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).
The platoon is assigned to defend Firebase Ladybird at the beginning of the 1968 Tet Offensive. At the same time they come under siege by NVA soldiers, they are assigned a new, ambitious commander who complicates an already dangerous situation.
Tour of Duty Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 11 February 1988.
- Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.