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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During filming, a brush fire broke out and destroyed much of the ranch set. Since the show was coming to an end, it was decided that rebuilding the set would be unnecessarily expensive, and the fire was written into the story by having the North Koreans set off incendiary devices that started a brush fire. See more »

Goofs

Colonel Potter's horse, Sophie is supposed to be a mare. In the shot of Potter riding "her" away from camp, "she" is definitely a stallion. See more »

Quotes

Col. Potter: You boys always managed to give me a laugh right when I needed it most. I'll never forget the time you dropped Winchester's drawers in the O.R. Of course I had to pretend I was mad at you, but inside, I was laughing to beat all hell.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Half-Decent Proposal (2002) 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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Very tough to say goodbye.
15 June 2000 | by Richard-110See all my reviews

When M*A*S*H ended in 1983, the cutline in the tv guide read, "130 million Americans laughed and cried as the 4077th went home." I finally saw the final episode about a year ago; laughing and crying is exactly what I did. It's ironic--in many ways, M*A*S*H was a parody of the Army in the Korean War. Its characters, though, were totally thorough and convincing. This, without a doubt, is the very best series finale of all time. Seinfeld doesn't even light a candle to this one.


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