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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

 (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
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)
Don Pierpont ... Battalion 14's Aide (uncredited)
Mark Russell ... Station 51 Fireman (uncredited)

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

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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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the three squads (the 1972 Dodge Ram D250 rescue vehicles driven by the paramedics) has been fully restored and is now located at the Los Angeles Fire Museum in SouthGate, California.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Gage and DeSoto are aiding in the rescue of the miner trapped under the tractor and the tunnel wall collapses, several rocks can be seen floating on the water, obviously made of foam or some similar material.See more »
Quotes:
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Bring Emergency series to DVD !, 2 October 2002
Author: Jen (johnnjen51) from California

This was a wonderful show...unique in the sense that it made the public aware of the Emergency services that were becoming available to those in need...Also it was instrumental in thousands of people becoming paramedics and/or firefighters because of the impact this show had on them. How many shows can say this?..not many, that's for sure... I remember watching this show when it originally aired and was totally hooked from the beginning. Not only were the rescues exciting and realistic, but the show contained a very human side to it. Every red blooded girl fell in love with Johnny Gage, including myself. smile. But all kidding aside, this fine show paved the way for many good quality medical show's that followed. I would love to see this entire series, all 124 episodes, on DVD.

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