China Beach (1988–1991)
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In 1967, the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam include the cool but compassionate Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, the naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, the singer ... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Holcomb
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Colleen McMurphy
Nan Woods ... Cherry White
Michael Boatman ... Pvt. Samuel Beckett
Marg Helgenberger ... K.C. Kolowski
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Dick Richard
Tim Ryan ... Capt. Natch Austen
Concetta Tomei ... Maj. Lila Garreau
Brian Wimmer ... Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Chloe Webb ... Laurette Barber
James Cromwell ... Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
Jeff Kober ... Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow
Bobby Hosea ... Pvt. Elroy
Christopher Allport ... Elliott Endicott
Gail O'Grady ... Georgia Lee
Christopher Michael Moore Christopher Michael Moore ... Dr. Dum
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In 1967, the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam include the cool but compassionate Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, the naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, the singer Laurette Barber and the cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski. They try to deal with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and dealing with their own individual lives. Written by matt-282

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Drama | History | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costuming for a Series. See more »

Quotes

Laurette Barber: Hey, how's it going?
[McMurphy continues walking and ignoring Laurette]
Laurette Barber: You don't like me, do you?
Colleen McMurphy: I don't know you.
Laurette Barber: And you don't want to.
Colleen McMurphy: I didn't say that.
Laurette Barber: You didn't have to.
Colleen McMurphy: Okay... no. I don't want to know you.
Laurette Barber: Why? Boy, you've sure got the water-tight doors shut down.
Colleen McMurphy: It comes with the territory.
[...]
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Connections

References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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China Beach DVD
20 November 2007 | by kcook8-1See all my reviews

I wish the producers would issue the entire series on DVDs. I would pay dearly to buy all the episodes. In my opinion, this was one of the best shows on TV ever. I ran a search for China Beach and found some sites which said they were selling DVDs for all China Beach seasons. However, Amazon, which is reputable, says that China Beach is not yet available on DVD. Does anyone know when the producers may release the series on DVD?

This was probably the best thing ever done about the Viet Nam war, which was told from the participants viewpoint.

If anyone has any suggestions as to how we could urge the producers to issue DVDs on the series, I would appreciate knowing how to reach them.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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