Tour of Duty (1990) S03E12 – Odd Man Out


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 is sent into the bush to rescue the wife of a local potentate who is denying the Army access to use their artillery until she is home. Bravo Company finds her and learns that she ran away to her home village and was kidnapped from there. The home villagers do not want her around because the VC punish them because she is there. She has nowhere to go. She is sick and they are being chased by VC. So Bravo Company takes her back to her village. The VC attack. The woman dies. Lieutenant Goldman and Taylor take her baby girl to her husband, who refuses to accept her.

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: 06 January 1990.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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