The film also managed to garner an Oscar nomination for Robert Altman himself - a dizzying achievement when you consider just how abused and mistreated he'd been by studios and critics for his work (his previous film, That Cold Day in the Park deserved far more recognition.) The film's box office su...
This film also showcases Altman's gift of using overlapping dialogue.
And of course, a year and a half after the film's release, the film became a television series with Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers replacing Sutherland and Gould.
The humor in this film is exactly my type, and the writing is most of the reason I enjoyed the film so much.