Feature-length documentary "Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love"
Text biographies of Michael Landon and Victor French
Probationary angel Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) launches his campaign to earn his wings by performing good deeds on earth as Highway to Heaven begins its first network season. Jonathan is accompanied on his journeys by rough-edged former cop Mark Gordon (Victor French), who, though still alive, can be just as much an "angel" as his celestial companion (and will be referred to as such in the individual episode synopses, for the sake of brevity). In the series' opening two-hour episode, Jonathan establishes his habit of taking odd jobs in places where his services are needed most -- in this instance, a dismal retirement home where the residents are in dire need of some cheering up. In subsequent episodes, Jonathan and Mark patch up several broken families: A minister estranged from his single-mom daughter, a movie star who tries to substitute money for love in dealing with his children, a burned-out country & western singer reunited with the husband and daughter whom she ran out on years earlier, an American teenager who refuses to accept the fact that he has a Vietnamese half-sister, and so on. They also find time to battle drug dealers and street gangs, melt the heart of a Scrooge-like used-car salesman during the Yuletide season, come to the aid of an illiterate high-school basketball star, and convince a quadriplegic named Scotty (played by semi-regular James Troesch) that he will find the love of his life despite his handicap. On his own, Jonathan falls in love with a mortal woman while trying to steer her son away from big trouble while Mark flashes back to the events of his own childhood and in so doing saves his grandfather's ranch from foreclosure. The season ends with the two-part episode "Thoroughbreds," guest-starring Helen Hunt as a stableman's daughter who falls in love with the son of her dad's millionaire employer. By the time this episode aired, Highway to Heaven was the 19th most popular network program on the air.
highway to heaven is a multiple dvd set that has over twenty five season one episodes and the picture of Michael landon and victor French. Please understand that I only mean harm-free intent to fans and/or anyone else touched by their work, it is just that out of curiosity, I felt compelled to check out Wikipedia entries and eerily found that both men were only fifty four years old when they died. Victor French is listed to have passed away eight weeks before highway to heaven was cancelled while mike landon passed away just 23 months after the show was cancelled. Highway to heaven the complete first season comes with multiple discs and is perfect for those who like healing shows. The first episode of the show opened with their unbelievable strong connection to get along with each other because Michael landon’s jonathan character is shown being accepting of mark’s personality even as he admits to recovering from being prone to getting into fights.
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