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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Colonel Cody
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Bobby Hammer
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Willow Wertz
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Fred Munson
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Sally Benbow
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Dr. Ruth Ann Jackie
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Daisy Bell
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Lily Bell
Mina Kolb ...
Iris Bell
Allan F. Nicholls ...
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 »

Quotes

Bobby Hammer: The breast that feeds the baby rules the world.
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Crazy Credits

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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Health
Songs by Allan F. Nicholls (as Allan Nicholls) and The Steinettes
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Dissenting Opinion
10 November 2004 | by (Scottsdale, AZ) – See all my reviews

I was mesmereized by this movie when it played on 1983 summer TV, but haven't been able to see it again, even though I've been searching off and on (mostly off) for 20+ years.

Apparently, no one else in the known universe has anything good to say about HEALTH. Perhaps I won't, either, on a second watching. But on that first watching it was one of the best, funniest, quirkiest movies I'd ever seen. I've actually been recommending it to some of my friends ever since.

Contrary to what one commenter noted, I did recently see a reference to it on VHS, but I was hoping to find it on DVD. I guess a director's commentary would be too much to ask for <g>.


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