City Opera House Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Robert Altman Tribute
Don't Miss
Release Year:1970
Runtime:116 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Donald Sutherland
Elliott Gould
Tom Skerritt
Sally Kellerman
Robert Duvall
Roger Bowen
Director:Robert Altman
Produced by:Ingo Preminger
Screenwriter:Ring Lardner Jr.
Cinematography:Harold E. Stine
Editing By:Danford B. Greene


In 1970, a disillusioned American audience still grappling with the realities of the Vietnam War was just waiting for this kind of brash, honest, and darkly comedic exploration of life in wartime—both its tragedies and the ways people cope. Set during the Korean War, but very obviously commenting on the then-current conflict, “M*A*S*H” follows the shenanigans of Hawkeye and Trapper (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould), a duo of hot-shot doctors in a Mobile Army Surgery Unit as they patch up a gory parade of patients, and find ways to keep their sanity by playing pranks and flirting with the nurses. Don’t miss your chance to see the brilliant black comedy that inspired a hit TV show and cemented Robert Altman’s place as one of the most distinctive and innovative American auteurs. In Person: Kathryn Altman and actor Michael Murphy.