China Beach (1988)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Period Show [TV], War Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

China Beach was the second and more successful of two Vietnam-era TV dramas of 1987-88 (the other was Tour of Duty). Set at a Da Nang r-and-r center in 1967, China Beach recounts the era as seen through eyes of several women who served. The distaff stars are Dana Delany (the nurse), Nacy Giles (the AFRS disc jockey), Concetta Tomei (the special services officer) and Marg Helgenberger (the civilian volunteer worker). The anecdotal two-hour pilot film for the series was first telecast April 26, 1988. Chloe Webb, who appeared in the pilot and the first few episodes, portrays a buoyant USO entertainer.



war, army, atrocity, doctor/nurse, hospital, medical, military, songwriter, tour-of-duty, USO-entertainer, volunteer