China Beach (1988–1991)
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In an attempt to understand Boonie, Laurette volunteers to accompany Lila and Cherry on a mission in the Central Highlands. When their helicopter is shot down, they are rescued by a squad ... See full summary »

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Cherry White
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Pvt. Samuel Beckett
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Dr. Dick Richard
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Capt. Natch Austin (credit only)
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Maj. Lila Garreau
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Cpl. Boonie Lanier
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Laurette Barber
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Dee Jay
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Banks (as Kenny Ransom)
David Reynolds ...
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Kim (as Marion Kodama Yue)
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Beetle (as Michael J. Henderson)
Tommy Morgan Jr. ...
Serviceman #1 (as Tommy Morgan)
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In an attempt to understand Boonie, Laurette volunteers to accompany Lila and Cherry on a mission in the Central Highlands. When their helicopter is shot down, they are rescued by a squad of GIs supposedly being led by the legendary Captain Osborne whom Lila has come to meet. At China Beach, Dr. Richard is wounded before his R&R while operating on a wounded GI with a live mortar shell inside him, while K.C. and a frightened Boonie prepare to mount a rescue mission to locate Lila, Laurrette and Cherry. Written by Matt Patay

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Drama | War

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11 May 1988 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place in December 1967. See more »

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K.C. Kolowski: [finding Coleen sewing something] What on earth is that?
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: It's a crazy-quilt shirt for Dr. Richard. Actually, it's for his wife.
K.C. Kolowski: I trust you're familiar with her taste?
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: No but she'll love it. It's made of her husbands second home. Look we've got Boonies shorts, Cherry's patch, Laurette's dress, scrub top.
K.C. Kolowski: He should buy something in Da Nang, something she would want to wear in public.
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: You're missing the point. Each patch will mean something to Dr. Richard and he can share it with Beth-Ann in ...
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Great episode
7 September 2016 | by (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

I really like this show, every episode but there was one thing in this episode that was lame.

I groaned at the part where the doctor tossed the live round into the pit and walked away. I suppose the writers wanted to add drama to it but for Pete's sake any soldier with an ounce of training would know to get flat on the ground after dumping the mortar shell, not walk away standing up.

This is the only complaint I have on the whole first season. The show is terrific, the actors actually grow into their part after only a few episodes.


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