China Beach TV Show
80's TV Show Facts for China Beach
Television Show Summary
This 80's TV show drama is set in an American base during the Vietnam War. The show focused on the medical personnel, soldiers and entertainment company of the base attempting to come to terms with the horrors of war.
TV Show Plot For China Beach
The TV show China Beach combined several television genres. At times it could be a soap opera, medical show, and a war drama. The show was different from other war movies and series because it was viewed mainly from the women's perspective.
Cast of China Beach TV Show
Robert Picardo - Dr. Dick Richard
Trivia for the TV Show China BeachThe theme song for the series China Beach was Reflections by the Supremes.
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show China Beach was televised from 04/26/1988 to 07/22/1991, on the ABC network.
China Beach TV Show Emmy Awards:
Dana Delaney won best Lead Actress, Drama in 1988-89.
Marg Helgenberger won best Supporting Actress, Drama in 1989-90.
More TV Series Favorites:
China Beach Theme Song
Reflections by the Diana Ross and the Supremes.
#1 - KC - 04/06/2007 - 14:14
Do you know where i can find a free copy or video of the show. I remember it well
#2 - tiffany - 04/26/2007 - 23:05
looking for a song
I am trying to find out the name of the song that is playing when the troops are being brought in by helicopter on the show.
#3 - Gena - 08/20/2007 - 02:55
During the opening of the show,when the rotor wash from a chopper blade blows back Dana's hair,that picture is the prettiest picture of a lady I have ever seen or probably will see.
#4 - Dave - 12/08/2007 - 18:02
the opening song for china beach is
paint it black by the rolling stones i think i want to see that show againg but i am not sure if that is the name for the show. but i know the song that plays in the opening of the show is paint it black by the rolling stones.
#5 - amor - 03/07/2008 - 22:47
I AM LOOKING TO BUY THE TELEVISION SERIES OF CHINA BEACH.. I HAVE ORDERED IT 2X BUT THE COMPANIES ARE NOT LIGIT. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET ONE????
#6 - GAIL ADKINS - 03/25/2008 - 14:26
Gail, who did you order from?
Who did you order from? I just placed an order and hope to get the DVDs.
#7 - Rick Szatkowski - 04/01/2008 - 16:55
NOT OUT ON DVD YET, FRAUD WARNING!
It is not actually out on DVD yet prob due to music rights issues. There are a number of websites offering it but they are FRAUDSTERS, beware, you will most likely receive nothing, as many people have experienced, or if you are even more unlucky your cred card will be charged multiple times.
#8 - cmc - 04/10/2008 - 22:45
do not order with tvaddicts !!!
china beach is one of the best series I have ever seen !
I ordered the whole box two years ago ... i received 13 dvd and was able to watch some episodes !
But at least 3 dvd were "out of order"... They never replaced them despite 100 (really !!)mails ! Be careful !!! I was lucky ... my credit card had been charged only one time...
#9 - maureen - 06/29/2008 - 10:00
Do not order at all from online
I also took a chance to see if the order would actually arrive. It didn't. None of my multiple telephone calls or emails were answered. I was only charged once, thankfully.
#10 - Pam - 07/12/2008 - 17:16
Thank you so much guys for all the information! My parents used to watch this show and I have been trying to think of the name for the last 8 years. I was a wee chap when it was showing, but I remember that it was great and I love the opening song. thanks again for all the info
#11 - Michael - 07/28/2008 - 18:39
My daughter ordered this for me for X-Mas and it didn't come. The website has since been changed but is no longer advertised as secure. Many calls & e-mails were made & sent to no avail. At least she was only charged once.
#12 - Terry Ryan - 08/14/2008 - 16:47
The opening song is "Reflections" by Diana Ross and the Supremes. The haunting tune on the closing credits played by either a full orchestra or a harmonica is by John Rubinstein. If you find it, you're better than me! I found a cheesy cover version of it on i-tunes on one of those tv theme compilation albums. "Paint it Black" was actually the opening theme to "Tour of Duty," another tv series about Vietnam which aired around the same years as China Beach. It was also a great show, and again, good luck finding it!
#13 - Jill - 08/17/2008 - 23:30
i havent found a legit place to buy it either
but it can be downloaded from u torrent
it says some 89 episodes and it takes a little over 29 gig of space
that and over 2 weeks to download and thats with dsl lol
#14 - corrina - 11/19/2008 - 03:30
ALGUIEN SABE DONDE PUEDO ENCONTRAR LOS SUBTITULOS EN ESPAÃ‘OL?
