"China Beach" Pilot
All Genres: Drama, War
Release Year: 1988
Director: Rod Holcomb
Writing by: John Sacret Young – writer
Produced by: Geno Escarrega – associate producer
John Sacret Young – executive producer
Cast: Dana Delany – Nurse Colleen McMurphy
Nan Woods – Cherry White
Michael Boatman – Pvt. Samuel Beckett
Marg Helgenberger – K.C.
Robert Picardo – Dr. Dick Richard
Tim Ryan – Capt. Natch Austen
Concetta Tomei – Maj. Lila Garreau
Brian Wimmer – Cpl. Boonie Lanier
Chloe Webb – Laurette Barber
James Cromwell – Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
Jeff Kober – Dodger
Music: John Rubinstein
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Plot Outline: Pilot for the TV series introduces the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam, 1967…
Plot: Pilot for the TV series introduces the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam, 1967 who include cool but callous Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, singer Laurette Barber, and cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski trying to deal with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and dealing with their own individual lives.
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- Original writer Don Mancini stated in an interview that his original script toyed with the audience a bit longer, making them wonder if young Andy was the killer rather than Chucky. This idea was used by Kevin Tenney in Pinocchio's Revenge (1996).