Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. The driver, the title's 'Highwayman' was one of a team of federal marshals empowered to right wrongs "where ordinary laws do not reach" - and to ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988   1987  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Highwayman (TV Movie 1987)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A government agent in a supertruck named "Stealth" that is loaded with ultra-high-tech weapons and a helicopter travels the highways, fighting evil.

Director: Douglas Heyes
Stars: Sam J. Jones, Claudia Christian, John Quade
Automan (1983–1984)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A computer generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in their city.

Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Heather McNair
Blue Thunder (1984)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak
Manimal (1983)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime.

Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Anderson, Reni Santoni
The Wizard (1986–1987)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An eccentric little person inventor has adventures battling evil around the world.

Stars: David Rappaport, Douglas Barr, Fran Ryan
Airwolf (TV Movie 1984)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord
Misfits of Science (1985–1986)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller
The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Movie 1973)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

Director: Richard Irving
Stars: Lee Majors, Barbara Anderson, Martin Balsam
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Running low on fuel, the Battlestar Galactica receives the help of the supposedly lost Battlestar Pegasus which is taking the offensive with the Cylons.

Directors: Vince Edwards, Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene
The Phoenix (TV Series 1981)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An ancient and powerful human-like alien is pursued on modern Earth while he searches for his long lost partner.

Stars: Judson Scott, Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall
Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi
Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 The Highwayman (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
...
 Jetto (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
...
 D.C. Montana (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
...
 Ms. Tania Winthrop (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
Edit

Storyline

Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. The driver, the title's 'Highwayman' was one of a team of federal marshals empowered to right wrongs "where ordinary laws do not reach" - and to haul special cargo. The truck was heavily armed, and had a cab that turned into a helicopter for quick escapes. Written by Mike McCluskey <figaro1@bc.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

police | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highwayman  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Highwayman's real name was never revealed in any of the installments. Nor was the United States government agency that employed him specifically identified. See more »

Connections

Follows The Highwayman (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Some fine 80s cheese
18 May 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

If you are not into classic Sci-Fi shows from the 80s that are rather cheesy, do yourself a favor and just don't watch "The Highwayman". But if you like this kind of shows, if it reminds you of your childhood - go take a look! Yes, some of the SFX was outdated maybe 10 years before this show started, but damn, a truck with a helicopter in it! When I saw that as a child I knew i would love that show.

The 80s atmosphere in the episodes is thick, some sequences doesn't even seem to belong to the real world. Is the Highwayman really guarding the streets? Or is he a hero in some kind of a dreamland? Some in-between limbo maybe? Who knows...

Imo, Sam Jones is doing a great job as the though lead actor here, and Jacko as Jetto - yeah, yeah, I know he's not a real actor, but b(OY!) does he add some lunatic charm to this show. So, all in all, this is not a hit show from the past that everyone has seen and everyone remembers (like "Knight Rider", which is still around as a rerun every now and then), but believe me, it's worth a view!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?