R | | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
One of the first films to be released on VHS and Beta, along with The Sound of Music (1965) and Patton (1970).
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake:
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: Yes, sir. I'll get ahold of Major Burns...
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake: I want you to get a hold of Major Burns...
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: ...Tell him to hold a couple day surgeons over into the night shift.
Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake: Tell him we're going to have hold a couple of surgeons over from the day shift out of ...
The scenery in the film, especially the outdoor scenes, are clearly those of a semi-arid landscape. South Korea was/is a mountainous and heavily forested nation that has no semi-arid nor desert locations within the country.
Additionally, many of the trees and plants seen in the film are either native to the film's North American filming location or are transplants from other areas of the world. None of them , however, are native to South Korea, the setting of the film.
The shot of Hot Lips being revealed in the shower was replaced with her exiting the helicopter in network and basic cable showings when Sally Kellerman's name was announced.
Re-released on DVD and VHS unedited and with an MPAA rating of "R" in January 2002.
English, Japanese, Korean