China Beach: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (26 Apr. 1988)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | War
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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 ... 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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This episode takes place in November 1967. See more »

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[On her knees to pick something up, Cherry looks up to find Dodger towering over her]
Cherry White: Hi. We're locked out. What is it?
Soldier: The Lock seems to be malfunctioning.
[Dodger levels his M-60 at the door and cocks it, about to fire]
Pvt. Elroy: Dodger! Civilization baby. You can't just blow the door away.
[after a moment Dodger takes the butt of his M-60 and smashes the door open instead]
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excellent series
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those of us who spent our teenage years during the time of the Viet Nam war, this show is particularly poignant. It reminds me of so many confusing feelings I had during that time. And it reinforces my hatred of our current "war". China Beach was a show I would love to view again and again. The acting was excellent as was the script. I would recommend this to anyone who was in their teens during the 60's. And there is a huge crowd of us just waiting for this to be released on DVD. The characters were so real, some scary, some incredibly fun. There were comic moments and very serious, sad moments. I feel it described the times very well. I still miss this show! American Dreams was another show that brought back many memories of that time and my teenage years.


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