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A cadre of attractive lifeguards patrol a crowded recreational beach.
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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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Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baywatch Hawaii  »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(241 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the cast weren't even strong swimmers and Pamela Anderson actually hates water. See more »


Despite working in the sun for hours daily, some characters and supporting demonstrate no sign of tanning. Since they aren't shown wearing heavy clothing and they aren't donning hats, this is not possible. See more »


Referenced in Royal Pains: Pilot (2009) See more »


I'm Always Here
(theme song, 3rd season)
Music by Cory Lerios and John D'Andrea
Lyrics by Joe Henry and Jimi Jamison
Vocal performance by Jimi Jamison (as Jim Jamison)
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Not always Babewatch
22 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

During its time, Baywatch was the most watched, most talked about, most hyped and most commercially successful venture on modern television. It is therefore quite strange to see its low rating on IMDb and its extensive criticism from wannabe critics.

Lets be honest here. It was'nt always about babes and unrealistic heroics. A good chunk of the series was dedicated to proper story lines, good acting and good action. It was very well written and very well executed.

Perhaps people have gotten used to an idea that grotesque reality is what TV should reflect? Thats pretty stupid. Baywatch represents a very happy and positive atmosphere and place, bordering on fantasy. It should be commended for at least trying to show a happy world.

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