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China Beach

F.N.G. (Season 3, Episode 20)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 47 min | Drama, History, War

A flashback to 1966 shows McMurphy as a hospital ward nurse who joins the army and after months in basic training, arriving for the first time at China Beach where she meets Dr. Richard for the first time and she loses her innocence fast ...See moreA flashback to 1966 shows McMurphy as a hospital ward nurse who joins the army and after months in basic training, arriving for the first time at China Beach where she meets Dr. Richard for the first time and she loses her innocence fast after facing the horrors of real war in dealing with the endless soldiers coming in for medical treatment and getting help from the head nurse, Jan Wyatt, and the head doctor, Dr. Singer, over handling the situations. Meanwhile, K.C. under the name of 'Charlene' and working as a secretary/call girl for the sleazy then-China Beach commander, Lt. Col. 'Mac' Miller, meets Boonie Lanier for the first time and they get close when the wounded Boonie is reluctant to go back into the bush when he recovers. K.C., using her influences, gets Mac to hire Boonie as the lifeguard at China Beach. Written by Anonymous See less
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Cinematographer
Richard Thorpe (photographed by)
Casting Director
John Frank Levey (as John Levey)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 16, 1990

Release date
Apr 16, 1990 (United States)

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Dana Delany
Colleen McMurphy Colleen McMurphy   See fewer
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Michael Boatman
Pvt. Samuel Beckett (credit only) Pvt. Samuel Beckett (credit only)   See fewer
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Nancy Giles
Pvt. Frankie Bunsen (credit only) Pvt. Frankie Bunsen (credit only)   See fewer
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Jeff Kober
Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow   See fewer
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Robert Picardo
Dr. Dick Richard Dr. Dick Richard   See fewer
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Concetta Tomei
Maj. Lila Garreau (credit only) Maj. Lila Garreau (credit only)   See fewer
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Brian Wimmer
Cpl. Boonie Lanier Cpl. Boonie Lanier   See fewer
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Marg Helgenberger
K.C. Kolowski K.C. Kolowski   See fewer
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Wings Hauser
Lt. Col. 'Mac' Miller Lt. Col. 'Mac' Miller   See fewer
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Bobby Hosea
Sweetness Sweetness   See fewer
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Kerry Noonan
Nellie Nellie   See fewer
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Ralph Meyering Jr.
Col. Broyles Col. Broyles   See fewer
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Marshall Maurice Mitchell
Charles Potter Charles Potter   See fewer
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Scott Jaeck
Dr. Singer (uncredited) Dr. Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Tim
Drunken Soldier (uncredited) Drunken Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 26 votes