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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 2,301 episodes, 1993-2018
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,789 episodes, 1991-2018
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,730 episodes, 2005-2018
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Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,129 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
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Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,071 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,040 episodes, 2009-2018
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli 993 episodes, 2006-2018
Kimberly McCullough ...  Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... 936 episodes, 1985-2018
Anthony Geary ...  Luke Spencer / ... 934 episodes, 1978-2018
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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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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

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

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

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

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1.33 : 1
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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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