The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Lt. Myron Goldman 58 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Cpl. Daniel 'Danny' Percell / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Pvt. Marcus Taylor / ... 56 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Pvt. Alberto Ruiz / ... 55 episodes, 1987-1990
Stan Foster ...  SP4 Marvin Johnson / ... 44 episodes, 1987-1989
...  Lt. John McKay 32 episodes, 1989-1990
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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

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nam - Dienst in Vietnam  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Helicopter scenes with Lieutenant John McKay (Dan Gauthier) were filmed on the ground with the rotors of the helicopter turning. See more »

Goofs

In the pilot episode, with a background of 1967, all of the characters wear helmets with helmet covers issued in 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Zeke Anderson: Well, well, well. Purcell, you look as clean as a Mississippi sheriff on election day.
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

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Paint It Black
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Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Outstanding and underrated series.
13 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Tour Of Duty" is quite frankly one of my most favorite TV series of all time, and for good reason too. Aside from being highly entertaining, the show made attempts to show what life was like for soldiers during the Vietnam war. In spite of prime time network regulations, the stories were gritty and unglamorous, and rarely were there any feel-good endings to episodes.

It's a shame that many of the talented actors who made up the "Tour Of Duty" cast (with the exception of John Dye and Kim Delaney) aren't seen as often on TV anymore. I hope that there's a slim chance of a reunion movie being made, given the strong following this show developed over the years.


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