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Tour of Duty 

The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
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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 / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ...  Pvt. Marcus Taylor / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
Ramón Franco ...  Pvt. Alberto Ruiz / ... 56 episodes, 1987-1990
Stan Foster Stan Foster ...  SP4 Marvin Johnson / ... 45 episodes, 1987-1989
Dan Gauthier ...  Lt. John McKay 32 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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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nam - Dienst in Vietnam 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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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

[The area behind the platoon is swarming with V.C.]
Lt. Myron Goldman: We got to check our rear.
Pvt. Alberto Ruiz: I'll go.
Lt. Myron Goldman: I can't do that to you, Ruiz.
Pvt. Alberto Ruiz: Don't worry about it, sir. It's like a walk through Central Park... Only half as dangerous.
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Paint It Black
(theme song)
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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The most realistic of movies made about Vietnam.
11 March 2000 | by Lawman-9See all my reviews

Having served two tours of duty in Vietnam, I can say without hesitation that "Tour Of Duty" is the most realistic of any movies/programs that have been made about the war, excuse me, conflict, and what went on there. Zeke Anderson is the epitome of a good platoon sergeant, and Lieutenant Goldman shows wisdom in taking advice from such an experienced Non-Commissioned Officer at Zeke Anderson. A rare quality in an officer.


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