Emergency! (1972–1979)
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Gage and DeSoto find themselves needing help in the field in the suburbs when a midair collision causes a plane crash in their vicinity.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dixie McCall, R.N.
Paramedic Pete, Squad *51, LACoFD
Jay Hammer ...
Paramedic Charlie, Squad *51, LACoFD
Justin Manning
Barrie Youngfellow ...
Rebecca York ...
Debbie, the Stewardess
Ed Crane
Peter D. Greene ...
Ken Allen
Gene Wright
Dee Carroll ...
Maureen Cox
Dan Alden (as George O. Petrie)
Burt Douglas ...
Tom Anderson
Jean Howell ...
Emma Alden
Ron Pinkard ...
Dr. Mike Morton


One of a series of two-hour made-for-TV movies that feature most of the main cast (and some recurring cast members) of "Emergency!" after its run as a regular series. In this outing, an ill-fated DC-8 crashes down on a Los Angeles subdivision after a mid-air collision with a small plane (which lands in the LA River). Our heroes Gage and DeSoto are trapped while treating a young girl at her house; meanwhile, Squad 51 gets clobbered by one of the DC-8's engines! Written by Jason R. DeCesare

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25 March 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The filming location (Compton, California) was owned by the Compton Community Redevelopment Agency. The Agency wanted to demolish the buildings on the site to make way for redevelopment; the filmmakers wanted to burn some buildings and create explosions. So in exchange for demolishing the buildings, paying a small business license fee, and hiring extra police and firefighters, the Emergency filmmakers were allowed to use the site. (Reference: "Plane Crash, Explosion Startle Compton Residents - But It Was All Just for Play," by Tom Gorman, October 6, 1977, Los Angeles Times, Southeast Edition, page 2.) See more »


When Engine 60 arrives at the prop-jet crash in the basin, Captain Stone exits the engine to retrieve gear from the side compartment, then walks through ankle deep water to reach the crash scene. At the arrival time of Engine 60 as Captain Stone exits the rig, his boots and bottom half of pants are already wet, signifying that this was a 2nd. or 3rd. take in filming. Had it been the 1st. take and in real conditions, his boots and pants would have been dry. See more »


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The Special Effects are Amazing!
2 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Two Hour Special to the Wonderful Long-Running Series EMERGENCY! ( 1972-77 ).The Paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto are involved in a Plane Crash. Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe are great in her Roles as Firefighters.The Special Effects are Amazing! I give this Movie 10/10

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