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MASH -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Richard Hooker (from the novel by)
Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
M*A*S*H Hysteria See more »
Plot:
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 19 wins & 19 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Strange film See more (213 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Donald Sutherland ... Hawkeye Pierce

Elliott Gould ... Trapper John McIntyre

Tom Skerritt ... Duke Forrest

Sally Kellerman ... 'Hot Lips' O'Houlihan

Robert Duvall ... Maj. Frank Burns
Roger Bowen ... Col. Henry Blake

Rene Auberjonois ... Father John Mulcahy

David Arkin ... Sgt. Major Vollmer

Jo Ann Pflug ... Lt. 'Dish'

Gary Burghoff ... Corporal 'Radar' O'Reilly

Fred Williamson ... Dr. Oliver 'Spearchucker' Jones

Michael Murphy ... 'Me Lai' Marston
Indus Arthur ... Lt. Leslie
Ken Prymus ... PFC. Seidman

Bobby Troup ... Sgt. Gorman
Kim Atwood ... Ho-Jon
Timothy Brown ... Cpl. Judson (as Tim Brown)

John Schuck ... Capt. 'Painless' Waldowski
Dawne Damon ... Capt. Storch

Carl Gottlieb ... 'Ugly John'
Tamara Wilcox-Smith ... Capt. 'Knocko' (as Tamara Horrocks)
G. Wood ... Gen. Hammond

Bud Cort ... Pvt. Boone
Danny Goldman ... Capt. Murrhardt

Corey Fischer ... Capt. Bandini
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Altman ... Duke's 5-Year-Old Son (uncredited)
Joe Amsler ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Carrell Balderston ... Football Player (uncredited)
William Ballard ... Football Player (uncredited)
Terry Belmore ... Football Player (uncredited)
Steven Bewley ... Football Player (uncredited)
Stanford Blum ... Football Player (uncredited)
Tommy Brown ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Michael Bruce ... Football Player (uncredited)
Buck Buchanan ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Jim Burger ... Football Player (uncredited)
Norma Burkus ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Sal Centeno ... Football Player (uncredited)
David Chambliss ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Craig Chudy ... Football Player (uncredited)
Jack Concannon ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Jim Connors ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Michael Consoldane ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Cathleen Cordell ... Capt. Peterson - Nurse Corps (uncredited)
Bill Cosper ... Football Player (uncredited)
Robert V. Cox ... Football Player (uncredited)
Ronn Cragg ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ben Davidson ... Football Player #88 - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Ray Didsbury ... Ad Lib Doctor (uncredited)
James B. Douglas ... Col. Wallace C. Merril (uncredited)
Tom Falk ... Corporal (uncredited)
Jerry Freeman ... Football Player (uncredited)

John Fujioka ... Japanese Golf Pro (uncredited)
Joe Gantos ... Football Player (uncredited)
Edward Garcia ... Football Player (uncredited)
Lynn Grate ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ken Griffin ... Football Player (uncredited)
Joanne Hahn ... Ward Nurse (uncredited)
Roy Hall ... Football Player (uncredited)

Sumi Haru ... Japanese Nurse (uncredited)

Buck Holland ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Van L. Honeycutt ... Helicopter Pilot #1 (uncredited)
Susan Ikeda ... Japanese Caddie (uncredited)
Dale Ishimoto ... Korean Doctor (uncredited)
Alfred Jones ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Jerry Jones ... Motor Pool Sergeant (uncredited)
Mark Jones ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Joe Kapp ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Mike Kemp ... Football Player (uncredited)
Tom Kinzer ... Football Player (uncredited)

Ted Knight ... Offstage Dialog (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Jean Kuga ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Douglas Laurence ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Harvey Levine ... 2nd Lieutenant (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ... Korean Doctor (uncredited)
John Linton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Robert Manser ... Football Player (uncredited)
John Marsden ... Football Player (uncredited)
Whitey Matheson ... Football Player (uncredited)
Homer G. McCready ... Helicopter Pilot #2 (uncredited)
Sam A. Mides ... Football Player (uncredited)
Marvin Miller ... Offstage Dialog (voice) (uncredited)
Don Moshier ... Football Player (uncredited)
Mickey Moshier ... Football Player (uncredited)
Eugene Mullen ... Football Player (uncredited)
John Myers ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Rick Neilan ... Hammond's Aide (uncredited)
Lloyd Nelson ... Offstage Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Gerry Okuneff ... Football Player (uncredited)
Art Oliver ... Football Player (uncredited)
Monica Peterson ... Pretty W.A.C. Receptionist (uncredited)
Roy Pettie ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Jerry Pierson ... Football Player (uncredited)
Eulan R. Poss Jr. ... Helicopter Pilot #3 (uncredited)
Ron Quay ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Thomas Randa ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Roemling ... Football Player (uncredited)
David Sachs ... Surgeon #1 (uncredited)
Masami Saito ... Japanese Caddie (uncredited)
Rosemary Sangster ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tony Santoro ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Howard Schnellenberger ... Football Referee (uncredited)
Bonnie Sue Schwartz ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Samantha Scott ... Nurse / Pin-up Model (uncredited)
Linnea Sievers ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
L. Ortega Smith ... Football Player (uncredited)
Noland Smith ... Football Player - 325th Evac. 'Superbug' (uncredited)
Owen Song ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ron Stein ... Football Player (uncredited)
Fran Tarkenton ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Vicki Townsend ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Dianne Travis ... Correspondent (uncredited)
Johnny Unitas ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Ron Van Hagen ... Football Player (uncredited)
Greg Walker ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Hiroko Watanabe ... Japanese Prostitute (uncredited)
Don Watters ... Football Player (uncredited)
Ron Way ... Football Player (uncredited)
Howard Williams ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Tom Woodeschick ... Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Yoko Young ... Japanese Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Richard Hooker (from the novel by)

Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay)

Produced by
Leon Ericksen .... associate producer
Ingo Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Danford B. Greene 
 
Art Direction by
Arthur Lonergan 
Jack Martin Smith 
Michael Friedman (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Les Berns .... makeup artist (as Lester Berns)
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Gerry Leetch .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Norman A. Cook .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sidney H. Greenwood .... prop master (uncredited)
Robert Lombardi .... greensman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
John D. Stack .... sound (as John Stack)
Arthur Cornell .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Hall .... supervising sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Jolliffe .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Billie Owens .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
David Sachs .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Joe Amsler .... stunts (uncredited)
John Ashby .... stunts (uncredited)
John Forsyth .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert W. Full .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry R. Jones .... first company grip (uncredited)
Paul Koons .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
G. Austin Saunders .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Louis Schwartz .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... assistant set costumer (uncredited)
John Intlekofer .... costumer (uncredited)
Mary Tate .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Wesley Trist .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Diana Wilson .... costumes (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Johnny Mandel .... composer: theme music
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Mayuto Correa .... musician (uncredited)
Mayuto Correa .... percussionist (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Sam E. Levin .... music film editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... driver (uncredited)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ross Levy .... assistant to the producer (as Y. Ross Levy)
David Sachs .... medical advisor (as Dr. David Sachs)
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor (uncredited)
James Margellos .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Marion Peterson .... first aid (uncredited)
Andy Sidaris .... football choreographer (uncredited)
Linn Unkefer .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"M.A.S.H." - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content
Runtime:
116 min | USA:112 min (PG version)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (cut US version) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R (PCA #22275) | USA:PG (cut) | West Germany:16 | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The beer the surgeons are drinking throughout the movie is Pabst Blue Ribbon.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Trapper tells a joke about the racehorse Man o' War, saying that the horse died at age 36. Man O' War only lived to be 30 in reality.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.
[Leaves]
[...]
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Referenced in The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV)See more »
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31 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Strange film, 28 December 2004
Author: kintopf432 (kintopf432@hotmail.com) from St. Paul, MN

Strange film; basically entertaining, but not exactly a masterpiece. One of the most likable things about Robert Altman is that every film of his has been in some way an experiment, and almost none of these experiments, even the very good ones, work perfectly. This is a great example. As is obvious from the many user comments here, it's difficult to talk about "MASH" without comparing it to "M*A*S*H," and in fact the most important cultural thing the film may have done is establish an aesthetic universe for the TV series to exist in (and that really is the only thing the film and the TV show have in common – as many have pointed out, the tone, style, timing, and even character personalities are quite different between the two). But taken on its own, "MASH" is not really the anti-war polemic it's been made out to be, nor is it the joke-driven movie comedy we might expect from the series' style. Instead, it's a kind of exercise in black-comic tone; it subverts the idea of war not by explicitly criticizing it, even through jokes, but rather by being exactly the opposite of what we expect a traditional war film to be. Here we don't see courage or valor or heroism or honor; we see cowardice and nastiness and vice and stupidity, even from the "good" characters. The movie subtly suggests that war makes ordinary people into silly, stupid, and vicious ones, and Hawkeye and Trapper are no more exempt from this law than Frank Burns; in fact, if anything they are more angry and mean than he is. This unusual approach to the subject matter is well-maintained throughout the film, and never becomes too harsh or ugly – and yet Altman missteps with some oddly chosen episodes (Painless's "suicide attempt," for instance, and the overlong, if symbolic, football game), and the ending of the film is abrupt, making what's come before seem even more pointless and inconsequential. Which may be exactly Altman's point, of course . . . so here we have another Altman film that manages to be simultaneously witty, jokeless, boring, entertaining, confusing, beautifully thought out, artfully constructed and artless, symbolic and realistic. It's recommended, but viewers should ideally go into it with no expectations whatsoever. 7 out of 10.

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