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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On the PA it is announced that the Korean War cost the U.S. an estimated total of $22 billion. In 2014 dollars that is nearly $194 billion, or about what the U.S. spent in only 70 days during the Iraq War. See more »

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During the farewell dinner in the mess tent, Nurse Kellye is wearing her rank and medical insignia on the wrong lapels on her uniform. See more »

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Broadcaster from Armed Forces Radio: In human terms, the cost was much greater. The U.N. forces have suffered the following casualties - Killed in combat - 71,500. Missing and captured - 83,263. Wounded - 250,000.
Hawkeye: [operating on a/another wounded soldier] Make that two hundred fifty thousand and one.
B.J.: And two.
Col. Potter: Three.
Maj. Winchester: Four.
Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger: And there's twelve more out in the hall.
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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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