M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen 

In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Director:

Alan Alda
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Mike Farrell ... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan ... Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit ... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
David Ogden Stiers ... Maj. Charles Winchester
Jamie Farr ... Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
Allan Arbus ... Maj. Sidney Freedman
G.W. Bailey ... Sergeant Luther Rizzo
Rosalind Chao ... Soon-Lee Klinger
John Shearin ... The Chopper Pilot
Kellye Nakahara ... Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN
Jeff Maxwell ... Cpl. Igor Straminsky
Lang Yun Lang Yun ... The Woman on Bus
Jon Van Ness ... 'Truman'

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Storyline

In this final episode, the staff of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit find their lives no less hectic despite the fact that it appears that the war may soon be over. Until then, the staff must deal with events like Hawkeye has been temporarily institutionalized due to a nervous breakdown, Winchester has finally found people who share his taste in classical music and Father Mulcahy has been permanently deafened in a mortar attack. At last, the ceasefire is declared and the staff must come to grips with the fact that this time in their lives is over. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Given the timeline shown in "A War For All Seasons" (1980) where the cast - with replacements BJ, Charles, and Col. Potter - are celebrating New Year's Eve 1950/51, that would mean that most of them have served in Korea got close to 3 full years, longer than any tour of duty would last. However, in "Welcome to Korea" (1975), Col. Potter's takeover of command is noted as 19 September, 1952, which tracks a bit more closely with reality. See more »

Goofs

The pilot of the chopper that carries Hawkeye is wearing Nomex flight gloves. These were not used until 1967 during the Vietnam War. In Korea, pilots would have worn black leather gloves. See more »

Quotes

[Hawkeye drives the tank into the "4077th trash dump," in an attempt to prevent bombshell explosions from coming so close to the 4077th unit. Some of the members applaud]
Hawkeye: I don't know why I always have to take out the trash.
[Some of the members laugh]
Father Mulcahy: I wonder if his discharge from the hospital was a bit premature.
Col. Potter: I'm putting in a call to Sidney.
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Connections

Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Clarinet Quintet I Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played on Winchester's phonograph and then performed by the Chinese musicians
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User Reviews

 
Fantastic end to a fantastic cast and crew
29 November 2007 | by webnebSee all my reviews

This movie is great I have watched most of MASH but this one really is the best and as usual the performances were outstanding. The Movie seems a little drawn out at time but is excellent either way. The inevitable end to the MASH team looked at times that the emotion shown was authentic through and through I think the break up for the cast and crew would have been just as emotional. Great work guys. I wish the best to them all. The basic story is relatively simple thou continually waiting for those catchy jokes might leave u hanging as the drama seems to be the aim of this one. Alan Alda and Bert Melcalfe are geniuses I haven't seen a show put together so well in a Long time.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

28 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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