Emergency! - Season 5

Emergency! - Season 5

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Director: Bruce Bilson, Christian Nyby II, Dennis Donnelly, Georg Fenady

Cast: Bruce Bilson, Christian Nyby II, Dennis Donnelly, Georg Fenady

     
 
Most of the familiar Emergency! characters are still on staff as the series enters its fifth season on NBC. The one noteworthy exception is Boots, the canine mascot of L.A. Country Paramedic Squad 51. But worry not: the firefighters quickly adopt a new dog, named Henry in honor of the squad's skipper, Captain Hank Stanley (Michael Norell). The season opens with

Overview

Most of the familiar Emergency! characters are still on staff as the series enters its fifth season on NBC. The one noteworthy exception is Boots, the canine mascot of L.A. Country Paramedic Squad 51. But worry not: the firefighters quickly adopt a new dog, named Henry in honor of the squad's skipper, Captain Hank Stanley (Michael Norell). The season opens with the series' first two-part episode, "The Wedworth Townsend Act, which dramatizes the launching of Los Angeles' first paramedic program in 1969. (This two-parter has been removed from most of the series' syndicated packages). Other season four episodes are more in keeping with the established Emergency! formula: paramedic Gage (Randolph Mantooth) falls in love with a stewardess whom he met during a standard rescue mission; a man tumbles into a vat of sulphur trioxide; the paramedics lose a heart attack victim due to faulty equipment; a master chef inadvertently sets his kitchen on fire; legendary DJ Wolfman Jack guests in an episode wherein Squad 51 tries to prepare for an inspection amidst a sea of crises; a cosmetician undergoes a bizarre personality change after ingesting too many diet pills; and Ramparts' Dr. Brackett (Robert Horton) becomes a patient himself when he is bitten by a rare and potentially poisonous fish. Although Emergency! was still performing admirably in the ratings, its producers (including Jack Webb) began to feel that the series had run its course, and thus intended to call it quits at the end of season five. In anticipation of this event, the series' Saturday-morning animated counterpart, Emergency + 4, was yanked from NBC's Saturday morning schedule -- prematurely as it turned out, since the producers changed their minds at the last minute and okayed a sixth season for the nighttime Emergency!.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2009
UPC:
0025195050098
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
17:13:00
Sales rank:
4,953

