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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,338 episodes, 1993-2018
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,823 episodes, 1991-2018
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,767 episodes, 2005-2018
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,754 episodes, 2003-2018
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,721 episodes, 1997-2018
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,475 episodes, 1996-2018
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,128 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,115 episodes, 2005-2018
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,072 episodes, 1996-2017
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,070 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,041 episodes, 2009-2018
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli 994 episodes, 2006-2018
Kimberly McCullough ...  Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... 939 episodes, 1985-2018
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hospital General See more »

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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (1963-1966)| Color (1966-)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Out of respect for John Beradino's long-term contribution to the show, his face has remained in the opening credits (at least through 1997). See more »

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Luke Spencer: I'm disappointed in you, Red. Really disappointed. I mean, the Australian's rich, sure, but that's it. That's all he's got to offer. You could do so much better.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Well, I'm sure Jax has kind words for you, too.
Luke Spencer: Well, he should. I've never done anything to him. However, he has treated you like dirt, he's drop-kicked you, he's shallow as a mud puddle. What do you see in him, anyway? Why are you so hung up on him?
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Oh, there's so much more than that. Let's see while you were gone, Jax and I ...
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by Oz37See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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