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MASH ()


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The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Trapper John McIntyre
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Duke Forrest
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Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' O'Houlihan
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Maj. Frank Burns
Roger Bowen ...
Lt. Col. Henry Blake
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Father John Mulcahy
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Sgt. Major Vollmer
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Lt. 'Dish'
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Cpl. 'Radar' O'Reilly
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Dr. Oliver 'Spearchucker' Jones
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'Me Lai' Marston
Indus Arthur ...
Lt. Leslie
Ken Prymus ...
PFC. Seidman
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Sgt. Gorman
Kim Atwood ...
Ho-Jon
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Cpl. Judson (as Tim Brown)
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Capt. 'Painless' Waldowski
Dawne Damon ...
Capt. Storch
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'Ugly John'
Tamara Wilcox-Smith ...
Capt. 'Knocko' (as Tamara Horrocks)
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Brig. Gen. Hammond
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Pvt. Boone
Danny Goldman ...
Capt. Murrhardt
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Capt. Bandini
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Duke's 5-Year-Old Son (uncredited)
Joe Amsler ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Carrell Balderston ...
Football Player (uncredited)
William Ballard ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Terry Belmore ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Steven Bewley ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Stanford Blum ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Tommy Brown ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Michael Bruce ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Buck Buchanan ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Jim Burger ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Norma Burkus ...
Cheerleader (uncredited)
Sal Centeno ...
Football Player (uncredited)
David Chambliss ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Craig Chudy ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Jack Concannon ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Jim Connors ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
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Capt. Peterson - Nurse Corps (uncredited)
Bill Cosper ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Robert V. Cox ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Ronn Cragg ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ben Davidson ...
Football Player #88 - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Ray Didsbury ...
Ad Lib Doctor (uncredited)
James B. Douglas ...
Col. Wallace C. Merril (uncredited)
Tom Falk ...
Corporal (uncredited)
Jerry Freeman ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Japanese Golf Pro (uncredited)
Joe Gantos ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Edward Garcia ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Lynn Grate ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ken Griffin ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Joanne Hahn ...
Ward Nurse (uncredited)
Roy Hall ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Sumi Haru ...
Japanese Nurse (uncredited)
Buck Holland ...
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Van L. Honeycutt ...
Helicopter Pilot #1 (uncredited)
Susan Ikeda ...
Japanese Caddie (uncredited)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Korean Doctor (uncredited)
Alfred Jones ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Jerry Jones ...
Motor Pool Sergeant (uncredited)
Mark Jones ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Mike Kemp ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Paul King ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Tom Kinzer ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Offstage Dialog (uncredited) (voice)
Mary Jean Kuga ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Douglas Laurence ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Harvey Levine ...
2nd Lieutenant (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ...
Korean Doctor (uncredited)
John Linton ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Robert Manser ...
Football Player (uncredited)
John Marsden ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Whitey Matheson ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Homer G. McCready ...
Helicopter Pilot #2 (uncredited)
Sam A. Mides ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Offstage Dialog (uncredited) (voice)
Don Moshier ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Mickey Moshier ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Eugene Mullen ...
Football Player (uncredited)
John Myers ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Rick Neilan ...
Hammond's Aide (uncredited)
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Offstage Voice (uncredited) (voice)
Gerry Okuneff ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Art Oliver ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Monica Peterson ...
Pretty W.A.C. Receptionist (uncredited)
Roy Pettie ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Jerry Pierson ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Eulan R. Poss Jr. ...
Helicopter Pilot #3 (uncredited)
Ron Quay ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Thomas Randa ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
William Roemling ...
Football Player (uncredited)
David Sachs ...
Surgeon #1 (uncredited)
Masami Saito ...
Japanese Caddie (uncredited)
Rosemary Sangster ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Tony Santoro ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Howard Schnellenberger ...
Football Referee (uncredited)
Bonnie Sue Schwartz ...
Cheerleader (uncredited)
Samantha Scott ...
Nurse / Pin-up Model (uncredited)
Linnea Sievers ...
Cheerleader (uncredited)
L. Ortega Smith ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Noland Smith ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. 'Superbug' (uncredited)
Owen Song ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Ron Stein ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Fran Tarkenton ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Vicki Townsend ...
Cheerleader (uncredited)
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Correspondent (uncredited)
Johnny Unitas ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Ron Van Hagen ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Greg Walker ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Hiroko Watanabe ...
Japanese Prostitute (uncredited)
Don Watters ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Ron Way ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Howard Williams ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Tom Woodeschick ...
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
Yoko Young ...
Japanese Servant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Altman

