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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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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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Release Date:

19 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Camino al cielo  »

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(111 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Mark Gordon: Cute, Jonathan. Real cute.
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Referenced in Mascots (2016) See more »

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The greatest show of all time finally arrives on DVD
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well thats my opinion anyway, Michael Landon graced millions of TV screens once a week portraying Johnathan Smith, and angel sent from God to help people find their ways in life. He is assisted by Mark Gordon an Ex-Cop who's life he helped turn around, brilliantly played by Victor French. This show which is great for the entire family shows good morales and a lesson is learned every episode. Michael Landon's final public work before passing away (Us, never aired)touched millions of people including myself. I know of a LOT of people looking for this show and by the grace of god it is finally arriving on DVD. I urge you to spend the money on this product and share it with your families! A beautiful show waiting to be discovered by an entirely new generation is finally here! Let's go Johnathan and Mark, God has one more assignment for you...in DVD land!

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