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Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt 

Medicopter 117 is centered around the very hazardous job of two rescue teams. Equipped with a rescue helicopter the emergency doctors of Medicopter 117 fly to the most difficult jobs, where... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Serge Falck ...  Sanitäter Peter Berger / ... 82 episodes, 1998-2007
Hanno Pöschl Hanno Pöschl ...  Mechaniker Max 82 episodes, 1998-2007
Sabine Petzl ...  Pilotin Biggi Schwerin / ... 58 episodes, 1998-2003
Roswitha Meyer Roswitha Meyer ...  Dr. Karin Thaler 57 episodes, 2000-2007
Manfred Stücklschwaiger Manfred Stücklschwaiger ...  Pilot Thomas Wächter 50 episodes, 1998-2002
Urs Remond Urs Remond ...  Dr. Mark Harland / ... 44 episodes, 2000-2007
Rainer Grenkowitz Rainer Grenkowitz ...  Dr. Michael Lüdwitz 40 episodes, 1998-2002
Julia Cencig Julia Cencig ...  Pilotin Gina Aigner / ... 35 episodes, 1999-2007
Wolfgang Krewe Wolfgang Krewe ...  Sanitäter Ralf Staller 35 episodes, 1998-2000


Medicopter 117 is centered around the very hazardous job of two rescue teams. Equipped with a rescue helicopter the emergency doctors of Medicopter 117 fly to the most difficult jobs, where every second counts. Rescuing people comes first, even if they must risk their own lives. Written by Ralph Dudink

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Release Date:

11 January 1998 (Germany) See more »

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Medicopter See more »

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In the series two helicopters were used. The first helicopter with the registration D-HECE was borrowed from the DRF (Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht). When the D-HECE was not being used for the series, it flew real rescue missions at DRF locations. However, at the beginning of the fifth season the DRF ended its cooperation, for unknown reasons. Later the helicopter was painted in the DRF colors (red and white). The second helicopter with the registration D-HEOE was a former police helicopter in Baden-Württemberg. After its Medicopter career it flew rescue missions for different operators like DRF, IFA (Internationale Flugambulanz) and the Austrian operator Flymed. A few times the helicopter was used for sightseeing flights. After the series it was being used as an offshore helicopter in the North Sea. See more »

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Great action drama show with best German talented actors
9 July 2013 | by cobra11-614-786022See all my reviews

The series goes about rescue operations. The plot off the series is very simply mountain rescues, hostage Situations A lot of action and drama scenes. that is the job what Medicopter 117 does. The series has 6 leading actors who each play a different character. In the series we ghat one male pilot and one female pilot, 2 medics and 2 doctors. This is really a great action show. With great German and Austrian talented actors. The original team consisted off pilot Thomas Wächter (Manfred Stücklschwaiger) the actor quit with the role in 2002 5th season. The character is in the 5th season killed in a explosion in a quarry, the body of Thomas Wächter is never found. Thomas Wächter was always befriended with

his colleague Doctor Michael Lüdwitz (Rainer Grenkowitz) The actor who plays Docter Lüdwitz (Rainer Grenkowitz) was in the 4th season out of the series, because he apparently became too old for the role. he was eye witness off a homicide in a hospital committed by the mafia, the character is in witness protection.

Medic man Peter Berger is in all 7 seasons the only guy who played in all episodes of Medicopter 117.

That where the best actors in Medicopter 117. And we getting also the succeeder's. But that is too much too right this down.

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