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Director: Robert Altman

Genre: Comedy

Year: 1970

Running time: 116 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Fox

Format: DCP

Cast: Gary Burghoff, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

Language options: Dialogue - EN | Subtitle - IT, FR, DE

This celebrated satire depicts the crazy antics and the sexual adventures of Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland), Trapper John McIntyre (Elliott Gould) and Duke Forrest (Tom Skerritt), all surgeons working in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. The black humour of the medical team is contrasted with the terrible waste of life that they are exposed to. This was director Robert Altman's first major hit, and bears his characteristic stamp of documentary-like camerawork, loose narrative and quick-fire, realistically delivered dialogue. A long-running, popular television series followed, although the only cast member to make the transition was Gary Burghoff (Radar O'Reilly).


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