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Baywatch 

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At a Los Angeles beach, a team of lifeguards led by Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon save lives, deal with personal dramas, fight crime and participate in over the top adventures on a daily basis.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Hasselhoff ...  Mitch Buchannon 220 episodes, 1989-2000
Jeremy Jackson ...  Hobie Buchannon 159 episodes, 1991-1999
Michael Newman ...  Michael 'Newmie' Newman 150 episodes, 1989-2000
Pamela Anderson ...  C.J. Parker 111 episodes, 1992-1997
Chris Fiore ...  Brad / ... 96 episodes, 1992-1999
Gregory Alan Williams ...  Garner Ellerbee / ... 94 episodes, 1989-1998
Alexandra Paul ...  Stephanie Holden 93 episodes, 1992-1997
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Storyline

This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baywatch Hawaii See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(241 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Co-creator Michael Berk told the BBC in 2013 that NBC was initially less than enthusiastic about a lifeguard series, fearing there were only so many plots that could revolve around CPR. To prove the concept was viable, Berk and his partners shot a montage of lifeguard footage on Venice Beach and spliced it to Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer." While that wouldn't appear to support an argument for substance, NBC bought the show. See more »

Goofs

Despite working in the sun for hours daily, some characters and supporting demonstrate no sign of tanning. Since they aren't shown wearing heavy clothing and they aren't donning hats, this is not possible. See more »

Alternate Versions

US DVD release replaces some music used in the show, including the theme song. Other releases (ie. the German release by Kinowelt) feature the unaltered episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Free Gary (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe
(end title song, 1994-)
Written by John Lewis Parker and B.A. Robertson
Performed by David Hasselhoff and Laura Branigan
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Great show with twist

Baywatch, television's most-famous "jiggle series" and by some counts the most-watched show around the world, did more for slow-motion beach joggers than anything since Chariots of Fire--just replace the British Olympic athletes with young women in high-cut red swimsuits who look like Playboy models. The premise of Baywatch is straightforward: a Los Angeles-based team of lifeguards saves swimmers and occasionally fights crime, led by beefcake Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff). And those Playboy models? Erika Eleniak turned a 1989 magazine spread into a role as lifeguard Shauni McClain for two-plus seasons alongside Billy Warlock's Eddie Kramer character (the actors themselves had a brief engagement), and most of the season's action revolved around the lives and loves of Mitch, Shauni, and Eddie. (The most famous Baywatch babe, Pamela Anderson, would arrive the following season.) When they weren't saving people on the beach, they were involved in movie shoots ("Money, Honey"), gang wars ("Point of Attack"), homeless girls ("Sandcastles") and stray pets ("Thin or Die"), a serious charge against Eddie ("The Trophy"), a Gilligan's Island hallucination ("Now, Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale"), and chemical dumping ("The Big Spill"). Hasselhoff's real-life wife, Pamela Bach, appears in a recurring role as reporter Kaye Morgan, Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Dream On) has a small role as Mitch's ex-wife, Gayle, and Tom McTigue plays lifeguard Harvey Miller.


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