Families, friends, enemies, and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate city of Port Charles, New York, 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 / ... 2,701 episodes, 1993-2021
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 2,184 episodes, 1991-2021
Laura Wright ...  Carly Corinthos / ... 2,101 episodes, 2005-2021
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 2,011 episodes, 2003-2021
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,980 episodes, 1997-2021
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,700 episodes, 1996-2021
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,329 episodes, 2005-2021
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,246 episodes, 1996-2021
Chad Duell ...  Michael Corinthos / ... 1,143 episodes, 2010-2021
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,134 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,133 episodes, 2005-2016
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,122 episodes, 2009-2021


Events in this daytime drama are centered in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. On-going plots are centered around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company E.L.Q.), and some sort of international intrigue involving former Agents of the W.S.B. (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura's (Genie Francis') wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's (John Colicos') evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The exterior of General Hospital is the University of Southern California Medical Center, located east of downtown Los Angeles. See more »


[Luke's inner monologue, as Laura and Roy perform CPR on him...]
Luke Spencer: Dying is easy. It's living that's hard. Whoever said that got it right. I have to admit, I expected more fuss. A checkered flag. Martha & The Vandellas in wings and halo. At least a good blues band. But this is only mind pictures. The Dick Tracy watch Bobbie stole for my 14th birthday. The first time I laid eyes on that shiny pink cadillac. The disco ball in the middle of my own club, reflecting light and all dreams. And Laura. ...
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Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Bridesmaids (1996) See more »


Written and Performed by Dave Koz
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Best Soap Ever!
22 February 2006 | by RayvynSee all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 70s, I watched soaps with my mother. It was all the ABC ones. All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. When I was about 12 or 13. Luke and Laura got married, I wanted to see it so bad, I told my mother I was sick and stayed home from school. Over the years I stopped watching the other two and stuck with GH. It's still the best soap I've ever seen. It's not as good as it used to be but it's good. I would love to see less Sonny and Carly and more Luke and (whoever). When Luke was the hero, the show as truly great. Since now it's all about Sonny, it's getting really boring. The same old mobster stuff, Sonny isn't heroic he's a crook.

Maybe in the future GH will regain it's backbone. Maybe draw clear lines between good and evil like it did in it's hey day.


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Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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

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1.33 : 1
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