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"Emergency!" Emergency! (1972)

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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

 (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:
The dispatch controller who calls in the alarms to the Station 51 intercom was played by Sam Lanier. Lanier was not an actor, but was actually a real-life emergency dispatcher. Jack Webb wanted a real dispatcher's voice to lend authenticity to the role, and show the professionalism of the actual LA dispatchers.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:
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:
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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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