China Beach

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China Beach
China Beach-Logo.jpg
Premiere April 26, 1988
Finale July 22, 1991
Creator William Broyles, Jr.
John Sacret Young
Network ABC
Style 60-minute military drama
Company Sacret, Inc.,
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 62 + pilot movie
Origin USA

China Beach is a military drama that aired on ABC.

The series looks at the Vietnam War from unique perspectives: those of the women, military personnel, and civilians, who were present during the conflict. The title refers to My Khe beach in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam, which was nicknamed "China Beach" in English by American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dana Delany Colleen McMurphy 1 2 3 4
Nan Woods Cherry White 1 2
Michael Boatman Sam Beckett 1 2 3 4
Marg Helgenberger Karen Charlene "KC" Kolanski 1 2 3 4
Jeff Kober Dodger 1 2 3 4
Robert Picardo Dr. "Dick" Richards 1 2 3 4
Tim Ryan Captain Bartholomew "Natch" Austen 1 2
Concetta Tomei Major Lila Gureau 1 2 3 4
Brian Wimmer Boonwell "Boonie" Lanier 1 2 3 4
Chloe Webb Laurette Barber 1
Megan Gallagher Wayloo Marie Holmes 2
Nancy Giles Francis "Frankie" Bunsen 2 3 4
Troy Evans Sergeant Bartholomew Pepper 2 3 4
Ricki Lake Holly 3
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One April 26, 1988 June 8, 1988 8
Season Two November 30, 1988 May 3, 1989 17
Season Three September 20, 1989 April 30, 1990 22
Season Four September 29, 1990 July 22, 1991 17

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 September 30, 2013 3

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