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At a Los Angeles beach, a team of lifeguards led by Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon save lives, deal with personal dramas, fight crime and participate in over the top adventures on a daily basis.
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Series cast summary:
David Hasselhoff ...  Mitch Buchannon 220 episodes, 1989-2000
Jeremy Jackson ...  Hobie Buchannon 159 episodes, 1991-1999
Michael Newman ...  Michael 'Newmie' Newman 150 episodes, 1989-2000
Pamela Anderson ...  C.J. Parker 111 episodes, 1992-1997
Chris Fiore ...  Brad / ... 96 episodes, 1992-1999
Gregory Alan Williams ...  Garner Ellerbee / ... 94 episodes, 1989-1998
Alexandra Paul ...  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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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baywatch Hawaii See more »

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Budget:

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

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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David Hasselhoff was cast over Tom Wopat, William Katt, Lorenzo Lamas, Adrian Paul and Jack Scalia for the lead role of Mitch Buchannon. See more »

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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 »

Alternate Versions

US DVD release replaces some music used in the show, including the theme song. Other releases (ie. the German release by Kinowelt) feature the unaltered episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Married with Children: A Man for No Seasons (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Well,lets see...............
19 October 2002 | by raysondSee all my reviews

For starters,I liked the first "Baywatch" series when it premiered on NBC-TV from 1989-1991,and from there when straight into syndication for the next 10 years(1991-2001)and this where the show ended up on one of TV Guide's 10 worst TV shows of all time,and here's why..........

1. You have superstud David Hasselhoff(whom I liked as Michael on "Knight Rider"),and others plastic silicons which killed the series which spun off two installments("Baywatch Nights" and "Baywatch Hawaii") under the production standards of Mr. Hasselhoff himself(whom serves as executive producer of the both spin offs as well as this series).

2. ONLY on Baywatch could oceans filled with inept swimmers be watched over by lifeguards who ran in slow motion(and swam out to save them on the same formational shot).

3. Not only it was an action packed show,but this sea-foam saga of a part soap opera of one-dimensional personalities with multidimensional bodies was,for a while,the world's most popular show(not in my book it ain't)which says more about the world than most of us care to know.

4. The show made Hasselhoff an international status(which he rocketed "Baywatch" to the number #1 most watched show in several countries due to huge ratings overseas---but did you know its biggest audience was in Germany and Sweden?)and made stars of Yasmine Bleeth, Gena Lee Nolin,Erika Elenak,Alexandria Paul,Anna Smith(yes,Anna Nicole Smith)and the Queen of Junk TV,Pamela Anderson-Lee who acted as a human floation device during some of the episodes.

For one,producers are trying their best to bring this back too...WHY? The most recent was bringing it to the big screen as well and also a made for TV-Movie. LETS HOPE THEY DON'T!


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