A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.

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Gloria Burbank
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Isabella Garnell
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Harry Wolff
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Esther Brill
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Dr. Gil Gainey
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Fred Munson
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Jake Jacobs (as Allan Nicholls)
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A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.

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According to "Robert Altman's Subliminal Reality" (2002) by Robert T. Self, director Robert Altman said: "HealtH could have only been made when it was made, and that was the end of the Carter era". See more »

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Bobby Hammer: The breast that feeds the baby rules the world.
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You hear a woman's voice say "Hit it" and then you hear the drum part of the Fox fanfare without the horns and then the drum part was repeated again. See more »

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Thick and Thin
Music by Bob Ecton
Lyrics by Robert Altman
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One of Altman's worst
21 September 2014 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

One of Altman's biggest flops and rarest films, I believe it was the final theatrical feature of his I'd yet to see. Well, its flop status is certainly deserved. It's easily one of his worst (I'd rate it second worst, after Beyond Therapy). It's a pretty typical Altman film, with lots of characters and overlapping dialogue. It takes place at a health convention, and it's supposed to humorously mirror American politics, but nothing gels and the humor is terribly lame. It also gathers several actors whom I don't like very much (and I'm probably going to get kicked for listing them, especially since two of them just died): Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner and Lauren Bacall. Even usually reliable Altman regulars Henry Gibson and Paul Dooley aren't very good. Still, I'm glad I can check this one off the list. This is on Youtube now in its entirety (who knows for how long).


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