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Tour of Duty 

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The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
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3   2   1  
1990   1989   1988   1987  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Terence Knox ...  Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1990
Stephen Caffrey ...  Lt. Myron Goldman 58 episodes, 1987-1990
Tony Becker ...  Cpl. Daniel 'Danny' Percell / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1990
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ...  Pvt. Marcus Taylor / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1990
Ramón Franco ...  Pvt. Alberto Ruiz / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
Stan Foster Stan Foster ...  SP4 Marvin Johnson / ... 47 episodes, 1987-1989
Dan Gauthier ...  Lt. John McKay 33 episodes, 1989-1990
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Storyline

This series offers an unflinching look at the "tours of duty" of several members of a platoon during the Vietnam War. Death is inevitable in war, and major characters do die. The protagonists face the Viet Cong, social disapproval, and sometimes themselves over the course of the series. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The opening theme song, "Paint it Black", was also used as the end theme for Full Metal Jacket (1987). See more »

Goofs

In the episode where the soldiers take leave in Hawaii we see them walk to their plane at the end with a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter sitting behind them. But this aircraft would not exist until the mid-1970s See more »

Quotes

Major Rigby: Yes, this village is going to be a hallmark of what Americans and Vietnamese can accomplish when they work together. It might ever rub out some of that cynicism of yours, Sergeant.
Sgt. Zeke Anderson: I'm not cynical, sir. I'm just responsible for a lot of men who depend on me being realistic.
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

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Eve of Destruction
Written by P.F. Sloan
Performed by Barry McGuire
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Realistic, wonderful, just plain, THE BEST!!
18 April 2001 | by kuoamusicSee all my reviews

Being a vet from the Viet Nam conflict era, I can't help but watch each episode over and over. This is the most realistic show on t.v.. When "COMBAT" came on in the 60s, My Dad , a WWII vet, said it was the most realistic WWII show he had ever seen. It also followed the main characters through tough battles. TOUR OF DUTY goes beyond "combat" probably because of the lack of strict censorship in the 80s compared to the 60s. I just have to say, the cast, the writing , the directing, and the filming of TOUR OF DUTY, marks the epidomy of excellence in television. Thanks goes out to "TBS" for bringing this great show back. When I get off of work at 2:00p.m., it gives me a chance to get home, get relaxed and settle in for the best hour on t.v.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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