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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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Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,435 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,910 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,852 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,842 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,792 episodes, 1997-2019
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Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,177 episodes, 2005-2019
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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

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

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Mono | Stereo

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

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1.33 : 1
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Since the cancellation of All My Children, various sets from that show have been reused on General Hospital. The Pine Cone motel became a seedy motel near the Port Charles docks. Erica Kane's penthouse became Ava Jerome's New York penthouse. The Chandler Mansion became Anna Devane's house. Ryan Lavery's cabin has been re purposed for multiple set and the Pine Valley yacht club became the Port Charles skating club. See more »

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Lois Cerullo-Ashton: Yeah, I know your type, Mr. Lorenzo Alcazar. Beautiful manners, not hard to look at. There is something very fundamentally decent about you that marches hand in hand with something very fundamentally dangerous. Which is what makes gangsters bad boyfriends and even worse business partners.
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Best Soap Ever!
22 February 2006 | by RayvynSee all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 70s, I watched soaps with my mother. It was all the ABC ones. All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. When I was about 12 or 13. Luke and Laura got married, I wanted to see it so bad, I told my mother I was sick and stayed home from school. Over the years I stopped watching the other two and stuck with GH. It's still the best soap I've ever seen. It's not as good as it used to be but it's good. I would love to see less Sonny and Carly and more Luke and (whoever). When Luke was the hero, the show as truly great. Since now it's all about Sonny, it's getting really boring. The same old mobster stuff, Sonny isn't heroic he's a crook.

Maybe in the future GH will regain it's backbone. Maybe draw clear lines between good and evil like it did in it's hey day.

Rayvyn


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