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"Emergency!" Emergency! (1972)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 January 1972 (Season 1, Episode 0)
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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 (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

96 min | 60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Roy DeSoto had a wife named JoAnn that was often mentioned but rarely seen. However, she is seen during a party scene in this pilot.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the intro, four SCU tones are sounded for the factory fire. Since 7 units are summoned to the fire, with 5 of them being in Station 10, there should only be a maximum of 3 stations responding to the fire, and therefore 3 SCU tones.See more »
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:This application isn't signed.
Paramedic John Gage:I wanted to talk to you first.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:Sure. What do you want to know?
Paramedic John Gage:You went through that first class of special medical training, right?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:Right.
Paramedic John Gage:If you rolled on a rescue call now. Today. Could you use that training to treat a victim on the scene?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:No.
Paramedic John Gage:Then why should I, or anybody else, spend twelve weeks, or twelve minutes, learning to do what we can't do?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:Because you said *today*. There's a bill before the state legislature right now, Assembly Bill PM 11307, that will permit qualified fire department personnel to administer medical assistance in the field.
Paramedic John Gage:*If* it's passed.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Local History Lesson, 8 January 2001
Author: Teach-8 from Altadena. CA

This movie, which acted as a pilot for the TV Series "Emergency!" is a fascinating story about the start of the paramedic program in California--specifically, through the eyes of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The plot clearly shows the supporters and opponents of the system at the time--yes, there were people that were against the program for a variety of reasons--and how the system pulled itself together and proved its worth. It is interesting to note that today, as a resident of Los Angeles County, most people take the paramedic program for granted; we need to see this movie again so that we can see just how close the program came to never happening. It is definitely a good history lesson--even though it is a dramatisation, it is very faithful to the true story, just as most of Jack Webb's productions were.

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