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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:
...  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
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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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NBC canceled the show in 1990, after its first season. It was immediately revived in syndication, where it became one of the most popular shows in the world. At its height, it aired in 148 countries, on every continent except Antarctica. After 11 years in syndication, it was canceled for the second time in 2001. 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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) See more »

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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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Some good reasons to watch the show.
15 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

There are actually some good reasons, why a person should take the risk of going totally insane by watching this show. The breasts are nice, even though some of them aren't that real, but they usually come in pairs, which is good. Watching the beach on your screen is also a very relaxing experience, as it is an ideal place for just taking it easy and not worrying too much about getting eaten by a rubber shark. It's always good to remember, that David Hasselhoff is a god. Not the god, but a god. It's not so much about his acting skills, since there are none, but his chesthair does a lot of talking. Also, there's no KITT hanging out in this series, which is good, since Mr Hasselhoff told in an interview, that he always thought KITT was gay. Naturally that might make him to look like an idiot, but considering the other statements he has made lately, it shouldn't be surprising to anyone.

In a nutshell, this is the kind of show, that is totally harmless to people. It gives us a lot to stare at and a lot to laugh at, which is something many intentionally humoristic shows really don't give us. I have to say, it's no wonder that Borat fell in love with Pamela Anderson. I enjoy watching the show. No, it's not a great show, actually it's quite horrible, but I enjoy watching it. It's basically like a B-movie stretched to last for a decade.


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