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
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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
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
Spun-off from The Six Million Dollar Man