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" (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). 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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The character Jonathan The Angel was originally introduced in the series "Little House On The Prairie". He was played by Ernest Borgnine. See more »

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Mark Gordon: Cute, Jonathan. Real cute.
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Referenced in Muchachada nui: Episode #1.13 (2007) See more »

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Lovely Show
22 September 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Late actors Michael Landon and Victor French did a lovely job as Jonathan Smith and Mark Gordon on this show.

Jonathan was an angel and each week he joined up with ex-policeman Mark Gordon. There were a multitude of stories; Jonathan and Mark would always help some poor soul out without resorting to the usual TV method of violence. Throughout the show, they helped many different types of people from alcoholics to those expressing self-doubt. It was very sentimental at times but watching it gave one a sense of inner peace. I am actually an agnostic as far as religion goes but even if one doesn't believe in God, a lot can be learned from a show like this on how to treat people and how to do things the right way.

All in all, a very sentimental show. My girlfriend did cry at some episodes so perhaps a few tissues would be advised if watching this show.


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