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).
General Goldman, Lieutenant Goldman’s father, is on base on a fact-finding mission. He agrees that Myron has disobeyed orders by withdrawing rather than advancing against his better judegment toward what appeared to be a burned-out NVA facility. It turned out that the NVA were dug in a bit further on the trail. A pal of Ruiz tripped a wire and was killed. He was high on heroin. Sent to chill out with Sergeant Ecksley in supply, Ruiz discovered that Ecksley was selling Army goods in the black market and enabling soldiers to score heroin through the local drug lord.
Tour of Duty Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 12 March 1988.
- Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.