Tour of Duty (1989) S03E06 – A Necessary End


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

The squad is deep in enemy territory kidnapping a high-ranking NVA officer. Percell is not with them, after spending the night in jail. He is fed up with the military and, despite Ruiz’s efforts, deserts. McKay helps out an orphanage run by nuns. He is happy being useful in a different way for a change, until he witnesses a Buddhist commits suicide in the streets. The Army wants to keep the Phu An massacre quiet; Beller’s platoon is dissolved and Beller and his men are transferred to other units.

Tour of Duty Series

You can find a full index and overview of Tour of Duty here.

You ca nfind a full index of Tour of Duty Series 03 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 04 November 1989.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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