China Beach: Season 1
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1988
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 610583-451290
Running time: 8:00 (480 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 15, 2013
Collection type: Owned (#3896)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 12, 2013
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Welcome to China Beach. Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center—this outpost of craziness and compassion introduces us to the Vietnam War through the eyes of the women who served there.

Created by William Broyles, Jr., and Executive Producer John Sacret Young, the series captures an extraordinary group of characters in this unique, exotic place where so many things came together—horror and laughter, heroism and sacrifice, and unforgettable and iconic music.

CHINA BEACH SEASON 1 opens with a beautiful woman on a beach. But before long, courageous nurse Lieutenant Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany) is hurled back into a world of helicopters loaded with wounded soldiers, the impossible dilemma of delivering the baby of a hated enemy, an unlikely kinship with USO singer Laurette Barber (Chloe Webb), and a fitful romance with zoomie pilot Captain Natch Austen (Tim Ryan).

Season 1 also brings together the whole unlikely "family" of China Beach—"entrepreneur" K.C. Kolowski (Marg Helgenberger); by-the-book Major Lila Garreau (Concetta Tomei); young Donut Dolly Cherry White (Nan Woods); fanny-pinching surgeon Dr. Dick Richard (Robert Picardo); recovering wounded soldier Boonie Lanier (Brian Wimmer); the grunt who carries "the thousand-yard stare," Dodger (Jeff Kober); and Private Samuel Beckett (Michael Boatman), the man in charge of the GRU, the Graves Registration Unit.


1. Pilot
2. Home
3. Hot Spell
4. Somewhere Over The Radio
5. Waiting for Beckett
6. Brothers
7. Chao Ong
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Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Television
 • Sacret
Media Companies:
 • StarVista Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-3
2Episodes 4-7
3Bonus Materials
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews