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).
Lieutenant Goldman is shot loading a captured, injured VC Colonel onto a helicopter. At the base hospital, he learns that Nikki Raines, the nurse he is in love with, had an abortion and she wants to break up with him because he is a soldier, a bad risk. The ARVN aide to the intelligence officer who wants to question the VC Colonel tries to kill the Colonel so that he cannot reveal the plans for a big offensive at the Tet.
Tour of Duty Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 09 April 1988.
- Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.