China Beach (1988–1991)
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After a circus comes to China Beach, it will take more than magic for the people to save their love lives when McMurphy unhappily finds herself caught in a love triangle with Dr. Bernard ... See full summary »

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writers:

William Broyles Jr. (creator), John Sacret Young (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Colleen McMurphy
Michael Boatman ... Pvt. Samuel Beckett
Nancy Giles Nancy Giles ... Pvt. Frankie Bunsen (credit only)
Jeff Kober ... Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow (credit only)
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Dick Richard
Concetta Tomei ... Maj. Lila Garreau
Brian Wimmer ... Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Marg Helgenberger ... K.C. Kolowski
Derek de Lint ... Dr. Gerard Bernard
Dorian Harewood ... Major Melvin P. Otis
Tom Sizemore ... Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca, the Dog Man
Ricki Lake ... Holly Pelegrino
Troy Evans ... Sgt. Pepper
Roger Hewlett ... G.I. #2
Ramsay Midwood Ramsay Midwood ... G.I. #1
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After a circus comes to China Beach, it will take more than magic for the people to save their love lives when McMurphy unhappily finds herself caught in a love triangle with Dr. Bernard and Vinny. Meanwhile, Boonie tries to get closer to Holly. K.C. and Major Otis get an unpleasant surprise when they meet at a state dinner when he runs into her while she's on the job soliciting. Also, the demoted Lila turns her frustrations on Sarge Pepper. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | War

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Maj. Lila Garreau: ...You think I'm a fool, don't you Lieutenant?
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: What ever gives you that impression, Major?
Maj. Lila Garreau: Most of you short timers do. My father was in for 35 years. A Master Sergeant. NCO kids didn't play with officers children. They were royalty. Nobody thought I could make it through OTS. My father cried at my graduation, then he saluted me, crisp as you please.
[Pointing at leaves on shoulder]
Maj. Lila Garreau: This means everything. I made something if myself. I know you think it's a joke. The army just gets in your way of ...
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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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