China Beach (1988–1991)
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A flashback to 1966 shows McMurphy as a hospital ward nurse who joins the army and after months in basic training, arriving for the first time at China Beach where she meets Dr. Richard for... See full summary »

Director:

John Sacret Young

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 (credit only)
Nancy Giles Nancy Giles ... Pvt. Frankie Bunsen (credit only)
Jeff Kober ... Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Dick Richard
Concetta Tomei ... Maj. Lila Garreau (credit only)
Brian Wimmer ... Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Marg Helgenberger ... K.C. Kolowski
Wings Hauser ... Lt. Col. 'Mac' Miller
Bobby Hosea ... Sweetness
Debra Stricklin Debra Stricklin ... Jan
Kerry Noonan Kerry Noonan ... Nellie
Daniel Quinn ... Medic
Tim Griffin ... Tommy
Ralph Meyering Jr. Ralph Meyering Jr. ... Col. Broyles
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Storyline

A flashback to 1966 shows McMurphy as a hospital ward nurse who joins the army and after months in basic training, arriving for the first time at China Beach where she meets Dr. Richard for the first time and she loses her innocence fast after facing the horrors of real war in dealing with the endless soldiers coming in for medical treatment and getting help from the head nurse, Jan Wyatt, and the head doctor, Dr. Singer, over handling the situations. Meanwhile, K.C. under the name of 'Charlene' and working as a secretary/call girl for the sleazy then-China Beach commander, Lt. Col. 'Mac' Miller, meets Boonie Lanier for the first time and they get close when the wounded Boonie is reluctant to go back into the bush when he recovers. K.C., using her influences, gets Mac to hire Boonie as the lifeguard at China Beach. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in November 1966. See more »

Quotes

Medic: This is Dustoff 007 calling Aid Station 36C.
Colleen McMurphy: This is Aid Station 34C. I hear you 007. Go ahead.
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