The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
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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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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Nam - Dienst in Vietnam  »

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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 »

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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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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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A wonderfull series that everyone should have seen.
31 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Tour of Duty is one of the best series I have ever seen. It has great performances from the entire cast, a wonderfull human story about an inhuman war and the story-telling is perfectly paced.

Sadly, it didn't get the ratings it deserved back in the states, though it was a big hit over here (and several other countries, I've learned). If you get the chance, watch it (like I'm doing now as it's being re-run on SBS-6). I doubt you'll be disappointed.


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