China Beach (1988): S01E01 – Home


Introduction

China Beach is an American dramatic television series set at an evacuation hospital during the Vietnam War.

The title refers to My Khe beach in the city of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, nicknamed “China Beach” in English by American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. The ABC TV drama aired for four seasons, from 1988 to 1991.

Outline

McMurphy struggles to overcome her anger treating a pregnant Viet Cong woman who threw a grenade in a bar, seriously injuring Sweetness and killing her friend Dewey on the eve of his departure from Vietnam. McMurphy relents when the woman goes into labour, helping deliver the baby, and the woman, a Viet Cong nurse, reciprocates and saves Sweetness when he begins struggling to breathe late at night. Meanwhile, Laurette auditions local entertainers to fill her act after she chooses to stay in China Beach and gains a new roommate in McMurphy.

China Beach Series

You can find a full index and overview of China Beach here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 April 1988.
  • Running Time: 46-47 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

Video Link

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.