#15 - VANESA - 12/02/2008 - 05:06
I had a Chief Nnurse, Col.Susan Christoph, that wrote or helped with the story lines on China Beach, and I was wondering if anyone could confirm this for me. She was also a VN Vet. Thanks.
#16 - Jim Parr - 12/12/2008 - 17:26
Jim, I could confirm the story lines if I had them.
#17 - VANESA - 12/23/2008 - 14:12
peggy or anyone please tell me where i might get china beach from .
#18 - seth - 03/19/2009 - 19:42
I am desperate to get a copy of this series and yes nealy fell into TVAddicts scam. Thanks a lot everyone. If none has heard of it legit on dvd PLEASE lt me know
#19 - cathy - 03/26/2009 - 20:04
When is any one going to market one of the best TV shows. CHINA BEACH. If you have info on buying the whole series please let me know would love to have it.
#20 - Terri Felton - 04/02/2009 - 22:02
China Beach\'s reason for airing?
Why did China beach air and what was it promoting or demoting?
#21 - steve nash - 04/08/2009 - 09:46
searching for artist
I have been looking for the artist who did the song "With A Little Help From My Friends" on one of the episodes of China Beach.....No it was NOT the Beatles.....The scene I recall is where there is a helicopter in the background....at the end of the episode.....Unfortunately I cannot recall the episode.....It is possible that it was an intrumental rather than a singer Could someone share some light??
#22 - Linda Ribezzo - 05/03/2009 - 11:53
China Beach Song
There was an episode of China Beach titled 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. I'm not positive but it could be the Joe Cocker version of the song which was popular during the Vietnam War. Search for it on Youtube.
Hope that helps.
#23 - KC - 05/05/2009 - 16:50
China Beach -Wanting to buy DVD
Hey watched series, have been trying for years to purchase video now dvd,,, cant find anywhere,, thats leagal,,, someone help me..
Top show ,Top Actors,Top music...
Want to buy for children & grandchildren
show was a classic...
australia has no CHINA BEACH>>>>help
#24 - Joanna kelly - 05/30/2009 - 09:28
DVD petition!!Go sign!!!
petition.com go there and sign up, we gotta make it happen!! If anyone knows where to get the DVDs without getting screwed, please let me know, by the way, "Paint It Black' by the Rolling Stones was the theme for "Tour of Duty", Joe Cocker wrote "With a little help from my friends", though her version in the show was even better in my opinion-peace and love-evagael
#25 - evagael - 07/25/2009 - 20:54
Reflections was the opening song..but i do remember that they did the stones Paint it black as the opening for a few episodes for some reason..then went back to Reflections.
#26 - LC - 08/22/2009 - 01:14
China Beach on DVD
So apparently Amazon is letting the studio know about the level of interest in a dvd release. But I want it now! Are there absolutely no legit retailers offering it? Saw the TV Addicts website, was about to order it from there but am now not so keen from what others have said!
#27 - Darnit - 10/02/2009 - 04:30
I went to a Diana Ross concert last friday, and she didn't sing Reflections... so disappointing. The reason I like this song so much is China Beach. And now I'm trying to get the dvd-series but can't seem to find it. Anyone yet found out how and where????? Hoping to get some response!
#28 - Jenneke - 10/18/2009 - 04:51
Good to know -I have been tempted so MANY times to order this show -one of my all time favorites. I will just continue to hope it comes out on DVD
#29 - jeannie - 10/27/2009 - 10:22
I'm so desperate in getting China Beach series (whole set) and it's a shame I can't find it anywhere. The places I found are not legit. Pls. pls pls. if anyone finds where we can get this wonderful series, let us all know. Can't find it in Canada either.
#30 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 11/17/2009 - 16:46
China beach series
I would love the have the whole series,but I dont know where to order them or to get my handson them.I hope someone out there does. If onyone knows please let everyone know who wants them just as bad as I do.
#31 - Tina Joachij - 11/18/2009 - 22:16
china beach dvd
can any one out there tell me if china beach is out on dvd yet and where i can buy it thanks ??????????
