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on 22 July 2004
If you are only familiar with the TV version of M.A.S.H., you will find the film very different but very funny. Donald Sutherland (Hawkeye) and Elliott Gould (Trapper)are both brilliant as the crazy surgeons trying to keep sane amidst the chaos of war. The humour of the film is much blacker than the Tv series, of the movie cast only Gary Burghoff (Radar O'Reilly) went on to star in the TV version. These days I find I prefer Donald Sutherland's Hawkeye, Alan Alda's relentless niceness gets on my nerves a bit. In the movie (as in the original novel) there are two other surgeons joining in Hawkeye and Trapper's antics, Duke Forrest and Spearchucker Jones (you may recall there was a halfhearted attempt to include Spearchucker in the first TV series, but he soon faded from view). I love the bit where Duke, a Southerner, is told he's going to be sharing accomodation with a black surgeon, and says plaintively "Oh no, it's bad enough having to share with you two Yankees!" Uptight army nurse Margaret Houlihan is subjected to rougher treatment than in the TV series, as for instance when her all is exposed when the doctors make the shower collapse while she's using it in order to settle a bet over whether she's a natural blonde or not. Then there's the climatic football match where some very dirty tactics are brought into play to make sure the M.A.S.H. team win. The movie is darker, dirtier, and in some ways funnier than the TV version.
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on 22 April 2017
Really wanted to see this as hadn't seen it for years. Enjoyed it but felt that the series was better.
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on 3 August 2017
A great film well acted, by at the time fairly unknown actors.Set in a war zone, it is not about war.
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on 16 August 2017
still as good as they where 25 years ago
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on 4 September 2017
Not at all similar to the series,
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on 6 August 2017
brilliant loved it
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on 20 April 2017
The original film, good to wach it again.
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on 20 August 2017
Excellent dvd
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on 26 April 2017
What can you say about MASH? The original is still most definitely the best.
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on 17 April 2017
Brilliant movie, great condtion
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