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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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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

As cheesy as it may appear on film, the part of the first season where they discover the N.V.A. tunnel by a soldier accidentally sitting on a nail was based on a true event from the war. During Operation Crimp (January 8 - 14, 1966, a joint operation between the U.S. and Australian troops that was the largest operation of the war at that time) a U.S. serviceman accidentally discovered a bunker complex by sitting on a nail protruding from something covering a tunnel entrance. 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

Private Marcus Taylor: The chaplain wasn't congratulating you for what you did on the field. He was congratulating you for coming back alive.
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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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