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).
Soldiers need someone to talk to regarding the horrors they experience. Tan Son Nhut has a priest who is there to listen. The Army also has a contract with a psychologist, Doctor Jennifer Seymour. A fragger kills the priest, making the base paranoid. Anderson listens to tapes of Doctor Seymour’s notes about her patients and figures out who the fragger is, saving lives by doing so. Yet Doctor Seymour is angry that he violated her patients’ privacy.
Tour of Duty Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 17 January 1989.
- Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.