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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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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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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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Camino al infierno  »

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Trivia

Helicopter scenes with the character John McKay, were filmed on the ground with the rotors of the helicopter turning. 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: You gotta do it, Marcus! You're gonna get court marshaled, man!
Private Marcus Taylor: What're they gonna do?! Send me to Vietnam?! Nigga, I am in Vietnam!
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Paint It Black
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Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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User Reviews

A Great Moment for Television
31 August 2000 | by (Out there in the dark) – See all my reviews

"Tour of Duty" was one of the few truly great TV series ever produced. The show has so many good qualities, it is hard to know where to begin. First off, the writing is almost always top-drawer. Plots are often completely unpredictable, regular characters die, an intelligent audience is assumed. Of the fifty-eight episodes filmed, there may be 2 or 3 that are not of the highest caliber.

As for acting, it couldn't be better. All roles are perfectly cast and the mostly superior acting talents involved bring tremendous depth to their textured characters. These people all seem so real. It is, in fact, surprising how few of these cast members have been heard from again. Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Miguel Nunez, Tony Becker, Stan Foster, John Dye, Carl Weathers, Lee Majors and others are simply unforgettable. The viewer follows them through some of the most harrowing and moving plot developments ever conceived for the TV medium. When, in the end, the "Tour" is over, there is an almost overwhelming sense of sadness and loss at seeing these marvelous characters depart. This series concentrates on the relationships that form between men in the military/combat environment. The point is made several times that these people have learned to care about each other and that this bond is what gives meaning to their mission.

A brilliant, wrenching credit to the power of television. "Tour of Duty" should be seen by all.


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