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MASH (1970)

 -  Comedy | War | Drama  -  March 1970 (USA)
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The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

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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 Huggo

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Comedy | War | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$81,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake: Radar.
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: Yes, sir. I'll get ahold of Major Burns...
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake: I want you to get a hold of Major Burns...
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: ...Tell him to hold a couple day surgeons over into the night shift.
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake: Tell him we're going to have hold a couple of surgeons over from the day shift out of the night shift.
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: I'll put in a call to General Hammond in Seoul...
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake: Get General Hammond down there in Seoul, tell him to send us those new surgeons right away.
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: ...I hope he sends us those two new surgeons. We're sure gonna need'em.
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Crazy Credits

The end cast credits are read over the PA system, without titles. See more »

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Soundtracks

My Blue Heaven
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
Sung in Japanese over the loudspeaker
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Way, way, way over-rated
5 July 2005 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

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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