China Beach (1988–1991)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | War
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 1,559 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 5 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 23 titles
created 14 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Jul 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "China Beach" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: China Beach (1988–1991)

China Beach (1988–1991) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of China Beach.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1991   1990   1989   1988  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 24 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tour of Duty (1987–1990)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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

Stars: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker
Body of Proof (2011–2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

Stars: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend
thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two estarnged brothers (Danny Nucci, Del Zamora) get together at their father's death and decide to run the family's New Mexico ranch. Only trouble is the old place is dilapidated and badly... See full summary »

Director: Reverge Anselmo
Stars: Danny Nucci, Del Zamora, Sarah Lassez
Sweet Surrender (TV Series 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A career woman gives up her job to become a stay-at-home mother to her two children.

Stars: Mark Blum, Dana Delany, David Doyle
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Colleen McMurphy (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 Pvt. Samuel Beckett (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 Dr. Dick Richard (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 Maj. Lila Garreau (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 K.C. Kolowski (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
Brian Wimmer ...
 Cpl. Boonie Lanier (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow (58 episodes, 1988-1991)
Nancy Giles ...
 Pvt. Frankie Bunsen / ... (54 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 Sgt. Pepper / ... (28 episodes, 1989-1991)
Edit

Storyline

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 lives of the people sent to serve their country. The doctors, nurses, soldiers and even USO entertainers stationed at the base must try to come to terms with the horrors and stresses of the war around them. Not all of them succeed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Playa de China  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(60 episodes) | (pilot) | (series finale)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Several of the story lines and even some of the dialog were taken directly from the experiences and recollections of actual Vietnam era military nurses. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dick Richard: You wanna keep it down? I can't hear the war.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 13 May 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Reflections
(Theme)
Written by Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Eddie Holland
Recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The Best
1 March 2004 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

This was a very special show, one of television's finest moments. It saddens me that in an era of reality TV, we no longer have shows of integrity like this one. As with "Homicide: Life on the Streets," this show had more in common with film than it did with television. That may have been both shows' undoings, because plots require attention, etc. I'm puzzled that with "China Beach's" fan base that we haven't seen this show released on DVD. Emmy-winning performances, beautiful writing, and cinematography to match -- PLEASE GIVE US "CHINA BEACH" ON DVD!!! It would be an honor to add this one to my collection, and would give those who didn't have the pleasure of seeing it when it was new the chance to enjoy it.


27 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
does anyone know the details of McMurphy leaving Vietnam? ann-goode
DVDs are coming! EllenOlenska
what's your favorite scene/episode? runcraigrun
FOR PEOPLE WITH TIME-LIFE DVD SET sarah-103
More Information on DVD sets sarah-103
DVDs by Season sarah-103
Discuss China Beach (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page