Tour of Duty (1987): S01E02 – Notes from the Underground


Introduction

Tour of Duty is an American military drama television series based on events in the Vietnam War, broadcast on CBS.

The series ran for three seasons, from 24 September 1987 to 28 April 1990, for a total of 58 one-hour episodes. The show was created by Steve Duncan and L. Travis Clark and produced by Zev Braun.

The show follows an American infantry platoon on a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. It was the first television series to regularly show Americans in combat in South Vietnam and was one of several similarly themed series to be produced in the wake of the acclaimed Oliver Stone film Platoon (1986).

Outline

A US Platoon on reconnaissance patrol with Goldman’s platoon is ambushed by the NVA, the enemy soldiers appearing to vanish before Goldman and his men can intersect them, the inexperienced Lieutenant mistakenly calling fire on the surviving members of the other platoon as they emerge from the heavy undergrowth. Dispersed to an adjacent village and amid further tension between Anderson and Goldman, the platoon find the village deserted. Marcus Taylor, a slick, fast talking black private disappears and the platoon discovers evidence of the enemy’s vast underground …

Tour of Duty Series

You can find a full index and overview of Tour of Duty here.

You can find a full index of Tour of Duty Series 01 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 October 1987.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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