Highway to Heaven: The Complete Fifth Season [3 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 25614087
- Release Date: 09/16/2014
For its fifth and final season on NBC, Highway to Heaven was moved from its familiar Wednesday-night timeslot, first to Tuesdays at 9 PM (EST), then to Fridays at 10 PM. No matter where could be found on the dial, probationary angel Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) persisted in his earthly mission to help and provide comfort for those undergoing crises in their lives -- and, all the while, he continued holding out hope that he would one day earn his wings. As ever, Jonathan was accompanied in his perambulations by ex-cop Mark Gordon (Victor French), who though still a mortal could pass as a genuine "angel" any day. Season Five's thirteen hour-long episodes include the two-part "Hello and Farewell," in which Jonathan and Mark come to the aid of a nurse who cannot get over her experiences in Vietnam, and also help the teenaged son of a flight chief come to terms with some startling news about his past; "The Reunion," wherein Jonathan tries to bring some happiness and contentment into the troubled lives of his former schoolmates; "Summer Camp," starring former Three's Company leading lady Priscilla Barnes as a grotesquely disfigured actress who finds a new purpose in life as teacher of blind children; and "It's a Dog's Life," an outlandish yarn in which Mark must take over Jonathan's duties when the latter is transformed into a dog! Telecast August 4, 1989, the very last Highway to Heaven, "Merry Christmas from Grandpa," finds Jonathan transported to a horrifying future in which three men are given the power to prevent the world from being destroyed by pollution.
Cast & Crew
- Michael Landon - Jonathan Smith
- Victor French - Mark Gordon