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The Greatest American Hero 

The Pilot episode of the series. School teacher Ralph Hinkley meets FBI agent Bill Maxwell on a field trip to the desert, where they are met by a UFO that gives them a mission and a red ... See full summary »

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Col. Shackleford
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Paco Rodriguez
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Coach Ray Buck (as Robby Weaver)
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Brother Michael
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The Pilot episode of the series. School teacher Ralph Hinkley meets FBI agent Bill Maxwell on a field trip to the desert, where they are met by a UFO that gives them a mission and a red costume with amazing powers. The new team must then use those powers to thwart a conspiracy. Written by Preston Halcomb

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Trivia

Scenes from the Super Friends episode "Planet of Oz" appear in this episode with added dialogue. See more »

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Ralph's hair doesn't move when he's flying. See more »

Quotes

Bill Maxwell: Well, what I got here, what you don't got, Mr. Hinkley, is a dead partner. If you will recall, somebody shot him full o' holes, which is a definite no-no in my book. That's the same one I mentioned a moment ago, the one I go by.
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References All in the Family (1971) See more »

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Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by Joey Scarbury
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