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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 2,349 episodes, 1993-2018
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,829 episodes, 1991-2018
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,777 episodes, 2005-2018
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,761 episodes, 2003-2018
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,727 episodes, 1997-2018
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,487 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 / ... 1,123 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
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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 »

Also Known As:

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

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Mono | Stereo

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

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1.33 : 1
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After a 14 year absence from the series, Finola Hughes returned in the role of Anna Devane on 12 May 2006. See more »

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Carly Corinthos: Sonny and I are parents together, and that's as far as it goes. Anything else is over.
Courtney Matthews Morgan: Why?
Carly Corinthos: Let's pull one thing out of the hat - Sam.
Courtney Matthews Morgan: Oh, come on, Carly, you don't honestly believe that he loves her?
Carly Corinthos: It's got nothing to do with love, Courtney. It's about keeping score. You know how it works. You disagree with Sonny, five points off. You cross him, ten points off. You do something that he thinks is betrayal, ok, you're out of the game. And right now, Sam's playing the game perfectly, ok? So let...
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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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