of the Korean War and the stresses faced in surgery by whatever means. The tone at the MASH is established by recent arrivals, surgeons Captains 'Hawkeye' Pierce, 'Duke' Forrest, and 'Trapper' John McIntyre - the latter who Hawkeye knows he's met somewhere, but Trapper who won't divulge where - whose antics can be best described as non-regulation, and in the negative words of one of their fellow MASH-ers: unmilitary. The unit's commanding officer, Colonel Henry Blake, doesn't care about this behavior as long as it doesn't affect him, and as long as they do their job and do it well, which they do. Their behavior does extremely bother fellow surgeon, Major Frank Burns, and recently arrived head nurse, Major Margaret Houlihan, who obtains the nickname 'Hot Lips' based on information they glean about her through underhanded means. Beyond their battles with Frank and Hot Lips, Hawkeye, Duke and/or Trapper help unit dentist Painless ... Written by
Writer Ring Lardner Jr. was the only Academy Award winner out of the movie's five nominations. Lardner practically disowned the movie when he saw that very little of his original script made it into the final cut. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, Hawkeye steals a jeep and drives away. The sergeant in charge sends MPs after him in another jeep, but the MP jeep is immediately stopped by a tire blowout. But when the jeep is parked, all four tires are fully inflated. See more »
Altman's movie owes it's popularity to it's political stance and not to any great film making. In truth, it is as close to being about the Korean War as the "The Flintstones" is about the Cretaceous era. The movie is what an historically anti-war Hollywood of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s thinks war is about. They were, are, and always will be wrong. Donald Sutherland was especially annoying.
I tired of watching actors meander through their roles, with little direction or limits. The message of the movie is heavy handed. It is not that funny and it is extremely mean spirited. I would recommend that people see it only to prove that the movie does not live to it's reputation.
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