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Hal Dresner (screenplay)
Joseph Heller (novel)
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Release Date:
21 May 1973 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Capt. John Yossarian

Dana Elcar ... Col. Cathcart
Stewart Moss ... Lt. Col. Korn
Andy Jarrell ... Lt. Milo Minderbender

Frank Welker ... Lt. J.S. McWatt
Robert Pratt ... Orr
Susanne Zenor ... Nurse Duckett (as Susan Zenor)
Sam Chew Jr. ... Aarfy (as Sam Chew)

Nicholas Hammond ... Nately
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.S. Johnson ... Doc Daneeka

Directed by
Richard Quine 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hal Dresner  screenplay
Joseph Heller  novel

Produced by
Richard M. Bluel .... producer (as Richard Bluel)
Original Music by
Neal Hefti 
Music Department
Neal Hefti .... conductor

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USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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M*A*S*H Without the Humor, 31 December 2016
Author: justinboggan from United States

I guess with the popularity of "M*A*S*H" a year prior, anybody thought they could throw together a band of character actors, quick jokes and a laugh track and they could ride some coat tales to fame. Anybody was wrong.

Imagine "M*A*S*H" with flat jokes, terrible jokes, un-funny set-ups that just keep going and going and going like the Energizer Bunny, and no Hawkeye, Radar or Blake. That's what you get with "Catch-22", one large waste of time misfire that even manages to to get composer Neal Hefti to phone it in.

It's no surprise almost nobody is credited for their work on this -- I know I'd not want my name on it if I had a hand in it (for a paycheck).

A bomber has flown his thirty missions and he's due to head home. Oh, but there are delays and misunderstanding and hilarity that was supposed to ensue. It does not. This was wisely not picked up for a series and you can also get in on being wise by not watching it -- it's not even a curiosity. Oh man, can you imagine what's worse than the un-funny opening that you'd wish would end? How about that opening going on for over twelve minutes (plus opening credits)!

Poor Dana Eclar -- why was he in this mess?


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