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"Highway to Heaven" The Right Thing (1985)

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Original Air Date:
27 March 1985 (Season 1, Episode 23)
Jonathan and Mark help a family struggling to do the right thing with an aging parent in their home... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Matthew Laborteaux and Micheal Landon See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Michael Landon ... Jonathan Smith

Victor French ... Mark Gordon

Matthew Labyorteaux ... Matt Haynes (as Matthew Laborteaux)

Marcia Rodd ... Ann Haynes

Michael Durrell ... Jim Haynes

Lew Ayres ... Harry Haynes

Patrick Cranshaw ... Clark
Helen Shaw ... Ethel
Sallee Young ... Woman #1

Biff Yeager ... Coach
Helen Boll ... Nurse

Episode Crew
Directed by
Victor French 
Writing credits
Michael Landon (written by)

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
Gary L. Wohlleben .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Brianne Murphy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jerry Taylor 
Casting by
Susan McCray 
Art Direction by
George Renne 
Set Decoration by
Lowell Chambers 
Makeup Department
Lillian Barb .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kent McCray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maury Dexter .... assistant director
Jack Willingham .... second assistant director
Brad Yacobian .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dean Wilson .... property master
Michael P. Hunter .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anthony F. Brissinger .... sound recordist
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Housiaux .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
Lon Massey III .... gaffer
Michael Meinardus .... camera operator (as Mike Meinardus)
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Butler .... costumer: men
Linda Taylor .... costumer: women
Mike Termini .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
Location Management
John Warren .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Tom Gleason .... music editor
David Rose .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gary Claridge .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Debbie A. Rosell .... assistant accountant
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller
Kevin King .... payroll coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Sound Department
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Marty Church .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still Photographer: Apogee Productions
Pat Romano .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Eisenberg .... still photographer
Bill Sheehan .... assistant camera
Music Department
John Rotondi .... scoring engineer: Y4
Other crew
Michael Landon .... developer
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min | USA:45 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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References "The Bionic Woman" (1976)See more »


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Matthew Laborteaux and Micheal Landon, 17 October 2006
Author: Lilia Rich from United States

I heard, from a Little House on the Praire extra by Alison Angrim, that Michael Landon was fond of Matthew Laborteaux because he had him play, in Little House on the Prairie, young pa, the first adopted son, and now he had Matt guest star in Highway to Heaven. Maybe because he wanted teen aged girls to get into the shows because Matthew is SO cute! Or maybe because he was fun and easy to work with. Matthew's character Abert has been given the nicknames Alby and Albertros by some one near and dear, myself. I didn't see the episode yet but I am sure it was groovy cubed! I can almost image Matthew singing David Byrne's song, Like Humans Do. The song is a lot like Matthew Laborteaux, catchy.

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