The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 4, Episode 7

The Bionic Boy (7 Nov. 1976)

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In special two-hour show of "The Six Million Dollar Man", Andy Shefield has been injured in a landslide that also killed his controversial father. OSI chooses the youth to receive atomic/... See full summary »

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In special two-hour show of "The Six Million Dollar Man", Andy Shefield has been injured in a landslide that also killed his controversial father. OSI chooses the youth to receive atomic/bionic implants that will restore his paralyzed legs. The result is superhuman strength in those legs. Andy immediately uses this new power to do what he can to restore the good name of his father. Once he gets in over his head, Colonel Steve Austin comes to his aid. Written by <keatho@yahoo.com>

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This was one of Greg Evigan's very first acting jobs. He got the job because the writer had written the character "Joe Hamilton" after a real person he knew in High School who was just as obnoxious. He showed a photo of the real "Joe Hamilton" from his High School Yearbook to Executive Producer Harve Bennett. Harve loved the look so much that he gave yearbook to the casting director and said: find someone who looks just like this! See more »

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Andy is dancing with Judy, yet Judy is also clearly shown standing in the audience more than once, wearing the same distinctive blue dress. See more »

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Decent 2 Hour Bionic Episode, But Lacking in Action
31 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why the IMDb listed this episode separate from the Six Million Dollar Man series, but I will say that the Bionic Boy is a good story. It has Steve Austin going to a small town and helping a teenage boy named Andy played by Vincent Van Patten learn how to adjust to his new Bionic Implants in his legs. It's a good story in that we see a boy's dream come true in meeting his football hero, Frank Gifford and getting to play football again. It's also a delight to see Knots Landing's Joan Van Ark as Andy's older sister. The only gripe I have about this episode is that this is a story with no real villains or attempted kidnappings. But I guess it's okay to get away from that once in a while. We also see Greg Evigan, future star of BJ and the Bear as a high school football jock and Andy's rival.

On the plus side, the Bionic Boy is a special 2 hour episode along with the Thunderbird Connection in season four of the Six Million Dollar Man series. And a good recommended episode.


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