Tour of Duty (1988): S01E21 – The Hill


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

Bravo Company takes Hill 1000 – again – and finds no trace of the enemy. All the men, especially Horn, question why they take a hill suffering casualties and then abandon it, only to be required to take it again. A day or so later, a helicopter spraying Agent Orange is shot down, and Bravo Company again goes up Hill 1000 through the dripping Agent Orange. Horn walked down the hill but decides that his friends are worth fighting for. Horn is wounded throwing explosives into the VC bunker. And then the men are ordered yet again to abandon the hill. Medals are handed out…

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: 30 April 1988.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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