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.
McMurphy struggles to hide her grief when Natch is reported MIA. Wayloo Marie is wounded during her assignment when the base is bombed at night and moves in with McMurphy. Private Frankie Bunsen arrives on temporary duty at China Beach. McMurphy returns Natch’s sunglasses to his room at Da Nang Air Force Base and meets his wife, who believed Natch was growing apart from her despite her wish for them to stay together. McMurphy finds Dodger badly wounded outside the base, but she and Dr. Richard are able to save his life. Despite Lila’s effort to get rid of her, K.C. is able to stay at China Beach. Beckett leads a memorial honouring soldiers who have died at China Beach. McMurphy prays for the safety of Natch and Dodger, getting a positive sign as a heavily sedated Dodger squeezes her hand.
China Beach Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 07 December 1988.
- Running Time: 46-47 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.