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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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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 who died doing their jobs and saving others. 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 Who's Doing the Dishes?: James and Ola Jordan (2016) See more »

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Current of Love
(end title song, 3rd season)
Written by Kevin Savigar / Todd Cerney
Vocal performance by David Hasselhoff
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Seriously, who watched this for the plot?
11 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was one show that was basically just on so you could watch hot girls run down the beach. The plots of the episodes were inconsequential, and for the most part who cared? If you tuned in, you wanted to see the gals running down the beach...if you watched it for the story you basically were going to be disappointed as the episodes stories for the most part were awful. Of course, it is amazing that it stayed on the air for as long as it did, but that was more thanks to the shows popularity over in Europe where David Hasslehoff is extremely popular for reasons unknown. Not that he is a terribly bad actor, but they like him more for his singing ability...which is terrible. All in all it isn't a show to take to seriously, in fact it is a show you can watch five minutes of and then flip to something else and maybe flip back to it to see if they are running down the beach in slow motion


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