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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,423 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,903 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,839 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,833 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,779 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,541 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,170 episodes, 2005-2019
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,132 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,127 episodes, 2005-2016
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,084 episodes, 1996-2019
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,071 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,050 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 1,000 episodes, 2006-2019
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Storyline

Events in this daytime drama are centred in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. Ongoing plots are centred around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company ELQ), and some sort of international intrigue involving former agents of the WSB (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke and Laura's wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

General Hospital See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Genie Francis was written out in 2002, Laura was originally supposed to remember her stepfather Rick molested her in the attic when she was a child. This was scrapped at the last-minute after several rewrites and Laura instead remembered she found Rick having sex with a nurse in the attic. Genie Francis has stated in an interview that she went to the producers and appealed to them for a better write-off, but they declined. See more »

Quotes

Skye Quartermaine Jacks: I feel like an idiot.
Luke Spencer: Oh, you look like a princess.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Oh, your opinion doesn't count. You're just delirious with joy over finding that stupid treasure. Now, come on, Luke, we have to move faster!
Luke Spencer: Give me a break! I'm dragging my booty as fast as I can.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Can we lose half of it?
Luke Spencer: Oh, perish the thought, woman.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Oh, what if we perish instead? I swear to you, Luke, that if we get killed over this heap of junk, I will never forgive you.
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General Hospital Is a great show!
24 January 2006 | by JBurdSee all my reviews

I watch General Hospital all the time, and i must say, it is the best the ever! It is a SoapOpera, but, i think even men will enjoy it. (I say that because men do watch it, but mostly women) There is just enough action to keep the men interested, and enough passion to keep the women. The show is just a good show, point blank! Its plots are amazing, you never know what will happen next. Also, the characters are written to a Tee, so you fall inlove with them, and end up picking favorites, and picking those you don't like! Some people say the show is not good anymore, but i disagree. If you were to of watched back in the day, it had a much different feeling, now, mob families rule Port Charles (where General Hospital is located) But, story lines don't just center around that. If you decide to give GH a try, some characters you should look for are Edward, Monica, Alan, Luke, Tracy, Bobbie, Leslie and Audry. They are have been on the show for a long time. This show is my opinion, out of a 1-worst, 10-Best, id give it a 9. It is always keeps me entertained, but, nothing is perfect, even General Hospital!


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