Pilot for the TV series introduces the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam, 1967 who include cool but callous Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, naive Red Cross newcomer ... See full summary »

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Pilot for the TV series introduces the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam, 1967 who include cool but callous Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, singer Laurette Barber, and cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski trying to deal with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and dealing with their own individual lives. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Drama | War

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26 April 1988 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place in November 1967. See more »

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Cherry White: Who's that?
K.C. Koloski: The Ambassador at large, here to see how we're winning the war.
Cherry White: Are we?
K.C. Koloski: Would you believe what I told you?
Cherry White: Maybe.
K.C. Koloski: Would you believe what they told you?
Cherry White: Maybe not.
K.C. Koloski: [Chuckles] That's a start.
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Excellent drama about the Vietnam war. Respectful treatment of Vets.
4 September 1998 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

China Beach is my all-time favorite TV drama. The series combined the drama and adventure of war time with a tender respect for the men and women who served in Vietnam. I am especially appreciate of the respect shown to the soldiers.


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