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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
24 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Terence Knox ... Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stephen Caffrey ... Lt. Myron Goldman (58 episodes, 1987-1990)

Tony Becker ... Cpl. Daniel 'Danny' Percell / ... (57 episodes, 1987-1990)

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Pvt. Marcus Taylor / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)

Ramón Franco ... Pvt. Alberto Ruiz / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stan Foster ... SP4 Marvin Johnson / ... (44 episodes, 1987-1989)

Dan Gauthier ... Lt. John McKay (32 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Series Directed by
Bill L. Norton (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jim Johnston (9 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stephen L. Posey (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bradford May (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Randy Roberts (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Charles Correll (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
George Kaczender (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Edwin Sherin (3 episodes, 1989)
Aaron Lipstadt (2 episodes, 1987)
Reynaldo Villalobos (2 episodes, 1987)
James A. Contner (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Helaine Head (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
L. Travis Clark (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Steve Duncan (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Rick Husky (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
Steven Smith (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert Bielak (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bill L. Norton (3 episodes, 1987)
Bruce Reisman (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Robert Burns Clark (3 episodes, 1988)
Steve Bello (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Wyles (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jerry Patrick Brown (2 episodes, 1989)

David Ehrman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Zev Braun .... executive producer (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Brian Herskowitz .... associate producer / assistant producer (37 episodes, 1988-1990)
Vahan Moosekian .... coordinating producer / producer / ... (24 episodes, 1987-1989)
Rick Husky .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (23 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bill L. Norton .... co-executive producer (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ronald L. Schwary .... producer (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert Bielak .... co-producer (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steve Bello .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Steven Smith .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Dennis Cooper .... co-executive producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 1989)
James A. Westman .... producer (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Conlan (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen L. Posey (21 episodes, 1987-1989)
Peter Smokler (2 episodes, 1988)

Bob Moore (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Duffy (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Stephen Michael (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Thomas Petersen (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ellen Ring Jacobson (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kim Secrist (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Ripps (4 episodes, 1987-1989)

Herbert H. Dow (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Barbara Claman (27 episodes, 1987-1990)
Maureen A. Arata (14 episodes, 1987-1989)
Mark Saks (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Mayling Cheng (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mayling Cheng (17 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Drake (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gary Fettis (4 episodes, 1989)
Henry Kanahele (3 episodes, 1987)
Rick Caprarelli (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
James R. Scribner .... makeup artist (25 episodes, 1987-1990)
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ora Green .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
James A. Westman .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... executive in charge of production (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
James Ragan .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1989)
S. Michael Formica .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald L. Schwary .... second unit director (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tony Mason .... first assistant director / second assistant director (16 episodes, 1987-1990)
Howard Ellis .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gary Law .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tommy Burns .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1987)
W. Alexander Ellis .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1989)
Robert S. Mills .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1990)
Peter C. Graupner .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)
Mark S. Glick .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)

Joel Chernoff .... second unit director (unknown episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Art Department
Richard A. Mazzochi .... property master (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Aaron .... assistant property master / property master (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jim Zemansky .... property master (4 episodes, 1989)

Mychael Bates .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Susan Moore-Chong .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (36 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound editor / sound editing (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Blake Wilcox .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1990)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Larry Roberts .... special effects (25 episodes, 1987-1990)
Roger George .... special effects (2 episodes, 1987)
Erich Martin Hicks .... assistant special effects (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunt coordinator / stunts (15 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ted Grossman .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Larry Holt .... stunts (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Troy Brown .... stunts (2 episodes, 1988)
Bobby Burns .... stunts (2 episodes, 1989-1990)

Al Goto .... stunts (unknown episodes, 1987-1989)
Ed Anders .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Darryl Chan .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Phil Chong .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Jude Courtney .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Albert Furuto .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andy Gill .... stunt double: Terence Knox (unknown episodes)
Curtis Lupo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Khristian Lupo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Joe Murphy .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Ronan Sakai .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jon Sakata .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Toy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael E. Little .... camera operator / second operator: camera (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Richard Sands .... gaffer (24 episodes, 1987-1990)
George Cambra .... key grip (18 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan Caso .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
James Sweet .... key grip (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kevin McGill .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1988)
Lennie Evans .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990)

Robert K. Feldmann .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Lee Redmond .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Louise Dushkin .... vietnamese casting / casting: Vietnamese (24 episodes, 1987-1990)
Marge Spencer .... casting: Hawaii (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Amos .... costume supervisor / wardrobe (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Fred Long .... wardrobe (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Andy Lichtstein .... telecine colorist (37 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Passon .... color timer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Karl Jacobsen .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Art Fein .... music consultant (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
John McCullough .... music consultant (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Transportation Department
John Reed .... driver (11 episodes, 1988)

Leroy Reed .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Joseph A. Liuzzi .... location manager (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
Bruce Nahin .... film commissioner (58 episodes, 1987-1990)
L. Travis Clark .... executive consultant (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
Steve Duncan .... executive consultant (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
Michael B. Christy .... technical advisor / technical advisor: military (36 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator / helicopter pilot (23 episodes, 1987-1990)
Greg Knapp .... set medic (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steven Smith .... executive story editor (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert Burns Clark .... story editor (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ed Knight .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bruce Reisman .... story editor (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Elia Katz .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Patrick Brown .... story editor (3 episodes, 1989)
David Kemper .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1990)

Bundy Chanock .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Bob Corff .... voice teacher (unknown episodes)
Alan J. Lam .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Nicki McCain .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Bill McCamey .... first aid nurse (unknown episodes)
Paul Sinor .... technical advisor: military (unknown episodes)
Bill Walker .... production controller (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
45 min (58 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Anachronisms: 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:
Private Marcus Taylor:The chaplain wasn't congratulating you for what you did on the field. He was congratulating you for coming back alive.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Paint It BlackSee more »

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51 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
very realistic, 3 September 2003
Author: dtucker86 from Germany

I am a Sergeant in the Army with 17 years of experience in the National Guard and on active duty, I am also a Desert Storm veteran (and cotton picking proud of it!). I usually get a really hearty laugh when I watch tv shows and films with a military theme because they are so unrealistic and it just isn't like that in real life. I used to love to watch Tour Of Duty, however, because it was realistic and for a change it told the story like it really was. It dealt realistically with the real issues that affected soldiers in the Vietnam war, the drug addiction, the racism, the desertions, the meddling by the politicians, the incompetence of many of the top brass. So often watching this show would make me angry because it was so frightning and so true. Above all, it showed the way the people back home were so cruel to the veterans and spit on them and called them baby killers. Terence Knox and the other cast members all did an amazing job and made this a very special show that touched a lot of people. I am sure that many Vietnam vets who watched this show cried because it brought back so many sad memories for them. We owe these special men a long-overdue debt of thanks. Tour Of Duty reminds us of their sacrifice and that is what made it such a great show.

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