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HealtH (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 12 September 1980 (USA)
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.

Director:

Robert Altman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Burnett ... Gloria Burbank
Glenda Jackson ... Isabella Garnell
James Garner ... Harry Wolff
Lauren Bacall ... Esther Brill
Paul Dooley ... Dr. Gil Gainey
Donald Moffat ... Colonel Cody
Henry Gibson ... Bobby Hammer
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Willow Wertz
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon ... Fred Munson
Alfre Woodard ... Sally Benbow
Ann Ryerson ... Dr. Ruth Ann Jackie
Margery Bond Margery Bond ... Daisy Bell
Georgann Johnson ... 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

First of two films that actress Glenda Jackson made with director Robert Altman. The second would be Beyond Therapy (1987) around eight years later. Both movies were medical comedies. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Thick and Thin
Music by Bob Ecton
Lyrics by Robert Altman
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Dissenting Opinion
10 November 2004 | by imdb-4909See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Health See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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