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MASH -- A pair of surgeons at a mobile army surgical hospital create havoc with their martini parties and their practical jokes on nurses and other doctors. Based on richard hooker's novel.
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)
Contact:
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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 20 wins & 19 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Clearly an important part of film history, but the years haven't been kind to it (in my eyes) See more (215 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)

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." - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
"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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Language:
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 | Ireland:18 | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | 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:
According to Elliott Gould, Sylvester Stallone revealed to him that he was an extra in this film. When Gould later told this to Robert Altman, Altman refused to accept this as fact because he was not a fan of Stallone's work.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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.
[Leaves]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tokyo Shoe Shine BoySee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Clearly an important part of film history, but the years haven't been kind to it (in my eyes), 8 August 2010
Author: runamokprods from US

I should probably watch this again, since so many consider it a masterpiece. Maybe I was over-prepared (Hey, it took me a second viewing of 'Citizen Kane' to get my past pre-set expectations!). But while I could see why M*A*S*H was groundbreaking and important for a Hollywood film of it's day (lack of the usual clear narrative line, anti-war stance, overlapping, improvised dialogue, sexuality, bloody operating room scenes serving as ironic counterpart, etc), it felt pretty dated and unfocused. There are some very funny moments, but a lot of the ironies seem easy, and there's a lack of a true darker underpinnings and ideas, unlike, say, 'Dr. Strangelove'.

A lot of the humor is juvenile, cruel and silly. And while I get that's the point – nothing can be more deeply juvenile, cruel and silly than war, it got repetitive and heavy handed after a while. The performances are good, but beyond Robert Duvall, none of the characters have much in the way of dimensions. People stay exactly what we think they are from the moment we meet them.

Walter Chow makes a good argument on the web site 'Film Freak Central', that the sexism, homophobia, etc are the whole point. Altman is saying we're ALL beasts at heart, even if we act like we're bucking the system. It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure I buy it's what Altman was intending.

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