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|Highway to Heaven - Season One|
Actors: Michael Landon, Victor French, Cynthia Frost, Tony La Torre, John McCann
Directors: Michael Landon, Victor French, Kevin Inch
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Jonathan Smith isn't your average helpful handyman. He's an angel with a mission from God, or "the Boss" as he likes to call him. Accompanied by ex-cop Mark Gordon, whose troubled life Jonathan once helped turn around, he ... more »
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To Earn My Wings
Ned | Eldersburg, Maryland United States | 04/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Available for the first time the Complete First Season of Highway to Heaven. This set contains all 24 episodes on 7 disks. In addition there are outtakes and the documentary tribute, Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love.
Jonathan was sent to earth to bring love, harmony, and understanding to people undergoing problems. He had not yet earned his wings and would not do so until the "Powers Above" determined that he had fulfilled his mission.
1 & 2) Highway to Heaven (Parts 1 & 2) - The pilot for the series. Jonathan destination is the Havencrest retirement home.
3) To Touch the Moon - Jonathan helps a runaway boy and a widow.
4) The Return of the Masked Rider - Jonathan and Mark take a job at a gym to help the owner's grandson.
5) Song of the Wild West - Jonathan and Mark set out to reunite a broken family.
6 & 7) One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (Parts 1 & 2) - A local high school jock gets into a serious accident and has to have both of his legs amputated at the knees.
8) A Divine Madness - A veterinary clinic is in jeopardy of being bulldozed.
9) Catch a Falling Star - A movie start is a stranger to his own children.
10) Help Wanted: Angel - Martin Lamm friend Joey advertises for an angel to help Martin get his script turned into a movie.
11) Dust Child - A Vietnam veteran's family and friends won't accept his daughter.
12) Hotel of Dreams - Jonathan and Mark work as hotel bellhops to help a rich kid find the meaning of life.
13) Another Song for Christmas - Jonathan and Mark show a used-car dealer how his attitude affects the people around him.
14) Plane Death - A friend of Mark's is killed by a drug dealer.
15) One Winged Angels - Jonathan falls in love with his assignment.
16) Going Home, Going Home - Mark is injured in a car accident.
17) As Difficult as ABC - Jonathan and Mark stop a gang from ruining an adult literacy program.
18) A Child of God - Jonathan and Mark help a dying woman work things out with her father.
19) A Match Made in Heaven - Scotty falls for Mark's niece.
20) The Banker and the Bum - Jonathan switches the minds of a banker and hobo, both part are played by Ned Beatty.
21) The Brightest Star - Jonathan and Mark help a spoiled child.
22) An Investment in Caring - Jonathan and Mark help a neighbor fight off a hostile buyout.
23 The Right Thing - A boy's grandfather is being put into a nursing home.
24 & 25) Thoroughbreds (Parts 1 & 2) - A wealthy horse breeder's son falls for the daughter of a hired hand.
These are edited episodes - I want the missing scenes!
L. J. Ouellette | Connecticut, USA | 05/27/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Highway to Heaven" is one of my all-time favorite television programs so I was pleased to learn about the DVD release of Season One. Michael Landon and Victor French shared a great friendship as Jonathan and Mark and their scenes together are priceless. It's too bad that many of them have been cut from this collection as these are the syndicated episodes of "Highway to Heaven".
I have two of these episodes on old VHS tapes. When they aired on NBC-TV, the episode "Going Home, Going Home" was approximately two minutes longer than its DVD counterpart; "Another Song for Christmas" was approximately three minutes longer. Think about this: If each show is missing between two to three minutes and you multiply this by the season total of 24 episodes, you get the equivalent of one missing hour of programming! And for the most part, the scenes dropped are those memorable buddy moments between Jonathan and Mark.
The syndicated episodes of "Highway to Heaven" closed with a tag for Genesis Entertainment. On the back cover of the DVD box is a logo for Genesis International. It would seem, presumably, that these are the same entity.
All I can say regarding this DVD set is that I'm glad I kept my 20 year old VHS copies of "Highway to Heaven". I have scenes that others will NEVER see and that's unfortunate. Mr. Landon's work was the best thing that ever happened to television and it should also be the best thing that ever happened to TV on DVD. Perhaps the powers that be will release a COMPLETE season two with a bonus feature containing all the missing scenes from season one. Now that's a collection that would earn FIVE stars! I'll be waiting for it!"
High way to heaven
zeeone | Adelaide s.a Australia | 03/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who doesn't love michael Landon in high way to heaven? You don't have to be a golden oldie to love this show. My husband who is a beer drinking sports loving tough guy got totally addicted to this series even though he would hate to admit it.I love it and its great viewing for the whole family."
Landon brought heart to television
Sean Pasek | Albuquerque, NM | 05/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Something you don't really find in television today...heart. Michael Landon became a master of orchestrating stories of sentiment, feeling, and genuine love. Ever since Little House on the Praire, he used these elements to help people to realize that there is love in a world that says there isn't. That people DO care.
I truly believe that Michael Landon was a man creating television that was ahead of its time. People often scoff at both series for being too sentimental. Landon proved that there isn't any way to be too sentimental when it comes down to treating people with love and respect.
I loved Highway to Heaven when it was on television for its great, heart-felt stories...of people in need, people who felt that nobody loved or wanted them, people who felt lost and confused...Landon's Jonathan Smith and companion Mark Gordon spread a little light around to those people.
One nice thing about watching this show...you always felt good at the end of the episode.