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Highway to Heaven 

A probationary angel, sent back to Earth, teams with an ex-cop to help people.

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Michael Landon
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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984  
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Michael Landon ...  Jonathan Smith 111 episodes, 1984-1989
Victor French ...  Mark Gordon 111 episodes, 1984-1989
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Storyline

Jonathan Smith is a probationary angel sent back to Earth to help people. During the series' first episode, he meets embittered ex-policeman Mark Gordon (as Jonathan is walking along a little-used road, on which Mark happens to be driving). Jonathan helps reform Mark, with the grateful Mark agreeing to become Jonathan's right-hand associate in carrying out the heavenly mission. The two begin traveling the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from "the Boss" (God), with their mission being to deliver love, understanding and humility to the people they encountered. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer. A few shows, however, were played mainly for laughs (such as Landon recreating his first famous starring role in a takeoff of his 1957 film I Was a Teenage Werewolf and his role in in little house on the prairie). Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Some powers are higher than others.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino al cielo See more »

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Runtime:

(111 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Among Hollywood insiders, the show was known as "Jesus of Malibu". See more »

Quotes

Mark Gordon: I got the stuff! I got the stuff!
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Excellent series
23 November 2000 | by rokk1965See all my reviews

I watched every single episode of Highway to Heaven that was aired from 1984 to 1989, and enjoyed every single episode. I particularly liked the 2-part episode "Thoroughbreds", which combined romance with the tragedy of cancer. Many of the other episodes which dealt with cancer were also excellent.

Unfortunately, "Highway" has been off the air since 1989 and is not available on video. My memories of the episodes are quite rusty, and I haven't managed to find anyone who taped the series. Until somebody obtains the rights to distribute or air the series, I'll have to settle for my vague nostalgic memories.

Anyway, it's nice to see there are still some fans around.

Norman


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