Special Features

Crossover episode with Adam-12

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Mantooth Actor
Alan Vint Fred
Anne Seymour Millie Eastman
Barbara George Dianne Kenner
Bernard Fox David Kerner
Charles Robinson Mike Larson
Dick Van Patten Carter Merkl
Elayne Heilveil Karen Overstreet
Ginger Mason Elaine
Gretchen Corbett Sue Hickman,Mary Lynn Smith
James G. Richardson Craig Brice
James McEachin Lt. Ron Crocker
Joan Crosby Ruthie,Fran
Kevin Tighe Actor
Leigh Christian Paula Hughes
Liam Dunn Amos
Lin McCarthy Claire Howells
Lloyd Haynes Capt. Stone
Mike Roy Chef Michel
Patti Cohoon Nancy Benedict
Poindexter Eddie Lapeer
Robert Fuller Dr. Brackett,Actor
Sharon Gless Julie Robertson
Ted Gehring Hobson,Tom Blasmore
Warren Berlinger Frank Fennedy
Allan MacLeod Pilot
Arthur O'Connell Medford, aka Maduzi
Bill Quinn Ned Banning
Charles Knox Robinson Alan Benedict
Chief Richard Houts Himself
Christopher S. Nelson Arnie
Cynthia Sikes Karen Martin
Dawn Lyn Jean Clark
Derrel Maury Freddy
Dick Bakalyan Dewey
Elizabeth Brooks Marla Ekberg
Jack Kutcher Roger Mulvaney
Jeanne Cooper Evelyn Fennedy
Jessica Rains Margaret
Julie London Dixie McCall
Laurie Burton Jane Ellis
Penelope Windust Jane Larson
Peter Palmer George Antonio
Robert Pratt Alexander Walcott Smith
Ruth Buzzi Amy Merkl
William Wintersole Kirk
Yale Summers Manager
Aneta Corsaut Sheila
Anne Loos Mrs. Hurley
Barbara Mallory The Bride
Bill Harlow Bill
Bobby Troup Actor
Carol McEvoy Iris
Carole Cook Nurse Beauxchet
Cliff Osmond Clyde Fenton
Craig Hundley Gary Welton
Diane Sherry Sheri Baker
Gil Serna Mike Ellis
Hal Baylor Frank
Helen Page Camp Mother
Holly Irving Sarah
James Ingersoll David Cort
John Lawrence Jacobson
Mary Moon Leigh
Milton Frome Salesman
Pat Morrow Coach Jenny Carter
Paul Brinegar Grady
Roger Bowen Felix Schell
Smith Evans Marilyn Dennis
Steven Marlo Swede
Susan Powell Woman
Andrea Bell Karen
Byron Morrow John
Del Monroe Walt
Florence Lake Maggie
Gerald Michenaud Paul
Hal Bokar McClain
Heath Jobes John Whitaker
Jean Allison Dorothy Clark
Joe La Due Capt. Dowell
Kim Hamliton Estelle Lee Dickens
Kirby Furlong Jimmy Simmons
Maggie Malody Susan Murray
Michael Mullins Bob Jensen
Paul Micale Manager
Randall Carver The Groom
Robert Kim Walker Seth
Royal Dano Sam
Sandy Balson Joan Hanrahan
Shannon Terhune Lucy
Sheila James Phylis
Vince Howard Off. Vince
Bill Couch Lucky
Bill McLean Hotel Clerk
Bing Russell David Winslow
Brian Cutler Tom Dwyer
Bunny Summers Virginia
Delores Mann Marge Jenkins
Dick Yarmy Bailey
Elaine Giftos Kathy Stephens
Fay deWitt Mrs. White
Hank Brandt Tommy Lawson
John Wyler Roger
Lucille Benson Annie
Macon McCalman Eddie
Moosie Drier Rick Jenkins
Peggy Stewart Martha Felt
Ray Fine Edgar Jaystone
Ronnie Schell Jasper
Ruth Gordon Lennore
Sandy Freeman Andy Jensen
Sue Casey The Mother
Vernon Weddle Charlie
Will Walker Gary
Zina Bethune Robin Elder

Technical Credits
Bruce Bilson Director
Christian Nyby Director
Dennis Donnelly Director
Georg Fenady Director
Joel Oliansky Director
Joseph Pevney Director
Kevin Tighe Director
Randolph Mantooth Director
Wes McAfee Director

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Emergency! - Season 5 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In reading the review that is posted there are some things that need to be corrected. Dr. Kelly Brackett is played by Robert Fuller not Robert Horton. Who ever did the review does not know much about this series. In the episode where Johnny is at Station 8, the patient dies not from faulty equipment but from lack of equipment being there in time. The squad from 8's was on a nother run and not able to respond to this incident.

Season 5 has a lot to offer for the fan of the series. The bonus episode from Adam 12 is a plus. Wish the studio would produce clearer, cleaner DVD's but being a fan have waited long enough for it to be released
1BigAl More than 1 year ago
This show inspired me to work in the fire service when I was a kid and I worked as a firefighter/EMT for 12 years. At this point of the series, all 'relationships' are set in stone and the storylines explore lots of different issues in the service and in the characters' personal lives. As one reviewer wrote, it is interesting to see some big name/popular actors in little bit parts when they were just starting out or trying to get more exposure for themselves. This show did a lot to create and support paramedic programs across the country and LACFD shown as the leader in such programs as well as the contact point for questions and comments. If you like this show, you have to get this season too; they're all great.
Robert-Long More than 1 year ago
I've always liked this series a lot. I'm glad it's finally coming out on DVD. For those who don't know, Emergency recounts the adventures of the men of Squad 51 of the L.A. County Fire Department. They're firemen-paramedics (this was in the '70s, before there were EMT's in ambulances). They have to rescue the victims from perilous situations, often before taking care of them medically. The series is very realistic and was filmed with the cooperation of the actual L.A. County Fire Department. You'll enjoy it very much. Get every season, and the new ones as they come out. I also recommend Dragnet and Adam-12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series when I was growing and I still love it.
margiewho More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed seeing Season 5. The relationships are building and getting better. Also, I enjoyed the shows that had cameos of actors I see now.
cynthiaellen More than 1 year ago
Good continuation of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago