M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen 

In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

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In this final episode, the staff of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit find their lives no less hectic despite the fact that it appears that the war may soon be over. Until then, the staff must deal with events like Hawkeye has been temporarily institutionalized due to a nervous breakdown, Winchester has finally found people who share his taste in classical music and Father Mulcahy has been permanently deafened in a mortar attack. At last, the ceasefire is declared and the staff must come to grips with the fact that this time in their lives is over. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Drama | War

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28 February 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The book that Charles demands back from Margaret is the one that he gave her in return for her taking Charity Officer duties in "Give and Take," season 11, episode 14. See more »

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Potter, BJ, Winchester, and Hawkeye are saying their goodbyes to Margaret. When she and Hawkeye begin kissing passionately, the other three become uncomfortable and look away; BJ slowly removes his hand/forearm from Winchester's shoulder (where he had placed it, comrade-style, a few moments earlier). The kiss continues, and BJ again slides his forearm off Winchester's shoulder. See more »

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Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger: Colonel? Colonel, this just came in the mail. Captain Hunnicutt's travel orders have been rescinded. What should I do?
Col. Potter: [the helicopter that B.J. is seated in takes off] Now, what was all that, son? I couldn't hear you over the chopper.
Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger: Nothing, sir. I guess it's too late now.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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The Darktown Strutters' Ball
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Written by Shelton Brooks
Sung in Japanese on the radio
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The only movie that has ever made me cry.
20 March 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Of all of the well-written, high-impact movies that I've ever watched (hundreds), this one caught me off guard. I watched this one evening, many years ago, after coming home from class. I was so intrigued by the movie that I asked my mom if I could skip dinner... as I continued to watch the movie I could not help but cry.

This is a great way of closure for one of the most intriguing shows on television. I would highly recommend watching this movie when your mind has time to think about what takes place.


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