Tour of Duty (1987–1990)

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The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.

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1990   1989   1988   1987  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stephen Caffrey ...
 Lt. Myron Goldman (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Cpl. Daniel 'Danny' Percell / ... (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Pvt. Marcus Taylor / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Pvt. Alberto Ruiz / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stan Foster ...
 SP4 Marvin Johnson / ... (44 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Lt. John McKay (32 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Storyline

This series offers an unflinching look at the "tours of duty" of several members of a platoon during the Vietnam War. Death is inevitable in war, and major characters do die. The protagonists face the Viet Cong, social disapproval, and sometimes themselves over the course of the series. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Action | Drama | War

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Camino al infierno  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sgt. Anderson's full name is Clayton Ezekiel Anderson. "Zeke" is short for his middle name. See more »

Goofs

Tan Son Nhut air base, the base camp for the second season, is depicted as a relatively quiet location set amongst woods and hills. In fact, it was - then as now - Saigon's international airport, and one of the busiest airbases in the world at the time. It is located in a heavily built-up area, with neither woods nor hills. See more »

Quotes

Private Alberto Ruiz: What's the matter? Ain't none of you niggers ever seen a spic before?
Private Marcus Taylor: Not an ugly one like you!
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Eve of Destruction
Written by P.F. Sloan
Performed by Barry McGuire
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User Reviews

WOW!!!!! Great Series
19 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

WOW! I have been watching Tour of Duty for awhile. the series is awesome, realistic, and the actors are great. The soldiers in tour of duty are from all backgrounds: the rich, poor, black, white, dove, hawk, orphaned, etc. The actors (Knox, Caffrey, Becker, Franco, Nunez, Foster, Dye etc.) all did an excellent job portraying these characters. It is a shame that they never were given bigger roles.

Great series. Hope the actors show up on more movies and shows.


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