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Highway to Heaven 

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

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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984  
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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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" (God), 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 Werewolf and his role in in little house on the prairie). 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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Camino al cielo  »

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Viewers often assumed that Michael Landon was very religious due to the Christian themes in this series. However, according to Merlin Olsen, Landon never practiced any religion as an adult. See more »

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Mark Gordon: I got the stuff! I got the stuff!
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Featured in Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) See more »

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Highway to Heaven
18 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I grew up watching this TV show and it was usually very touching and sometimes very sad. There is one episode in season 2 that was very good called "Friends". It's about an overweight girl, Jenny, who is desperate to make friends at school. When she begins to tutor the school jock, Jack, another girl in school gets jealous and acts like she is her friend. Then she humiliates Jenny in front of Jack. Jonathan helps her build her self-esteem and brings Jack's down a bit.

I also enjoyed these two guys on Little House on the Prairie which was an excellent family show (I own all seasons on DVD!) It's sad that some people think these two were gay. I guess some narrow-minded people can't understand that two guys can be very good friends. Especially with all of the trash on TV now, if a show is very wholesome some people don't like it and have to try to tear it down.

Anyone with children who wants to let them watch a show without profanity and filth should let them watch this great show. We all love and miss you Michael and Victor!


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