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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 2,463 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,945 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,875 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,863 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,821 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,566 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,195 episodes, 2005-2019
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,132 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,131 episodes, 2005-2016
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,112 episodes, 1996-2019
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,077 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,050 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 1,001 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]

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 (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Towards 2005 and the beginning of 2006, the virus storyline brought back a herd of immensely popular characters. Rick Springfield had previously returned as Dr. Noah Drake and stayed throughout the beginning. Brad Maule returned as Dr. Tony Jones, and asked the writers to kill off his character. The presumed dead Robert Scorpio returned, bringing in additional viewers and Tristan Rogers has decided to return ornament at the end of March 06, Emma Samms returned as Holly Scorpio, also presumed dead, who held the virus cure for ransom. Bringing back old characters and actors has been such a hit for "General Hospital", they have decided to bring back John Ingle's version of Edward Quartermaine, try to get a storyline for Constance Towers' legendary Helena Cassadine, and plan in the future to bring back Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) to reunite with Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer. See more »

Quotes

Emily Quartermaine: Jase, you know I think you're perfect.
Jason Morgan: Ah, I'm far from it, Emily.
Emily Quartermaine: And it would be perfect if you'd just get out of your own way and just let yourself be happy.
Jason Morgan: Please, don't do this.
Emily Quartermaine: You know what? I've heard all the reason's that you and Courtney can't be happy, Jason. I'm not sure I believe them. I'm not sure you do, either. But I'm absolutely convinced that love is precious, Jason, it's rare, and you'd be a fool to throw it away. And my big brother's nobody's fool.
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Great soap opera
22 May 2002 | by Kellyann-1See all my reviews

General Hospital is a long running soap opera that had wonderful leadership with Gloria Monty and Wendy Riche and amazing writers like Claire Labine. Also great performances by John Beradino,Rachel Ames, Tony Geary,Genie Francis,Tristan Rogers,Finola Hughes,Kimberly Mccullough,Vanessa Marcil,Alicia Leigh Willis and Billy Warlock.

Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes were incredible as Robert and Anna in the 80s and 90s where GH was filled with action,adventure and romance.

The highlight of the 1990s included storylines of the family. BJ Jones's death, Monica Quartermaine fighting breast cancer, Stone and Robin's love story and their AIDS storyline. Plus the amazing chemistry and connection that made Sonny&Brenda soulmates.

GH hit a rough patch in 2000-2001 with many backstage changes but it is improving in 2002. One of the most promising current storylines is the AJ Quartermaine and Courtney Matthews relationship. Billy Warlock and Alicia Leigh Willis have phenomenal chemistry that makes watching in 2002 a must.


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