China Beach (1988–1991)
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Where the Boys Are 

McMurphy, overworking herself into exhaustion and on the verge of a nervous breakdown, is forced to take R&R until she has enough rest. She then finds herself caught up against an ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Ray Rhodes (as Michael Rhodes)

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
Marg Helgenberger ... K.C. Kolowski
Jeff Kober ... Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow (credit only)
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Dick Richard
Concetta Tomei ... Maj. Lila Garreau
Brian Wimmer ... Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Megan Gallagher ... Wayloo Marie Holmes
Ned Vaughn ... Jeff Hyers
Elizabeth Lindsey Elizabeth Lindsey ... Mai
Marco Rodríguez ... Ray
Teresa Crespo Teresa Crespo ... Filipino Musician #2
Andrew Van Dusen Andrew Van Dusen ... Soldier #1
Stephen B. Davis Stephen B. Davis ... Soldier #3 (as Steven B. Davis)
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Storyline

McMurphy, overworking herself into exhaustion and on the verge of a nervous breakdown, is forced to take R&R until she has enough rest. She then finds herself caught up against an unrelenting, good-natured Jeff Hyers, a young combat medic. Disturbed by the fact that so many of the men killed in action weren't old enough to attend their senior prom in high school, she inspires Boonie and Hyers to put one on for the GIs of China Beach. Meanwhile, Wayloo's pursuit of Boonie's story of his combat history results in unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. Also, an Army helicopter pilot peruses Frankie and shows her the joys of flying. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At 19:27 into the episode, McMurphy is in a chair on the beach reading a book. The book is a murder mystery by John D. McDonald titled "Nightmare In Pink". See more »

Quotes

[McMurphy wakes up on the beach]
Dr. Dick Richard: Blessings on him that first invented sleep, Tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap. Cervantes, You'd agree wouldn't you?
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: Where am I?
Dr. Dick Richard: Ft. Lauderdale, spring break. Don't you remember? You fell asleep in the car.
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: Where's my watch?
[Realizing she is in a bathing suit]
Nurse Colleen McMurphy: Where are my clothes? How did I get to the beach? This is China Beach.
Dr. Dick Richard: China Beach? China Beach was years ago, war's over, ...
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