The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 4, Episode 7

The Bionic Boy (7 Nov. 1976)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 95 users  
Reviews: 1 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1379 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 78 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Bionic Boy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bionic Boy (07 Nov 1976)

The Bionic Boy (07 Nov 1976) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Six Million Dollar Man.
« Previous Episode | 64 of 100 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Bannon ...
Dr. Melville
...
Woody Chambliss ...
Mr. Savannah
Nick David ...
Charlie
...
Vernon
...
Joe Hamilton
...
Judy Grant
George Martin ...
Dr. Penny
Kerry Sherman ...
Colleen Lightfoot
...
Valerie Sheffield
...
Palmer
...
Andy Sheffield
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 1976 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer Tom Greene, had written in a part for Frank Gifford, then a football great. In the story, Steve Austin (The Six Million Dollar Man), wants to help Andy, the Bionic Boy, regain the strength in his now bionic legs, so he has Andy's hero (Gifford) fly out to his home in Utah to surprise him and give him the confidence he needs to walk again. Greene wanted to make sure all the football jargon in his script was accurate, so he turned to his then five year old nephew Dana Greene, for just the right dialogue (Dana was already a fanatical sports fan!). When Gifford read the script he was so impressed with the football "speak" that he asked Greene if he played football in school! (Greene only played on the sidelines, that is, playing trumpet in the James Monroe High School Marching Band). Twenty years later Dana continues his interest in sports and has become a popular sports announcer, currently doing Sports on the ABC News affiliate in Salt Lake City. (Greene named the Bionic Boy "Andy" after Dana's older brother). See more »

Goofs

Andy had only seen Steve perform bionically just the one time before he first asks him about his bionic limbs, so presumably Andy would have no way of knowing that just Steve's right arm was bionic, and not both arms. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Mark Wahlberg reported to star in Six Million Dollar Man movie ThePowerToArouseCuriosity
The Robot Episodes edspace
The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 to be released engle_james
Original pilot with Darren Mcgavin debtfull
The Opening Title Sequence...... 426HEMI
Then and Now: Why I Love This Show tifffanyL
Discuss The Bionic Boy (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?