The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

  1. H. Richard Hornberger


  2. Robert Altman


  3. Ring Lardner, Jr.


Top Billed Cast

  1. Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland

    Captain Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce

  2. Elliott Gould

    Elliott Gould

    Captain John Francis Xavier 'Trapper John' McIntyre

  3. Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Captain Augustus Bedford 'Duke' Forrest

  4. Sally Kellerman

    Sally Kellerman

    Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' O'Houlihan

  5. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Major Franklin Archimedes 'Frank' Burns

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 25, 1970


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $3,500,000.00

Revenue $81,600,000.00



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