China Beach: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (26 Apr. 1988)

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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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The very best - never miss an episode
4 September 2001 | by (South Hill, Virginia) – See all my reviews

China Beach is simply a wonderful and true to fact as told to me by relatives that were there. All of you have done a really great job. I never miss a single episode. It really makes a person do a lot of thinking about such a "war" and all of the consiquences. My brother in law came back an alcoholic and I can surely understand why.


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