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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
26 April 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dateline: November 1967, within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 24 wins & 46 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 96)

Dana Delany ... Colleen McMurphy (61 episodes, 1988-1991)

Michael Boatman ... Pvt. Samuel Beckett (61 episodes, 1988-1991)

Robert Picardo ... Dr. Dick Richard (61 episodes, 1988-1991)

Concetta Tomei ... Maj. Lila Garreau (61 episodes, 1988-1991)

Marg Helgenberger ... K.C. Kolowski (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Brian Wimmer ... Cpl. Boonie Lanier (61 episodes, 1988-1991)

Jeff Kober ... Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow (57 episodes, 1988-1991)
Nancy Giles ... Pvt. Frankie Bunsen / ... (53 episodes, 1988-1991)

Troy Evans ... Sgt. Pepper / ... (28 episodes, 1989-1991)
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Series Directed by
Mimi Leder (13 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Sacret Young (12 episodes, 1988-1991)
Christopher Leitch (5 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael Fresco (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Fred Gerber (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Ray Rhodes (4 episodes, 1989)
Rod Holcomb (3 episodes, 1988)
Steve Dubin (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Katleman (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Carol Flint (19 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Wells (18 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Sacret Young (15 episodes, 1988-1991)
Lydia Woodward (14 episodes, 1989-1991)
Susan Rhinehart (7 episodes, 1988-1991)
Josef Anderson (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
William Broyles Jr. (4 episodes, 1988)
Cathryn Michon (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Toni Graphia (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alan Brennert (2 episodes, 1989)
Patricia Green (2 episodes, 1989)
Georgia Jeffries (2 episodes, 1989)
Paris Qualles (2 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
John Sacret Young .... executive producer (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
Geno Escarrega .... co-producer / producer / ... (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Wells .... supervising producer / producer / ... (55 episodes, 1988-1991)
Fred Gerber .... producer / coordinating producer / ... (38 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mimi Leder .... producer / supervising producer (38 episodes, 1989-1991)
Christopher Nelson .... co-producer / associate producer (25 episodes, 1988-1991)
Georgia Jeffries .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Patricia Green .... supervising producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Barbara Marshall .... associate producer / co-producer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Carol Flint .... producer (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lydia Woodward .... producer (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rod Holcomb .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1988)
John Lugar .... producer (6 episodes, 1988)
Darryl Levine .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Chihara (54 episodes, 1988-1991)
Shirley Walker (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Rubinstein (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
Geno Escarrega (2 episodes, 1990)
Nathan Wang (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Thorpe (27 episodes, 1989-1991)
John J. Connor (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Francis Grumman (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Erwin Dumbrille (17 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jacque Elaine Toberen (16 episodes, 1988-1991)
Christopher Nelson (8 episodes, 1988-1991)
Randy Jon Morgan (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Irvin Paik (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Deborah Romare (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mort Fallick (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting by
John Frank Levey (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Patricia Noland (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Stephen Myles Berger (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
James William Newport (7 episodes, 1988)
Scott Ritenour (3 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Art Direction by
Joe Wood (19 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chas. Butcher (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joseph M. Altadonna (4 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Korian (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Costume Design by
Paula Lynn Kaatz (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Darryl Levine (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Susan Zietlow-Maust .... department head hair stylist (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Production Management
Fred Gerber .... unit production manager (41 episodes, 1988-1990)
Paul Marks .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chip Vucelich .... second assistant director / first assistant director (32 episodes, 1989-1991)
Paul Marks .... second assistant director / first assistant director (23 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael Katleman .... first assistant director (17 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mark S. Glick .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Deborah A. Dell'Amico .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1988-1991)
Cynthia Convery .... second second assistant director (4 episodes, 1988)
Eric Jewett .... second assistant director / first assistant director (4 episodes, 1988)
Howie Horowitz .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Tom Davies .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Rory Romero .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Robert P. Cohen .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
Sharon Mann .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1988)
Edward Crocitto .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Raiche .... property master (1 episode, 1988)
Ron Reedy .... property assistant (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Lowell Harris .... production sound mixer (63 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Agalsoff Jr. .... boom operator (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (31 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rusty Amodeo .... boom operator (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Walter Newman .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1988-1991)
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer (6 episodes, 1988)
Don Cahn .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jim Cook .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Artie Torgersen .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Purcell .... special effects (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Stunts
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunt coordinator / aerial coordinator / ... (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry D. Knight .... electrician (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Randy Shanofsky .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom D. May .... key grip (7 episodes, 1988)
Damon Marcellino .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Vilmos Zsigmond .... photographer: special interview sequences (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Casting Department
Donna Isaacson .... casting: New York (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Lynn Kaatz .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1988)
Darryl Levine .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1988)
Robert Stewart .... set costumer (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... telecine colorist (39 episodes, 1989-1991)
Randy Jon Morgan .... supervising editor (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marc Wielage .... telecine colorist (11 episodes, 1988)
Christopher Nelson .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1988)
Neal Krone .... trailer editor (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Music Department
John Rubinstein .... composer: theme / composer: main title theme (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (44 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dave Robling .... transportation coordinator (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Other crew
Bruce Nahin .... film commissioner (63 episodes, 1988-1991)
Michael E. Sexton .... location manager / production assistant (63 episodes, 1988-1991)
William Broyles Jr. .... executive consultant (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
Carol Flint .... executive story editor / story editor (39 episodes, 1988-1990)
Lydia Woodward .... executive script consultant (39 episodes, 1988-1990)
Josef Anderson .... story editor / executive story editor (29 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nancy Lazarus .... assistant location manager (5 episodes, 1989)
Rosemarie Clemente-Johnstone .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1988)
Ann Donahue .... story editor (2 episodes, 1988)
Mimi Leder .... production consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
 

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60 min (60 episodes) | 120 min (pilot) | 120 min (series finale)
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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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: McMurphy's pilot boyfriend is a Captain (wearing two silver bars on each shoulder) and has Command Pilot wings on his flight suit name tag (pilot's wings with a star surrounded by a wreath). To earn Command Pilot wings you have to be a rated pilot for 15 years and have 3,000 hours of flight time. No pilot in the USAF would be a rated pilot for 15 years and amass 3,000 flying hours and still be a Captain. Besides, assuming he graduated college at age 22 and flight training at 23, and then flew for 15 years he would be 38 years old. Clearly he isn't that old. [See Wikipedia article on "U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating" for rating criteria]See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Dick Richard:You wanna keep it down? I can't hear the war.See more »
Soundtrack:
ReflectionsSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One of the best shows created for TV, 27 September 2005
Author: from United States

Dana Delaney's "McMurphy" (the principal character) is complex, captivating, beautiful and sexy. The entire cast is outstanding, right down to the extras. The scripts and story lines are gripping and move the viewer from one emotion to another, moment to moment. Issues great and small are addressed in each episode and characters are well-developed and allowed to grow and change throughout the series. One particularly outstanding and unique episode is built around interviews with nurses who actually served in Viet Nam, including the nurse who was the model for the McMurphy character. These interviews are coupled with scenes from the series that illustrate the interviews. It is one of my fondest hopes that the entire series will finally be released on DVD.

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