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Actors: Donald Sutherland

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A couple of wise-cracking doctors join a mash unit in Japan.
The doctors and nurses do more drinking and messing around than actual medical work.
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When a new by-the-book nurse arrives, she cramps the doctors' style.
The doctors continuously play tricks on her and she eventually loosens up.
When the commander comes to visit, the talk turns to football. The commander proposes a game between his team and the doctors for a sizeable bet.
The doctors come up with a plan. They played badly in the first half. At half time they suckered the commander into doubling his bet. In the second half the doctors brought in a ringer and won the game.
The doctors continue their joking and partying ways until their new orders come in they get to go home.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson




This comedy follows a group of military doctors in Korea during the war. We see their adventures with a religious doctor, a suicidal doctor, and a stuck up female officer. This is a parody of war movies and it makes war seem funny.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




Trapper, and Hawkeye have just been enlisted to become surgeons at the 4077th Mobie Amry Surgical Hospital. There they meet a lot of strange characters. Two majors have a not-so-secret love for each other. The colonel's assistant can tell when helicopters with patients will arrive, before they plan to. Through all their mad-cap adventures we see how Hawk, and Trap try to humorize the war. The film is funny dispite it's slow pace. Sutherland is amazing, and Robert Altman is working a smooth crew.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison




After nearly two decades of TV shows and a handful of forgettable films, director Robert Altman had his first hit with this irreverent 1970 satire of war and war movies. Two Army doctors in the Korean conflict do everything they can to escape the horror of their work: finding out whether the head nurse is a true blonde, taking an R&R trip to Japan for golf, playing another unit in a football game with much betting and cheating, helping a despondent camp dentist "commit suicide," goading an uptight superior officer to fury, etc. Though set in Korea, the film made a pointed comment on the lunacy of Vietnam (although the only shot heard in the story is a referee's pistol during the ball game). The wonderful supporting cast included Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, Jo Ann Pflug, Bud Cort, and even Fran Tarkenton as an uncredited football player. Two years later, the movie inspired one of the longest-running and popular TV series of all time, and emblazoned the number 4077 permanently in cultural memory.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




This is about a Mobile Army Hospital set in the Korean war. A bunch of draftee doctors and their struggles to survive and let others survive during a war.
The review of this Movie prepared by Rusty Glusing




The film that started it all, MASH, about an army surgical hospital during the Korean War. A comedy, of all things!
The review of this Movie prepared by steve



Script Analysis of MASH

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   war movies    -   adults acting eccentric Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan    -   the Koreas Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing full frontal--women

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