Main Content

Emergency!: Season One [4 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 32702211
  • Release Date: 05/09/2017
$19.99
Price Drop
Save $8
Was $27.99

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers
    Frequently bought together

    Item you're currently viewing

    Emergency!: Season One [4 Discs] (DVD)  (English) - Larger Front
    Emergency!: Season One [4 Discs] (DVD) (English)
    • Item you're currently viewing
    • $19.99
    Offer disclaimer
    plus
    Subtotal:

    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    Hastily assembled by executive producers Jack Webb and R.A. Cinader to fill the Saturday-night schedule gap left by the abrupt cancellation of the NBC sitcoms The Partners and The Good Life, the hour-long drama Emergency! premiered in January of 1972, in a Saturday-night "suicide" slot opposite CBS' All in the Family. Inspired by a paramedics program that had been inaugurated by Los Angeles country only two years earlier, the series focuses on Squad 51, a team of paramedics operating out of the L.A. County Fire Department and nearby Rampart General Hospital. The premiere episode sets the tone for all to come: several different "incidents," tied together with a basic plotline. In the opener, the doctors at Ramparts treat a girl with respiratory problems and a drunk who isn't a drunk, while the paramedics rescue an imperiled hunter and a party-goer whose chest pains are at first treated as a joke by his friends. Weaving in and out of the proceedings is the story of a man and his dog, namely paramedic John Gage (Randolph Mantooth), who has been enlisted to look after the pet dog of a woman injured in a car accident. Later episodes deal with such crises as botulism, a boy trapped in a condemned building, the birth of a cyanotic baby, a deadly brushfire, an ailing hippie who may or may not be on drugs, the consequences of cryogenic freezing, and on a lighter note, the perils of public adulation when one of the paramedics is lionized in the press for his heroics. Although Emergency! ran a distant second in the ratings to All in the Family during its first season, it emerged as the most popular prime-time program amongst younger viewers, specifically those under the age of eleven. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Kevin Tighe - Roy DeSoto
    • Randolph Mantooth - John Gage
    • Robert Fuller - Dr. Kelly Brackett
    • Julie London - Nurse Dixie McCall
    • Bobby Troup - Dr. Joe Early




    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Show

      Posted
      JConnell

      Great show. I was so happy whey Universal Studios released Emergency! on DVD. It brought back tons of memories of watching this show when I was a kid. It still has all of the action, and drama from the 1970s. This was my all time favorite show and now I get to share this with my 3 year old son who is now a Emergency fan. I just wish Universal Studios would have remastered before releasing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Show

      Posted
      NutsForDVD

      Great show. Watched it back then and it is great to see them again.

      I would recommend this to a friend


    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.