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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 2,463 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,945 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,875 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,863 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,821 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,566 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,195 episodes, 2005-2019
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,132 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,131 episodes, 2005-2016
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,112 episodes, 1996-2019
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,077 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,050 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 1,001 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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| (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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The exterior of General Hospital is the University of Southern California Medical Center, located east of downtown Los Angeles. See more »

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Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: I don't need a blueprint to know what went on here. Helena dangled the treasure in front of you, you took the bait, and she turned it to her advantage.
Samantha McCall: I have no idea what you're talking about, Jax. I just met this Helena person. I was in her company for all of five minutes.
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: That's the scary part, Sam. You're so desperate for this treasure you've aligned yourself with a psychopath you know nothing about. Well, I know Helena. Now, you may lie and cheat with the best of them...
Samantha McCall: Oh, thank you, I ...
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by Oz37See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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