#32 - kerry - 11/23/2009 - 16:51
legit dvd's coming at amazon
#33 - anne - 12/09/2009 - 22:51
TV ADDICTS BOX SET all 64 episodes
I have to spell it out phonetically because it wouldn't let me send it marked it as
aech tee tee pee semi colon
dubuwa dubbuwa dubbuwa dot com tvaddicts dot tv forward slash movie forward slash drama forward slash forward slashChina_Beach dot ach tee em l
$59.00 ordered for my wife and daughter ( airforce nursing student) for christmas
Paint it Black
#34 - DODGER - 12/10/2009 - 20:10
OOPS TAKE BACK READ MAREENS # 9 COMMENT
Apparentlty when I looked at TV addicts and scams found lots of red flags the same with others very similar looking ads , so if you find a possible legit one, also punch in site and the word scam and also on search.
I read some of the music rights may also be holding up release of episodes or collection
#35 - DODGER - 12/10/2009 - 23:05
#36 - China Beach Fan - 12/27/2009 - 23:23
Another China Beach Fan
Thank you I nearly got caught and purchesed China Beach through tvaddicts. Hopfully Amozon will bring it out now and everyone can buy it legit.
#37 - Anne - 01/07/2010 - 06:00
dana delany is a great actress and so beautiful then and now, i wanted to buy china beach dvds too but no luck yet.
#38 - p medina - 01/14/2010 - 15:12
possible help on CB
About 2 yrs ago I searched and found TRADING sites for dvds and traded for dvds of china beach (others there, too). You have to search for dvd trading. Then check out the reputation of the person offering the trade. It worked for me. Let others know if it does for you. Trading is not considered illegal I believe. Good luck!
#39 - debbie l - 01/30/2010 - 23:33
Possible help for All those waiting for China Beach.
As many of the posts topics are about the Music here is a link to the Sound track.http://www.amazon.com/China-Beach-TV-Soundtrack-Memories/dp/B000008E7P/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url#moreAboutThisProduct
And the titles of sounds ( no Artists listed)
I fell in Love with the show and the Story line... like all great TV, it pasted into the history books way to soon.
#40 - David - 02/02/2010 - 17:54
China Beach CD
hey you all, having read some of your comments I just want to tell you that the soundrack is available on CD.
It is brilliant, starts with the Supremes - Reflections and also has real life dialogue of doctors and nurses who served in Vietnam.
Its released by EMI and the CD number is 7937442. It is just a pleasure to listen to.
#41 - Jackie - 02/19/2010 - 17:20
I was on the "vets" episode. I was the bar manager at china beach. I have old tapes of the show and want to put them on dvd format. Hope to help many fans of the show. Ziggy
#42 - william siegesmund (ziggy) - 06/16/2010 - 02:05
email@example.com. hope to be of some help.
#43 - william siegesmund - 06/16/2010 - 02:13
No wonder China Beach was not well known in Australia. An excellant show, but it Was shown after Midnight, so would have had a much smaller audience. Would really like to purchase the set.
#44 - Lyn Aitcheson - 06/27/2010 - 22:39
I love this series also, and have been looking for it. I saw it on Buy.com for 33.95 but I have been scared to order it. Has anyone out there ordered it yet?
#45 - Phyllis Patton - 06/28/2010 - 15:42
purchashing this wonderful show
So far I have not been able to purchase a quality/legitimate episode or season of china beach. I want my daughters to see it. I watched it as a young woman and had always wanted more about that time in history. Maybe because I was born at that time and grew up with the remnants of that time all around me in various ways. I was able to purchase the full collection on ebay but it was recorded on to dvds. I didn't pay much, but it was worth the price to be able to see the shows again. It is a show that should be remembered for everything that it brought up that many have forgotten or over looked. War is terrible and traumatic. It was nice to finally see it from the persective of the women that were there and have always been there.
#46 - katgivens - 08/09/2010 - 03:04
Another unhappy old lady
One of the joys of my life in those years. I too am very anxious to get a copy, any copy of the whole series. Before I kick the bucket, as they say. Hope we can convince someone we won't abscond with their music just to see the show. Anyone want to join me in that promise?
#47 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 08/28/2010 - 21:35
China Beach rip off
I order China Beach on line several months ago and got it, no problem. However, when I opened the package and saw that it was just DVDs in plain clear sleaves, numbered by hand I knew I had probably gotten taken. Sure enough. The first two discs were okay, sort of. The next two - no sound. So much for watching China Beach, one of my favorite all time shows. Beware of ordering from anything but Amazon or B&N.
