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It is up to Jonathan Michael Landon to defuse Brad's anger and bitterness. Longtime fans of series star Michael Landon will enjoy the many "inside" jokes made at his expense in this episode. Michael Landon , Victor French. Dan Gordon , Paul W. Cast James Whitmore Jr. Ron Moody as Arthur Krock Sr. Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith. Jonathan Frakes as Arthur Krock Jr.
The show was a huge hit for NBC. In its early days, Highway to Heaven was very popular and a massive hit for NBC, making it one of their most important shows of the time, but by the end of the fourth season it had lost many of its viewers and the studio was struggling, which led to season five being the last.
The final season was cut short. Landon was concerned that, if they made the fifth season the traditional 24 episodes, then many would end up shelved and never aired. He was correct, and so just 13 episodes were made for season five. The time slot was also changed, seeing viewing figures drop further. The act of hate made it clear why the Highway to Heaven is still very much needed, says Azeem Moledina, a member of Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, who does public relations for the mosque.
On one side of the street, there were acres and acres of farmland. On the other, a quiet row of mid-century houses. But in the s, the city of Richmond found itself in the middle of an immigration boom, with newcomers pouring in from China, the Philippines, Taiwan and India.
With them, they brought not only the languages, cuisines and traditions of their home countries, but their religions as well. Members bought an acre farm and farmhouse on No 5 Road in , and converted the farmhouse into a place of worship.
Other faiths soon followed, and in , the city rezoned the area to officially allow cultural and religious organisations to build along the road. As the road grew, immigrants built large cultural hubs where they could not only practise their faith, but be reminded of where they come from.
Built in , the temple is by far one of the most impressive buildings on the highway, with lush gardens, colourful murals and ornate gilded eaves.
For years, he dropped his wife off on No. But as he grew older, he says, he started thinking more about what might be waiting for him after death. A quadriplegic friend of Jonathan's wonders if his relationship with a woman is meant to be.
Guest Star : Margie Impert. A mayoral candidate intent on turning a local park into a parking lot is made to trade places with a park bum who, in turn, may help save the candidate's marriage. Guest Star : Ned Beatty dual role. Jonathan and Mark return a runaway child star to her dysfunctional parents.
Jonathan helps a neighborhood being threatened by a corporate takeover. Guest Star : Eileen Heckart. An old man, depressed over his wife's death, is put in a rest home by his daughter-in-law. An attraction develops between a trainer's daughter and the son of a horse-breeding farmer. Guest Star : Helen Hunt. Lizzy MacGill and Garth Armstrong elope, but their relationship is jeopardized by Lizzy needing treatment for her cancer.
Guest Star : Elizabeth Storm. Jonathan and Mark get jobs at Camp Good Times , a camp for young cancer patients, particularly one boy who's being suffocated under the wing of his well-meaning but over-protective mother.
Jonathan and Mark's work at Camp Good Times involves helping a boy whose rock-star father avoids him and a teenager smitten with a counselor. When Mark complains that Jonathan has too much advantage as an angel, "The Boss" apparently agrees that Jonathan should be in Mark's shoes and then gives Jonathan and Mark an assignment as policemen with no divine abilities. Guest Star : Elvia Allman. In a modern retelling of Cinderella , a waitress aspires to be an actress. Guest Star : Bill Macy. When Mark sells his soul to the Devil to save the life of a boy he accidentally ran over, Jonathan must get help from two con men to get him out of it.
Factory workers face the consequences for ignoring evidence of water contamination in order to keep their jobs. Jonathan and Mark come to the aid of a minor-league baseball team that's never won a game and an old vendor, once a player for the black leagues, who gets kicked out of the stadium. An actor starring in a failing Broadway play thinks he sees God sitting in the audience. When Jonathan must return to Heaven to face disciplinary action, Mark is left on his own to help when the daughter of his friends learns that she's adopted and sets out to find her real mother.
Guest Star : Shannen Doherty. A disfigured artist falls for a blind girl and Jonathan's quadriplegic lawyer friend denies having marital problems. Guest Star : Eve Brent Ashe. Scotty defends Julian on charges of attacking Rachel, who's in a coma. Guest Star : Peter Billingsley. The doctor for a football team who got a player addicted to painkillers and pep pills is forced to confront his own addictions.
Guest Star : Michael Constantine. A mentally challenged runaway with a cat as his only friend wishes that someone would love him. Jonathan and Mark emerge from a meteorite crater to help an unemployed man keep custody of his orphaned grandson.
Guest Star : Harold J. A movie star and her hairdresser Mark have their wish to trade places granted by God. Guest Star : John McCook. Jonathan is assigned to help his widow move on with her life and be happy again.
Guest Star : Richard McGonagle. An errant angel has been on probation for years because he keeps spreading happiness by breaking the rules. Guest Star : Ed Asner. The father of a soldier killed in action in Vietnam is met with indifference when he tries to establish a scholarship in his son's name. Guest Star : Eli Wallach. Following two tragedies for which Mark feels responsible, Jonathan gives him the power to start over. Guest Star : Alyson Croft. Guest Star : Frank Welker. A Holocaust survivor and his son are targeted by neo-Nazis.
A novelist and his grandson find inspiration on a small island. A reporter interviews the director of a home for unwed mothers, but intends to write a story exposing the director's long-hidden secret.
Guest Star : Bibi Besch. Jonathan and Mark are substitute teachers at a high school where Jonathan assigns a lonely girl to tutor a jock.Highway to Heaven is typical of family entertainment during the s. Michael Landon not only stars in the series, but also produced it. This set includes all the episodes from all five seasons. However, there are some caveats that may or may not influence your purchasing decision/5().