China Beach (1988–1991)
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In 1967, the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam include the cool but compassionate Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, the naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, the singer ... See full summary »

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Rod Holcomb
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Colleen McMurphy
Nan Woods ... Cherry White
Michael Boatman ... Pvt. Samuel Beckett
Marg Helgenberger ... K.C. Kolowski
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Dick Richard
Tim Ryan ... Capt. Natch Austen
Concetta Tomei ... Maj. Lila Garreau
Brian Wimmer ... Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Chloe Webb ... Laurette Barber
James Cromwell ... Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
Jeff Kober ... Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow
Bobby Hosea ... Pvt. Elroy
Christopher Allport ... Elliott Endicott
Gail O'Grady ... Georgia Lee
Christopher Michael Moore Christopher Michael Moore ... Dr. Dum
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In 1967, the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam include the cool but compassionate Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, the naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, the singer Laurette Barber and the cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski. They try to deal with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and dealing with their own individual lives. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in November 1967. See more »

Quotes

[On her knees to pick something up, Cherry looks up to find Dodger towering over her]
Cherry White: Hi. We're locked out. What is it?
Soldier: The Lock seems to be malfunctioning.
[Dodger levels his M-60 at the door and cocks it, about to fire]
Pvt. Elroy: Dodger! Civilization baby. You can't just blow the door away.
[after a moment Dodger takes the butt of his M-60 and smashes the door open instead]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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excellent series
30 May 2006 | by maryp51See all my reviews

For those of us who spent our teenage years during the time of the Viet Nam war, this show is particularly poignant. It reminds me of so many confusing feelings I had during that time. And it reinforces my hatred of our current "war". China Beach was a show I would love to view again and again. The acting was excellent as was the script. I would recommend this to anyone who was in their teens during the 60's. And there is a huge crowd of us just waiting for this to be released on DVD. The characters were so real, some scary, some incredibly fun. There were comic moments and very serious, sad moments. I feel it described the times very well. I still miss this show! American Dreams was another show that brought back many memories of that time and my teenage years.


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