Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.
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 Mitch Buchannon (221 episodes, 1989-2000)
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 Hobie Buchannon / ... (159 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Michael 'Newmie' Newman (151 episodes, 1989-2000)
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 C.J. Parker / ... (111 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Brad / ... (96 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 Garner Ellerbee / ... (94 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Stephanie Holden / ... (93 episodes, 1992-1997)
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This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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23 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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The closing credits theme from Series 1 which was composed by Kim Carnes had a deeply haunting quality to it and it truly reflects on the lifeguards whom risk their lives everyday to save the lives of others and lifeguards whom died doing their jobs and saving others. See more »

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Save Me
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Performed by Peter Cetera
Written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
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It Doesn't Take A Genius To Work Out Why People Watch This Show
17 August 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The reason people watch Baywatch is because of the amount of human flesh on show. Red-blooded males such as myself tuned in back in 1989 to see women in bikini's and I am sure there were probably many females who adored David Hasselhoff.

However, to be fair, Baywatch did have some great stories once you got past the flesh on show. David Hasselhoff did a good job as Mitch Buchanan who was an interesting character. There were some very competent actors and actresses throughout the show.

There's not really much scope for stories about lifeguards. How many stories can you have around lifeguards saving a person from drowning? Not many. Baywatch also focused on the characters private lives and at times, Mitch Buchanan found himself in battle with the usual bad guys.

Baywatch was a decent show. There's no denying what the appeal to the show is but in the interests of fairness, it really did have good stories at times.


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