China Beach

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In an era of testosterone-driven Vietnam movies such as Platoon, China Beach, created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young, delivered the war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military... read more

In an era of testosterone-driven Vietnam movies such as Platoon, China Beach, created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young, delivered the war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military personnel and civilians who were present during the conflict. Set in the Vietnam locale of China Beach, at the “Five and Dime”, also known as the 510th Evacuation Hospital and R&R center, the cast was made up of US Army doctors and nurses, officers, soldiers, Red Cross volunteers and civilian personnel, either on leave or at the end of their tour of duty.

Original Release

04/26/1988 on ABC

US Release

04/26/1988

Cast

Dana Delany Nurse Colleen McMurphy
Marg Helgenberger KC Koloski
Chloe Webb
Robert Picardo Dr. Dick Richard
Tim Ryan
Brian Wimmer Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Nan Woods
Ricki Lake
Michael Boatman Pvt. Samuel Beckett
Concetta Tomei Maj. Lila Garreau
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

John Sacret Young, Mimi Leder, Christopher Leitch, Michael Ray Rhodes, Michael Fresco, Fred Gerber, John Wells, Steve Dubin, Michael Katleman, Rod Holcomb, David Burton Morris, Robert Ginty, Kevin Hooks, Sharron Miller, Diane Keaton, Neema Barnette, Peter Medak, Gary Sinise , Bethany Rooney, Michael Toshiyuki Uno, David Soul, Dan Lerner

Writers

William Broyles Jr., John Sacret Young, Carol Flint, John Wells, Lydia Woodward, Susan Rhinehart, Josef Anderson, Cathryn Michon, Patricia Green, Paris Qualles, Georgia Jeffries, Toni Graphia, Alan Brennert, Fred T. Yakovich, Neal Baer, Martin M. Goldstein, Ann Donahue, Glen Merzer, Dottie Dartland Zicklin, Terry McDonell, Angela Ventresca

Creators

John Sacret Young, William Broyles Jr.

Cast

Dana Delany Nurse Colleen McMurphy
Marg Helgenberger KC Koloski
Chloe Webb
Robert Picardo Dr. Dick Richard
Tim Ryan
Brian Wimmer Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Nan Woods
Ricki Lake
Michael Boatman Pvt. Samuel Beckett
Concetta Tomei Maj. Lila Garreau
Megan Gallagher
Troy Evans
Jeff Kober Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow (credit only)
Nancy Giles Pvt. Frankie Bunsen
Jeff Kober Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow
Nancy Giles Pvt. Frankie Bunsen (credit only)
Concetta Tomei Maj. Lila Garreau (credit only)
Michael Boatman Pvt. Samuel Beckett (credit only)
Michael J Henderson Beetle
Marcia Magus Nurse Jody Kass

Producers

Editors

Jacque Elaine Toberen, Erwin Dumbrille, Randy Jon Morgan, Christopher Nelson, Irvin Paik, Deborah Sahagun, Mort Fallick, Leslie Gaulin, Kurt P. Galvao

1992EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series Nominated
1992EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1992EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Series Nominated
1992EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series Nominated
1992EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Won
1992EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1991Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Drama Nominated
1991Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1991Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Costuming for a Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Drama Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Drama Won
1990Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1990EmmyOutstanding Costuming for a Series Nominated
1990EmmyOutstanding Drama Series Nominated
1990EmmyOutstanding Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production Nominated
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