Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)

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A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people.

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jonathan Smith (111 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Mark Gordon (111 episodes, 1984-1989)
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Jonathan Smith is a probationary angel sent back to Earth to help people. During the series' first episode, he meets embittered ex-policeman Mark Gordon (as Jonathan is walking along a little-used road, on which Mark happens to be driving). Jonathan helps reform Mark, with the grateful Mark agreeing to become Jonathan's right-hand associate in carrying out the heavenly mission. The two begin traveling the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from "the Boss" (an unseen associate only Jonathan could communicate with), with their mission being to deliver love, understanding and humility to the people they encountered. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer. A few shows, however, were played mainly for laughs (such as Landon recreating his first famous starring role in a takeoff of his 1957 film I Was a Teenage ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Some powers are higher than others.

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19 September 1984 (USA)  »

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NBC wanted a handsome young actor to play Mark Gordon, but Michael Landon insisted he would only agree to star in the series if his friend and Little House on the Prairie (1974) co-star Victor French was cast. See more »

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Mark Gordon: Cute, Jonathan. Real cute.
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Good show
28 October 2001 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

I loved watching Michael Landon and Victor French together in both Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven. I remember when they used to show them back to back. It's a shame that Highway to Heaven didn't air longer. I loved the one dealing with the homeless and the one that Jonathan Franklin starred in. I wish I could find the reruns somewhere on tv.


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