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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,476 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,953 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,882 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,869 episodes, 2003-2019
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Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,120 episodes, 1996-2019
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Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,051 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 1,003 episodes, 2006-2019
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Storyline

Events in this daytime drama are centred in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. Ongoing plots are centred around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company ELQ), and some sort of international intrigue involving former agents of the WSB (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke and Laura's wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

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English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color | Black and White (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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When he was cast on the show Maurice Bernard was given the choice between playing Michael "Sonny" Corinthos or Damian Smith. He chose the former because it was supposed to be a 6 month job, while the role of Damian Smith was a 2-year contract role. See more »

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Carly Corinthos: You know, as we get closer to the baby's due date, you go further and further inside yourself. You're more angry, You're more tense and the nightmares they come every night and I wake up to you either fighting demons in your sleep or your downstairs here in the dark. You think you're alone in this, and that breaks my heart. I'm scared, too, Sonny. Yeah, I almost bled to death when Michael was born. And I need you more now than ever, and you're just pulling further and further away. You're right...
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Great soap opera
22 May 2002 | by Kellyann-1See all my reviews

General Hospital is a long running soap opera that had wonderful leadership with Gloria Monty and Wendy Riche and amazing writers like Claire Labine. Also great performances by John Beradino,Rachel Ames, Tony Geary,Genie Francis,Tristan Rogers,Finola Hughes,Kimberly Mccullough,Vanessa Marcil,Alicia Leigh Willis and Billy Warlock.

Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes were incredible as Robert and Anna in the 80s and 90s where GH was filled with action,adventure and romance.

The highlight of the 1990s included storylines of the family. BJ Jones's death, Monica Quartermaine fighting breast cancer, Stone and Robin's love story and their AIDS storyline. Plus the amazing chemistry and connection that made Sonny&Brenda soulmates.

GH hit a rough patch in 2000-2001 with many backstage changes but it is improving in 2002. One of the most promising current storylines is the AJ Quartermaine and Courtney Matthews relationship. Billy Warlock and Alicia Leigh Willis have phenomenal chemistry that makes watching in 2002 a must.


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