#48 - Deborah Simms - 09/26/2010 - 00:40
i got it from its a terrible copy and most discs will not play and are ejected by my computer. currently trying to get replacements.
#49 - bob - 10/28/2010 - 09:34
I am showing copies of China Beach on Veetle M-F at 11:00 AM. I started today with the original two part pilot. Like all of you I waited and waited and waited. It is now closing in on 50 years since our first Vietnam Vets came home, and 40 years since the rest came home. I went to my brother's funeral and came to realize that fur our generation there may be no tomorrows. It is my hope that if I get several thousand visitors that will provide the interest that Hulu or somebody else will need to put the show on again. I ran some tests over the weekend and combined with today's viewing I am now up to 2,000 viewers. Grab some sunscreen and join as at the beach -- China Beach. Hopefully we can get a real station to broadcast it and a real release of the show. John Sacret deserves to make the money off of his creation.
#50 - Proudmale - 11/15/2010 - 15:23
I would buy VHS copies of China Beach if I could find somebody who taped the whole series, preferably w/out commercials. I did back in the day, and threw them out when dvds came out, thinking stupidly that a great series like this would surely be re-released.
#51 - email@example.com - 01/09/2011 - 01:11
Incroyable, c'est le mot.
J'ai eu la chance de voir tous les épisodes de la série China Beach, mais c'est fou qu'avec tous les progrets technologiques il nous soit encore impossible de télécharger ou d'acheter cette série qui était et restera toujours pour moi une des meilleures pour l'époque. Comment est-ce possible de ne pas pouvoir se procurer toute la série au complet. C'est tout simplement scandaleux. J'ai voulu faire part de mon mécontantement vis-à-vis des responsables. On est en 2011 et on nous empêche encore d'acheter ce qui nous plaît. Scandaleux y pas d'autres mots.
#52 - Fafa - 03/20/2011 - 16:54
I would love to see China Beach again. I looked forward to seeing it and was suprized that I had found it on the History Channel. I sure wish the series would come back. Cooking shows are ok and sports is there. But China Beach was the real thing and was so good. Please someone get the TV people to re run the series again. Maybe the Fox Channel would. They run everything and it would be better than the shows that they do show.
#53 - Anna Ammons - 05/20/2011 - 16:26
I don't understand why its not on DVD. It was a awesome show.With all the cable channels out there with noting but crap at least one could play this series. Why isn't it on DVD anyway? I've told my son about this series and would love for him to see it.
#54 - Linda Earned a Badge In HotShot! - 06/24/2011 - 11:34
So are they going to put China Beach on DVD? If not why not?
#55 - Linda - 11/11/2011 - 22:55
if you are looking for a good copy of China Beach, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sam
#56 - Sam - 01/28/2012 - 00:46
There are good copies to be downloaded via isohunt.com. I believe the best download is missing a couple of episodes, but out of about 50, that's not bad. Apparently good quality and free. Give it a try. I am about to try it myself. Good feedback from those who have already downloaded.
#57 - Cathie - 02/08/2012 - 20:53
Isohunt vs Great Copy
Cathie..beg to differ with you. There are 64 episodes total, not 50, in the complete China Beach. If you are downloading, be very careful. If you go over to the Amazon blog, you will find that some people have had their drives compromised by some of these downloads. That is why I have made this set available with the original music..contact me at email@example.com. Sam
#58 - Samantha - 02/19/2012 - 11:40
CHINA BEACH AVAILABLE HERE
Come to firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to me about getting a copy of China Beach with the original music. First, go to Amazon's China Beach blog and see what people have to say about "Sam" and know that I am trustworthy.
#59 - samantha - 02/23/2012 - 12:55
China Beach Complete
I have the complete series if interested
#60 - Jim - 02/28/2012 - 18:18
request a copy of china beach
#61 - EMMETT MASSIE - 02/24/2013 - 11:25
I want everyone here to know that I still have China Beach available, BUT, you should also know that the official version of China Beach is being released by Time Warner available ONLINE ONLY, with MOST of the original music in APRIL 2013 for $200 if you want the official copy. Just google China Beach and you should be able to find it. No more waiting China Beach Fans...it is finally here!!
#62 - Samantha - 03/13/2013 - 10:40