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"Emergency!" Emergency! (1972)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 January 1972 (Season 1, Episode 0)
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Plot:
The new LACFD paramedics struggle to prove themselves to a doubtful Dr. Brackett as a pending state bill authorizing their field duties comes to a vote. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent beginning See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Robert Fuller ... Dr. Kelly Brackett

Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N.

Bobby Troup ... Dr. Joe Early

Randolph Mantooth ... Paramedic John Gage

Kevin Tighe ... Paramedic Roy DeSoto

Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy

Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed

Jack Kruschen ... State Assemblyman Michael Wolski

Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Woman In Trouble
Lew Brown ... Man with Ulcer
Art Balinger ... Battalion Chief Conrad

Virginia Gregg ... Wilma Jacobs, R.N.
Herb Vigran ... Committee Chairman

Colby Chester ... Fireman Tony Freeman
Ron Pinkard ... Tom Gray, M.D.
Kathryn Kelly Wiget ... Joanne DeSoto
Don Ross ... Man at Boatyard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Donnelly ... Fireman Chet Kelly
Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker

Linda Kelsey ... Victim (uncredited)
Marco López ... Fireman Marco Lopez (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Woman at Cave-In (uncredited)

Brad Savage ... Boy (uncredited)
Len Wayland ... Police Sergeant at Rampart (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Webb 
 
Writing credits
Harold Jack Bloom  creator &
Robert A. Cinader  creator (as R.A. Cinader) &
Robert A. Cinader  written by (as R.A. Cinader)

Harold Jack Bloom (created by) &
Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader)

Harold Jack Bloom  written by
Robert A. Cinader  written by

Produced by
Robert A. Cinader .... producer (as R.A. Cinader)
Edwin Self .... producer
William Stark .... associate producer (as Wm. Stark)
Jack Webb .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta (director of photography) (as Jack Marta)
Bud Thackery (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams  (as Warren H. Adams)
 
Casting by
Joe Reich 
 
Art Direction by
John J. Lloyd 
 
Set Decoration by
Mickey S. Michaels 
 
Production Management
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit manager (as Joseph E. Kenny)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (as Robert Bertrand)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Dana Winseman .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
96 min | 60 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
From the beginning, Dr. Brackett objects to the Firefighter-Paramedic training course. When he is approached to train some paramedics himself, he suggests that they go to Harbor General instead. Harbor General Hospital (now Harbor-UCLA Medical Center) was used in this series for the establishing shots of Rampart General Hospital.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Early on, Dixie McCall is established as a former military nurse who had served in the Korean War. Later, when she is injured during a rescue, Johnny tells Rampart her age is "approximately 30". The Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953, which means Dixie would've only been between 9 and 12 years old at the time of the war, far too young for military service, let alone as a nurse. Her correct age should've been closer to Julie London's actual age of 45 at the time this episode aired.See more »
Quotes:
Nurse Dixie McCall:Kell.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.:Yes?
Nurse Dixie McCall:51 on the link.
[indicates communication radio link to field paramedics]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.:What do they want?
Nurse Dixie McCall:Help.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.:[into transmitter link] 51, go.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:[over biophone] We have a male, tunnel worker, approximate age 60, was trapped under a digging machine. Patient had a cardiac history. He is now diaphoretic. Vital signs: 80 over 50; rate: 100 and irregular; respirations: 12 and shallow.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.:Do you have your EKG hooked up?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:Affirmitive, doctor.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References "Adam-12" (1968)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Excellent beginning, 10 July 2012
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

This is actually a movie length first episode about how the paramedic program got started. It's a landmark episode, since the beginning of paramedics has saved thousands of lives over the years.

In this episode, we meet the doctors and Dixie of Rampart, as well as Johnny Gage and Roy Desoto. This is the only episode we see Roy's wife. Besides them, none of the other characters are the same. In episode two, we get to meet the fellows of Squad 51 (though the chief in the beginning is different).

This series trumps ER and any of those other emergency shows. From what I understand, firemen were on staff to make sure things were done right, and these scenes were taken from actual calls.

Also, in the first few episodes Dixie and Cal are a serious couple, madly in love and talking about marriage. But within just a few episodes, Dixie just becomes "one of the guys."

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