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Exorcism 

To save the life of an elderly local who rejects an operation because he believes bad spirits surround the 4077th, Colonel Potter permits a Korean exorcism.

Director:

Alan Alda

Writers:

Jay Folb (teleplay by), Gene Reynolds (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Mike Farrell ... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan ... Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit ... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
Larry Linville ... Maj. Frank Burns
Gary Burghoff ... Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly
Jamie Farr ... Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
Virginia Ann Lee Virginia Ann Lee ... Kyong Ja
James Canning ... Corporal Marsh
Philip Ahn ... Korean Grandfather
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Col. Potter does not like Mr. Yee peddling goods from his pushcart on the 4077 base but he gives him an hour to close business and move. Potter asks his superstitious Company Clerk to move the new Spirit Post away from the side of the road. As Radar drags it away, a cyclist collides with Mr. Yee's pushcart and Col. Potter's new lighter stops working. The PA system for the entire camp inextricably "goes on the fritz" and Frank crushes one of Hotlip's fingers in a clamp. Three new light bulbs sputter and pop in an overhead light; a blood pressure gauge breaks in the middle of surgery. Cpl. Marsh, one of BJ's former patients, is in his care again and then, discharged before Father can replace his St. Christopher medal. The lights all extinguish, the hospital staff continues to drop and fumble things and Margaret reminds everyone it is Friday the 13th. Klinger believes it is the Evil Eye: Igor has not drawn better than 2 pair since Friday!! So, Klinger is wearing a blue bead to ward off ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

14 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The injured Korean's dried blood stain is bright red. Dried blood usually more brownish. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Maxwell 'Max' Q. Klinger: Stray bomb appears out of nowhere. Blows up a shipment of chipped beef. What do you call that?
Lt. Father Francis John Patrick Mulcahy: A gift from heaven.
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When the Spirit Moves You
19 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When an elderly Korean man is brought into camp, he resists treatment because he fears evil spirits. At this point, things go wrong. Potters cigarette lighter stops working, blood pressure machines malfunction, the PA system goes down, and lights go out in the Operation Room. The granddaughter of the old man tells Hawkeye that the only way to get the guy to agree to surgery is to purge the camp by way of an exorcism. Of course, Frank is aghast. He asks what the man upstairs is going to think and Potter says, "You mean General MacArthur!" Father Mulcahy, being such a cool character, sees God at work in mysterious ways. Of course, it's going to work out. Buy it or not!


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