The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
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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 / ... 56 episodes, 1987-1990
Ramón Franco ...  Pvt. Alberto Ruiz / ... 55 episodes, 1987-1990
Stan Foster Stan Foster ...  SP4 Marvin Johnson / ... 44 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

When using smoke grenades for signalling and marking locations on the ground, the signaler "pops smoke", but does not identify the color of the smoke. The receiver of the signal identifies the color, and that color is confirmed by the smoke popper. Routinely, the platoon uses smoke and identifies the color at the same time. See more »

Goofs

In all the episodes of 1st and 2nd season, quite a few characters (Taylor, Johnson, Purcell) wear helmets with chinstraps from 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Zeke Anderson: What's wrong, Taylor?
Pvt. Marcus Taylor: It's my leg, sarge.
Sgt. Zeke Anderson: Your leg? You're sitting in a hole! How the hell'd you get shot in the leg?
Pvt. Marcus Taylor: That's the thing, I've been sitting here too long. I got the worst charlie horse I ever had.
Sgt. Zeke Anderson: You know what, Taylor? Every time I think I heard it all, all I gotta do is talk to you and realize that I ain't heard a damn thing yet.
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Connections

Referenced in Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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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