Heaven Is in Your Genes 

Bill is believed to have been killed. However, after the funeral, Ralph sees visions of him, leading him to Mexico in search of the truth.


Christian I. Nyby II (as Christian Nyby II)


Stephen J. Cannell (created by), Patrick Hasburgh

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Katt ... Ralph Hinkley
Robert Culp ... Bill Maxwell
Connie Sellecca ... Pam Davidson Hinkley
William Prince ... Dr. Striegel
George McDaniel ... Rutter (as George Mc Daniel)
Dennis Lipscomb ... Tom Gardener
Carolyn Seymour ... Kris Peterson
Jesse D. Goins ... Cyler Johnson
Don Cervantes Don Cervantes ... Paco Rodriguez
Ted Gehring ... Lutz
Paul Barselou Paul Barselou ... Thug
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Mexican Customer
William Marquez William Marquez ... Mexican Hotel Owner
Rick Barker ... Bradley
Paul Carafotes ... Thug


Bill is believed to have been killed. However, after the funeral, Ralph sees visions of him, leading him to Mexico in search of the truth.

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Release Date:

13 January 1983 (USA) See more »

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Dr. Striegel shows a picture of and mentions, Dr. Mengele. At the time of this episode, 1983, the status of Nazi 'Doctor of Death' Josef Mengele was unknown. Originally believed dead after WWII there was many rumors he was still alive and spotted in South America through the years. Nazi hunters and Israeli Mossad had come close many times, but in 1985 a body was exhumed and positively identified as Mengele in Brazil. He had died in 1979 after suffering a stroke while swimming and drowned. See more »


In order to coerce Bill Maxwell into helping him find a missing scientist, Dr. Strie injects Bill with "a rather unique viral bacteria we discovered during our genetic engineering" which will kill him in 24 hours. Virus and bacteria are totally different kinds of micro-organisms; there cannot be such a thing as a "viral bacteria". See more »


Pam Davidson Hinkley: Ralph, where are all Bill's friends from the bureau? This is pathetic. Anybody could have come down - Carlisle, anybody.
Paco Rodriguez: Maybe feds are afraid of rain.
Cyler Johnson: Oh, come on, man. It's Calfornia. It don't rain till January.
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