M*A*S*H Movie Review 1970

Information and Film Reviews for M*A*S*H the Movie

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Hilarious, irreverent, and well-cast black comedy about a group of surgeons and nurses at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea. The horror of war is set in counterpoint to their need to create havoc with episodic late-night parties, practical jokes, and sexual antics. An all-out anti-war festival, highlighted by scenes that starkly uncover the chaos and irony of war, and establish Altman's influential style. Watch for real-life football players Fran Tarkenton, Ben Davidson, and Buck Buchanan in the game. Loosely adapted from the novel by the pseudonymous Richard Hooker (Dr. H. Richard Hornberger and William Heinz). Subsequent hit TV series moved even further from the source novel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Military: Army, Korean War, Anti-War War Movies, Doctors & Nurses, Suicide, Top Grossing Films of 1970, Military Comedy, 4 Bones
Ring Lardner
Franz Gottlieb, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, JoAnn Pflug, Robert Duvall, Rene Auberjonois, Roger Bowen, Gary Burghoff, Fred Williamson, John Schuck, Bud Cort, G(eorge) Wood, David Arkin, Michael Murphy, Indus Arthur, Ken Prymus, Bobby Troup, Kim Atwood, Timothy Brown
Harold E. Stine
Robert Altman
Johnny Mandel
Sal Viscuso
20th Century-Fox, Aspen, Ingo Preminger


Oscars 1970: Adapt. Screenplay; AFI 1998: Top 100; Cannes 1970: Film; Golden Globes 1971: Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 1996;; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1970: Film; Writers Guild 1970: Adapt. Screenplay.

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