Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It will be recalled that the Jack Webb-produced TV series Emergency! was originally networkcast from 1972 and 1977. Viewers may also remember that the series was headquartered at LA Ramparts hospital, where doctor Robert Fuller dispatched paramedics DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) and Gage (Randolph Mantooth) to various disasters, major and minor. Viewers may likewise remember that real-life husband and wife Bobby Troup and Julie London rounded out the cast as, respectively, doctor and nurse. For those with fuzzy memories, the made-for-TV clipfest Greatest Rescues of Emergency! will serve as a refresher. Originally telecast December 31, 1978, Greatest Rescues consists of highlights from Emergency's five-year run. Among these: rescues of air crash victims, would-be suicides, and a girl whose toe is stuck in a faucet (no, it isn't Mary Tyler Moore). Unifying these "flashbacks" are newly filmed scenes of paramedics Gage (Mantooth) and DeSoto (Tighe), recalling their careers just before both men are promoted to Fire Department captains.
assignment, emergency, rescue