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Tour of Duty 

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

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nam - Dienst in Vietnam  »

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(58 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The end credit black-and-white photos are by David Hume Kennerly, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography during the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

In all the episodes of 1st and 2nd season, quite a few characters (Taylor, Johnson, Purcell) wear helmets with chinstraps from 1970s. See more »

Quotes

[After hearing Susanna's (an officer from a rich family) story about how she joined the army]
Susanna: So, what are you doing here?
Private Alberto Ruiz: The president sent me.
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Paint It Black
(theme song)
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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The most realistic of movies made about Vietnam.
11 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Having served two tours of duty in Vietnam, I can say without hesitation that "Tour Of Duty" is the most realistic of any movies/programs that have been made about the war, excuse me, conflict, and what went on there. Zeke Anderson is the epitome of a good platoon sergeant, and Lieutenant Goldman shows wisdom in taking advice from such an experienced Non-Commissioned Officer at Zeke Anderson. A rare quality in an officer.


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