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

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988   1987  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

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
Manimal (TV Series 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Rob Stewart
Stars: Christopher Atkins, Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Richard Carter
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
Airwolf (1984–1986)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine
War of the Worlds (1988–1990)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Humanity must resume its war against the Martians when they revive after decades of hibernation following their defeat in the 1950s.

Stars: Jared Martin, Lynda Mason Green, Philip Akin
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

When a comical mob bag-man rats out the local mob boss, the bagman's cousin must rescue him from both the mob and the cops so he can testify at the grand jury.

Director: Salik Silverstein
Stars: Stan Longinidis, Arthur Angel, John Brumpton
MacGyver (1985–1992)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A dark, comedic thriller about fraud, bank robbers and a search for love.

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Laura Harris, Jason Priestley
Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
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
The A-Team (1983–1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 The Highwayman (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

Part of trend that happened at the end.
2 May 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

The '80s were full of niche programming. This show happened to be one of car-focused action shows that followed in the steps of Knight Rider, The A-Team, Airwolf, Street Hawk, Dukes of Hazzard, and very possibly Automan. The show, obviously a retread of Automan (which featured a holographic helicopter and Lamborghini), a torquing of an idea from the "Goliath" episodes of Knight Rider, or a combination between Knight Rider and Airwolf, the show's only fault was that it came at the very end of this tread and wasn't long for this world. If it came out three years earlier, it would be easily ran for 13 episodes plus and had a better run. And I'm quite surprised nobody mentioned the car that came out of the bottom of the semi trailer and sped off.

Here's hoping this comes out on DVD along with many other '80s one shot efforts.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get this ?????? brett-rawson
Wanted: episode 'Warzone' to complete my set jayson_firestorm
What is Jacko doing now?? princess-leia9-1
desperately need Poem/verse intro to one episode yasserqayum
Memory Lane paulshaw100
what happened to the rigs? crowboy505
Discuss The Highwayman (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page