Tour of Duty (1990) S03E18 – War Is a Contact Sport


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

Hockenbury refuses to shoot a VC, resulting in the death of an American soldier. As a result, Hockenbury is ostracised. Colonel Brewster is back because he has managed to get an investigation of the village massacre. Ruiz and Taylor get back to the base. Goldman, McKay, and Anderson lead men into the bush to find a depot. They find what appears to be an empty village, not on any maps, no animals or dung, and find a tank and the men to operate it.

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

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