Baywatch: is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon based on the television series of the same name. Screenplay by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera and Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra. The film's content revolves around the story of Mitch Buchannon and the members of his rescue team on a journey to rescue the beach from the hands of drug lord Victoria Leeds.
Principal photography began on February 22, 2016 in Florida and Savannah, Georgia. Paramount Pictures released the film on May 25, 2017 in the United States. In Vietnam, the film was released on June 2, 2017 with early screenings starting on the evening of May 25, 2017.
In Emerald Bay, Florida, Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon is leading a professional rescue team nicknamed "Baywatch". Mitch holds a contest to recruit more members for the Baywatch team. As a result, three people were selected to the team, namely: Summer Quinn, Ronnie Greenbaum and Matt Brody. Especially Matt is an Olympic gold medalist swimmer.
During a morning walk, Mitch picked up a small package of drugs near the Huntley club owned by businesswoman Victoria Leeds, who was bribing local officials. A boat caught fire off the coast, Baywatch team immediately went to the rescue. Everyone was evacuated, only councilor Rodriguez was dead. Police officer Ellerbee refused to allow Mitch to participate in the investigation.
Mitch and the rest of the team go into Leeds' party to find more evidence, but Matt spoils the story by getting drunk. Mitch, Matt and Summer then sneak into the morgue, where they film two of Leeds' underlings who say they killed Rodriguez on Leeds' orders. Mitch's group is discovered, although Mitch captures one, the phone is also destroyed. Ellerbee had to release the suspect because there was no evidence. Angry boss Thorpe threatens to fire Mitch if he dares to exceed authority again.
Suspecting Leeds is using the Huntley Club to sell drugs, Mitch and Matt break into the club's kitchen. They saw Leeds workers receiving drugs from fish crates. They phoned Ellerbee and learned that another dead body had been found at sea. Thorpe fires Mitch and makes Matt the new lieutenant. Matt reluctantly agrees, and Mitch moves on to work in a phone shop.
After finding another small package of drugs off the beach, Matt steals the second victim's report from Ellerbee and gives it to Summer, who confirms that the person died by homicide. Ronnie helps Matt infiltrate Leeds' servers, learning of her plan to invade the entire beach by bribing or eliminating competing businessmen.
The team infiltrate the Leeds party, discovering how Leeds created a cover to sell drugs. Matt is arrested and locked in a cage. Leeds revealed that she had bribed Thorpe to get him to fire Mitch, before kicking the cage into the water. Matt is about to drown, but Mitch appears and saves him. The two chase Leeds, while Ronnie and C.J. Fireworks prevent the Leeds helicopter from landing. Mitch uses a large pyrotechnic tube to shoot Leeds and explode, saving Matt's life again. Ellerbee arrives at the capture of Leeds' subordinates. Thorpe also arrives and starts yelling at Mitch for going back to the beach, but Matt punches him in the face. Thorpe was arrested for his role in the Leeds scheme.
After all, Matt and Summer fell in love, Ronnie and C.J. love each other. Mitch is reinstated, and he introduces the Baywatch team to a new captain, Casey Jean.
Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon
Zac Efron as Matt Brody
Priyanka Chopra as Victoria Leeds
Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn
Kelly Rohrbach as C. J. Parker
Jon Bass as Ronnie Greenbaum
Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden