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"Emergency!" The Wedsworth-Townsend Act (1972)

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Director:
Writers:
Harold Jack Bloom (creator)
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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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Cast

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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
Bert Holland ... Convention Center Manager
Don Ross ... Man at Boatyard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rand Brooks ... Police Officer at Traffic Accident (uncredited)
Art Gilmore ... Battalion Chief (uncredited)
Scott Gourlay ... Orderly (uncredited)

Linda Kelsey ... Victim (uncredited)
Sam Lanier ... Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)
Marco López ... Fireman Marco Lopez (uncredited)
John Nolan ... Workman (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Woman at Cave-In (uncredited)
Mark Russell ... Station 51 Fireman (uncredited)

Brad Savage ... Tim (uncredited)
Len Wayland ... Police Sergeant at Rampart (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Webb 
 
Writing credits
Harold Jack Bloom  creator &
Harold Jack Bloom  written by &
Robert A. Cinader  creator (as R.A. Cinader) &
Robert A. Cinader  written by (as R.A. Cinader)

Produced by
Robert A. Cinader .... producer (as R.A. Cinader)
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)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams  (as Warren H. Adams)
 
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
 
Sound Department
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (as Robert Bertrand)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Gourlay .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Larry Harmell .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
96 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Universal Studios renumbered their fire station to 51 in honor of the show.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the second hour, the paramedics discuss with Dixie McCall a heroin overdose case that was just brought in. DeSoto mentions that the OD was a "...post-graduate mainliner. Sheriff's follow-up found two balloons of hash in her pocket." Hash is a derivative of marijuana. It is smoked, not injected, has no relationship to heroin, and is seldom distributed in balloons, as heroin is.See more »
Quotes:
[Brackett is addressing a legislative committee to promote support of the bill to allow paramedics to operate]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.:Gentleman, you are all in danger. If an earthquake or a bomb should hit this room right now, I might be the only doctor available to all of you. Oh sure, independently owned ambulances with attendants would be here in a few minutes, and rescue units from the fire department...
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References The Perils of Pauline (1914)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This was the Beginning of the best Series in the World!, 16 October 2001
Author: andreastreinen from Trier, Germany

This was the Pilot Movie for the Long-Running Series EMERGENCY.Directed by the Dragnet Star Jack Webb. The Authentic Story of the Paramedic Program in the USA is very Interesting. This Series has One of the Best Cast Ever. The Theme is Composed by the Jazz Legends Billy May and Nelson Riddle.

This Series is an Important Part of My Life and I Love It!

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