M*A*S*H Poster

Release Date: January 30th, 1970

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2002

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Based on the novel by Richard Hooker, "M*A*S*H" follows a group of Mobile Army Surgical Hospital officers at they perform surgery and pass the time just miles from the front lines of the Korean Conflict. Led by Captains Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland) and Trapper John McIntyre (Elliott Gould), they add to the chaos and hilarity of the situation.

Cast: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Rene Auberjonois, Roger Bowen

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Comedy, War

Production Co: Aspen Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rescue, Hospital, 1950s, Soldier, Doctor, Witty, Gritty, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Bitterly funny with perfect set-piece after perfect set-piece. show more

  • We laugh, that we may not cry. But none of this philosophy comes close to the insane logic of "M*A*S*H," which is achieved through a peculiar marriage of cinematography, acting, directing, and writing. show more

  • Clever camera setups, Altman's patented overlapping dialogue, wonderful sight gags and situations, and universally fine ensemble performances combine to make this one the most enjoyable war-themed films ever. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Directing