William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.
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William Shatner ...  Himself - Host 17 episodes, 1989-1996
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In this early example of police-based reality TV hosted by William Shatner, we are treated to reenactments of real-life 911 rescues. Recordings of the actual calls, interspersed with interviews with the paramedics and other rescue workers, provide a vivid look at the life-or-death dramas that occur every day. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Liv eller død See more »

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Trivia

According to the show's creators, it was never intended as a life-saving tool. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Arnold Shapiro Productions voiceover was changed in at least one Christmas-themed episode to say "Mr. Shapiro, have a happy holiday." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the New Zealand transmissions of Rescue 911, before the intro sequence. William Shatner appeared and told viewers that the emergency number to call in New Zealand is 111. See more »

Connections

Remade as 999 (1992) See more »

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What a great show
17 May 2005 | by poissonneonSee all my reviews

I was little when I used to watch this show, probably under 5 years old. I don't remember William Shatner, but I do remember certain episodes: the one where a boy locked himself in the trunk of a car, and one where a child licked a tray of ice cubes and got his/her tongue stuck to it. The ice cube one has always stuck in my memory, and any time after I saw that episode and got my tongue stuck on a Popsicle, I knew how to get it unstuck without freaking out.

This show showed real stories and helped families learn what to do in certain situations. It was both entertaining and educational - a great combination.


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