Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.
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 Mitch Buchannon (220 episodes, 1989-2000)
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 Hobie Buchannon (159 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Michael 'Newmie' Newman (150 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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22 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Baywatch Hawaii  »

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

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1.33 : 1
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Alexandra Paul was cast as Stephanie Holden after she originally tried for the parts of CJ Parker and Summer Quinn. Being slim and less endowed did not earn her the role of the athletic eye-catcher CJ, nor did she fit the age profile of the young Summer, so those parts went to Pamela Anderson and Nicole Eggert respectively. The producers, however, liked Paul and specifically created Stephanie for the actress her based on her looks and abilities thought she would be a perfect love interest for Mitch Buchannon played by the 6ft4 tall David Hasselhoff. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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4 November 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When I donated plasma, the center often had the tv set to USA, where Baywatch was being played. If it wasn't funny enough watching David Hasselhoff's character successfully driving away a shark by kicking at it (i'm no ichthyologist, but I suspect a hungry shark won't be deterred by a defensive victim), it was of Mr. Hasselhoff surviving a 30,000-foot plunge into the ocean (people have committed suicide by jumping off tall bridges into water). If T & A or laughable incidents are your thing, then I suppose Baywatch is your thing.


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