Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.
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Series cast summary:
 Mitch Buchannon (220 episodes, 1989-2000)
 Hobie Buchannon (159 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Michael 'Newmie' Newman (150 episodes, 1989-2000)
 C.J. Parker (111 episodes, 1992-1997)
 Brad / ... (96 episodes, 1992-1999)
 Garner Ellerbee / ... (94 episodes, 1989-1998)
 Stephanie Holden (93 episodes, 1992-1997)


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 <>

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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?


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 »


Referenced in Melinda Messenger Hits Hollywood (1998) See more »


I Believe
(end title song, 1994-)
Written by John Lewis Parker and B.A. Robertson
Performed by David Hasselhoff and Laura Branigan
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Pure entertainment
25 January 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I know that so many people says that Baywatch was the worst TV series of all, but everybody watched that, some episode at less.

It was pure entertainment, that's all. And it was great to watch that show to have a fun time. Obviously, it could have never been nominated to a Golden Globe, I know, but think about it: it was the most seen TV series all over the world in the 90's. Why? Something was right in Baywatch, wasn't it? Not all seasons were so good, but for me the best were in the mid 90's. Two main reasons: PAMELA ANDERSON and YASMINE BLEETH. They were the stars of the show, never eclipsed by the other babes. Pam was explosive and a femme fatal (is she really retired). Yasmine was glamorous, beautiful and the best actress in the show. She was really talented (hope to see her on screen again after her coke hell).

Of course many other stars were hot: Erika Eleniak, Carmen Electra, Nicole Eggert, David Charvet or David Chokachi. But Pam and Yasmine were the reasons why millions of people all over the world watched Baywatch. In fact, when they both left the show to go on with their careers beyond the beach, many people stopped to see the show. Poor Hasselhoff...

Then, Baywatch Hawaii. I didn't like it. But Jason Brooks, Jason Momoa or Krista Allen were so hot.

Finally, an unforgettable show, whatever you like or not. Baywatch was a world-wide phenomenon. And I hope to see Pam and Yasmine making cameos in the Dreamworks' Baywatch movie on 2006.

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