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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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (2,124 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,586 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,569 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,568 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,336 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,127 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... (1,070 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (1,007 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (972 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (960 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (902 episodes, 1985-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Michael "Sonny" Corinthos was originally intended as a 6 month role. See more »

Quotes

Faith Rosco: I knew you'd come.
Justice Ward: No, you didn't. You don't look like you got much sleep.
Faith Rosco: No, I - I couldn't get the feel of you off my lips. How about you?
Justice Ward: Slept like a baby.
Faith Rosco: Liar.
Justice Ward: Faith, my nights of tossing and turning over you are long gone.
Faith Rosco: Like I said - liar.
Justice Ward: You don't know me as well as you think you do.
Faith Rosco: I know that you're on fire. You hide it well, but I can see it in your eyes.
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Written and Performed by Dave Koz
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from the beginning
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i have been a viewer since 1963, watched in black and white, was 13, and still watching. i have seen them come and go on this show and it's still the best one on TV. it has had it's ups and downs and always manages to come out on top. remember Jesse? Audrey and he sister Lucille? that was back in the day! i do so miss the Luke and laura thing. Luke just isn't Luke without laura. Anthony Geary has only improved with age. Luke is all that and more. GH also has the best looking guys and the sexiest, is Jax gorgeous or what? Jason is sooooooooo smooth, and all that too. it will always be hard for the writers to top the original Luke and Laura storyline,it dosen't get any better then that, but they have kept me watching all these years. to every one that is associated with the show, keep up the good work


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