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).
When Purcell’s father had a heart attack in Honolulu, Ruiz and Taylor change their R&R to Honolulu to give Purcell support. They are confronted by the anti-war attitudes and demonstrations back home. Purcell is shocked by the veterans’ ward at the hospital, while he deals with his feelings towards his father, who has left his mother and has taken up with a younger woman.
Tour of Duty Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 18 February 1988.
- Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.