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: War, Comedy

Production Co: Aspen Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)