The war drama, which took place at an evacuation hospital during the Vietnam War, starred Dana Delany, Nan Woods, Michael Boatman, Marg Helgenberger, and Robert Picardo. [6] The show's character Nurse Colleen McMurphy roughly follows Van Devanter's experiences as a nurse in Vietnam. "It's funny to see me onscreen," Delany says. I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to everyone associated with this series. Created by John Sacret Young, William Broyles Jr.. With Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei. So 'cancelled' stamp, no strike-through line, etc. "A lot of China Beach was no words. … Eventually I was part of the whole movement to get The [Vietnam] Women's Memorial up in D.C., because I became close to a lot of the nurses.". China Beach is an American dramatic television series set at an evacuation hospital during the Vietnam War. In her case, it was primarily Colleen's stormy relationship with her father that mirrored her own. So I was extremely picky. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. For more on the China Beach DVD box set go to This is the 'Nam, filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen Mc Murphy. ", Upfronts: See ABC's new fall schedule and get all the latest news. Learn how your comment data is processed. At the time, the visa offer at my school said that the 10 year visas, if processed outside of China , couldn't be cancelled. And I would drive home as the sun was coming up, thinking, "OK, I did it! Though the show was centered on a group of women working in various capacities to support the war effort (including Delany's Colleen, a nurse), its audience spanned various demographics. John Sacret Young, John Wells, Georgia Jeffries, Lowell Harris, Don Cahn, Artie Torgersen, and Jim Cook, John Wells, John Sacret Young, Carol Flint, and Lydia Woodward, Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series, This page was last edited on 26 August 2020, at 01:00. The DVD set includes more than 300 original songs as they were heard in the original broadcasts. Three days ago I received an email from Ctrip informing us that China Southern Airlines has cancelled our 10 am flight from Guilin to Xi'an, replacing it with a flight more than 12 hours later. Among the attendees are McMurphy and Joe Arenburg and their baby daughter, Beckett and his wife and teenage son, Lila ... 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... Travel back in time to check out the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters. I hope he is inspired.Thanks again! The show was cancelled before it could fully address McMurphy's PTSD issues.