Written by

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Richard Hooker ... (from the novel by)
 
Ring Lardner Jr. ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Leon Ericksen ... associate producer
Ingo Preminger ... producer

Music by

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Johnny Mandel

Cinematography by

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Harold E. Stine ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Danford B. Greene

Art Direction by

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Arthur Lonergan
Jack Martin Smith
Michael Friedman ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Stuart A. Reiss
Walter M. Scott

Makeup Department

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Les Berns ... makeup artist (as Lester Berns)
Edith Lindon ... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Gerry Leetch ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Norman A. Cook ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ray Taylor Jr. ... assistant director

Art Department

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Sidney H. Greenwood ... prop master (uncredited)
Robert Lombardi ... greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Freericks ... sound
John D. Stack ... sound (as John Stack)
Arthur Cornell ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Hall ... supervising sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Jolliffe ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Billie Owens ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
David Sachs ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Greg C. Jensen ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Joe Amsler ... stunts (uncredited)
John Ashby ... stunts (uncredited)
John Forsyth ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Nickerson ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein ... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Peter Appleton ... featurette cinematographer (uncredited)
Robert W. Full ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry R. Jones ... first company grip (uncredited)
Paul Koons ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ross A. Maehl ... gaffer (uncredited)
G. Austin Saunders ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Louis Schwartz ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Fuca ... assistant set costumer (uncredited)
John Intlekofer ... costumer (uncredited)
Mary Tate ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Wesley Trist ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Diana Wilson ... costumes (uncredited)

Music Department

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Johnny Mandel ... composer: theme music
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Mayuto Correa ... musician (uncredited) / percussionist (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel ... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Sam E. Levin ... music film editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Steve Bonner ... driver (uncredited)
Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ross Levy ... assistant to the producer (as Y. Ross Levy)
David Sachs ... medical advisor (as Dr. David Sachs)
Lester Hoyle ... script supervisor (uncredited)
James Margellos ... assistant to director (uncredited)
Marion Peterson ... first aid (uncredited)
Andy Sidaris ... football choreographer (uncredited)
Linn Unkefer ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The personnel at the 4077 MASH unit deal with the horrors of the Korean War and the stresses faced in surgery by whatever means. The tone at the MASH is established by recent arrivals, surgeons Captains 'Hawkeye' Pierce, 'Duke' Forrest, and 'Trapper' John McIntyre - the latter who Hawkeye knows he's met somewhere, but Trapper who won't divulge where - whose antics can be best described as non-regulation, and in the negative words of one of their fellow MASH-ers: unmilitary. The unit's commanding officer, Colonel Henry Blake, doesn't care about this behavior as long as it doesn't affect him, and as long as they do their job and do it well, which they do. Their behavior does extremely bother fellow surgeon, Major Frank Burns, and recently arrived head nurse, Major Margaret Houlihan, who obtains the nickname 'Hot Lips' based on information they glean about her through underhanded means. Beyond their battles with Frank and Hot Lips, Hawkeye, Duke and/or Trapper help unit dentist Painless with a personal crisis, try to figure out if Hot Lips is a true blond, travel to Japan for a work and what they hope is a recreational trip, and hope to win big on a football bet against another unit in which they on the surface are the underdogs. Written by Huggo

Plot Keywords
Taglines M*A*S*H Hysteria See more »
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Also Known As
  • M*A*S*H (United States)
  • M.A.S.H. (Ireland, English title)
  • M.A.S.H. (Canada, English title)
  • M.A.S.H. (Belgium, English title)
  • M.A.S.H. (United Kingdom)
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  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $4,336,222

Did You Know?

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Trivia The fourteen-year-old son of director Robert Altman, Mike, wrote the lyrics to the theme song "Suicide is Painless". Because of its inclusion in the subsequent television series, he continued to get residuals throughout its run and syndication. His father was paid $75,000 for directing, but his son eventually made about $2 million in song royalties. See more »
Goofs When Hot Lips confronts Lt. Col. Blake after she was exposed in the shower, she stands framed in the doorway of Lt. Col. Blake's tent. To her left, there is a mirror hanging on the tent wall that appears/disappears between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Give Me Your Answer True (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Suicide Is Painless See more »
Crazy Credits The shot of Hot Lips being revealed in the shower was replaced with her exiting the helicopter in network and basic cable showings when Sally Kellerman's name was announced. See more »
Quotes Painless: [lining up during football game] All right, Bub, your fuckin' head is coming right off.
[the first use of the word "fuck" in a major motion picture]
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