A drama series set at an American base during the Vietnam War. Rather than focusing on the battle scenes that made up most other portrayals of the war, this show looked at the everyday ... See full summary »
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the pilot episode, with a background of 1967, all of the characters wear helmets with helmet covers issued in 1970s. See more »
You will give us the coordinates, or I'll arrange for you to have a talk with my south Vietnamese colleague, here.
Colonel Li Trang:
My country important. My life not important. You can't win.
Listen to me, colonel. You have never defeated us in the battlefield. We have superior firepower. We can bomb you back to the stone age.
Colonel Li Trang:
You can't win. Unless you want to stay here and eat rice for the next thousand years, you can't win.
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TOUR OF DUTY, like Oliver Stone's PLATOON only a year before,
shows the emotional, social, and mental sides of the Vietnam War. In oppose to those larger than life war shows and movies (including THE A-TEAM or RAMBO II), the purpose of TOUR OF DUTY is to display how the young American troops felt and experience regarding the horrors of war, and they do a fine job at that. Terrance Knox and Stephen
Caffrey are fine as the leaders the platoon in subject.
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