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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,385 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,870 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,808 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,798 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,761 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,511 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,146 episodes, 2005-2019
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,127 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,071 episodes, 1996-2017
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,067 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,042 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 998 episodes, 2006-2019
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Storyline

Events in this daytime drama are centred in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. Ongoing plots are centred around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company ELQ), and some sort of international intrigue involving former agents of the WSB (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke and Laura's wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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Color | Black and White (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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During Ned and Lois's wedding, head writer Claire Labine made a guest appearance as one of Carmine and Gloria Cerullo's neighbors in New York. See more »

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Dr. Cameron Lewis: Alexis, thanks for coming.
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Alexis Davis Cassadine: You know I can't do that. It's a conflict of interest.
Dr. Cameron Lewis: Alexis, he's been shot. He's in the basement of this hotel with a loaded gun.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Then go down there and help him.
Dr. Cameron Lewis: I've done all he'll allow. If somebody doesn't talk him down, he'll probably be killed resisting arrest. Alexis, I can't help my son. Maybe you can.
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These are the days of our crimes...
4 August 2002 | by crooow64See all my reviews

Once upon a time there was a "story" that brought the kids home from school just to see it. It was called "DARK SHADOWS", but then later another soap did the same thing, it was called GENERAL HOSPITAL. In the early 80's this show managed to rise above it's soapiness with sharp writing and novel concepts that attracted the younger viewers female AND male. Throughout the 80's and early 90's GH managed to ride on that loyal fan base. But during the last 7-8 years GH has struggled mainly due to LOUSY WRITING. The current scribes seem to think the audience wants to watch heroic crime-lords break the law and beloved characters die horribly. It's a shame that this once cutting edge show has devolved into a show about a mobster, his moll and his cardboard cut-out henchman. ABC should either fire the current writers and producers or PULL THE PLUG on this terminal soap.


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