The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero: Season 2
A special-ed teacher, an FBI agent, and a UFO? That's right, you've guessed it -- The Greatest American Hero. This show was first aired in 1981, and was both a comedy and a drama. A special "power suit" that only works on him is given to the teacher by the aliens, and he is paired up with the gumshoe FBI agent who keeps them both busy with his scenarios. The suit of "unearthly powers" gives the power of strength, flight, invisibilty, flames, telekenesis, vision of events without being there, protection from bullets and fire (if he remembers to cover his head!), and some others that he must figure out as well because; HE LOST THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAME WITH THE SUIT! Intro Theme:
Look at what's happened to me
I can't believe it myself
Suddenly I'm up on top of the world
It should have been somebody else Believe it or not I'm walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flying away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it's just me
Cast View all
|Michael Paré||Tony Villicana|
|Jesse D. Goins||Cyler Johnson|
|William Katt||Ralph Hinkley|
|Robert Culp||Bill Maxwell|
|Faye Grant||Rhonda Blake|
|Connie Sellecca||Pam Davidson|
|Don Cervantes||Paco Rodriguez|
|William Bogert||Les Carlisle|
|Milt Kogan||Dr. Moran|
|Bill Quinn||Harlan Blackford|
|Glenn R. Wilder||Capt. Franklin|
|J.P. Bumstead||Agent Spiegel|
|James Whitmore Jr.||Byron Bigsby|
|Michael Cornelison||Eugene Vale|
|Chip Johnson||Agent Sharp|
|Don Maxwell||Motorcycle Cop|
|Joe Mantegna||Juan / Clerk at FAA|
|Tony Cox||Circus Dwarf|
|Glynn Turman||Captain Le Clerc|
|Gary Grubbs||Doyle Casco|
Crew View all
|Georg Stanford Brown|
|Robert C. Thompson|
|Writer||Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell, Juanita Bartlett, Rudolph Borchert, Robert Culp, Frank Lupo, Danny Lee Cole, J. Duncan Ray|
|Producer||Stephen J. Cannell, Juanita Bartlett, Christopher Nelson, Frank Lupo, Gary Winter, Jo Swerling Jr.|
|Photography||Jacques Marquette, Bradley B. Six|
|Musician||Pete Carpenter, Mike Post|
Episodes View details
It's base-ball time, and The California Stars pitchers are all getting beaten-up by thugs, so it's up to Ralph and Bill to figure out why. Bill comes up with a fabulous idea--- Ralph can wear the ""suit"" under his uniform and pitch himself. When the thugs attack him, LOOK OUT!!! Now it's off to the field to test Ralph's control. Can he get it over the plate? He says that he used to pitch in high school, and as a matter of fact they called his fast ball ""the Hinkley high smoker!"" Pam says they called him ""easy hit Hinkley"", but with Bill in the catcher's mitt--- Ralph breaks Bill's hand with a 200 mp fastball. A tryout for the pitching job is scheduled, and the coach of the stars puts in their best hitter, Kyfano. They never expect our boy to be any good, but, three pitches later.-- Kyfano is out and Ralph is in! They tried to clock it, but it wouldn't register. Up to bat at negotiating the contract is Bill (should have been Pam!!), and they rip him off with a phony life insur
Ralph and Bill must stop World War III by defusing a corrupt military leader's plans to launch a suprise missile attack against Russia.
Ralph and Bill are kidnapped by a tycoon that actually had his own suit given to him years ago by the aliens. The suit corrupted this man to use it for personal fortune, and he did not lose the instruction book. The aliens did not like the way he was using the suit, and they took it away from him.
A motorcycle gang steals the super-suit, and tries to use it to take over a town. It only works on Ralph, so they must force HIM to do their dirty work while holding Bill captive.
Ralph's students start a band, and a promoter lands them a spot on a big ticket concert while trying to get Pam to go out with him.
Ralph finds a window into the 4th dimension while scouting an old house. Bill gets possesed by a woman's spirit, and Ralph must return her through that window.
Bill has a treasure map, and takes Ralph and his class out to the desert to find the lost Diablo Gold Mine that vanished a long time ago, and are met with resistance from the local thieves.
A psycho military cult leader tries to spread the small-pox virus.
Ralph crashes head first into a train, and gets amnesia. Pam and Bill have to convince him that the suit really works.
While practicing flying in the desert with Bill, Ralph gets a vision of a plane crash. It's the suit showing it to him, and Bill can only see it when he touches Ralph. They rush to the scene to find no plane, and figure out that it must be something that hasn't happened yet, and they're supposed to prevent it. We come to find out that Pam is on that plane, and it's been hijacked. To make matters worse, the plane has an experimental cloaking device that makes it invisible to radar, and the Air Force would rather shoot it down than have the plane in enemy hands.
Years ago, prisoners of war were brainwashed to respond to a code phrase. Now, someone is using them to commit acts of sabotage. Bill and Ralph investigate, but Bill inadvertently falls under a hypnotic trance, leaving the heroics up to Ralph.
Ralph takes a job at the circus as a human cannonball while trying to help Bill bust a crime ring that involves a phony dating service.
A space shuttle is about to crash, and only Ralph can save it. He does so, but ends up supermagnetized, perhaps permanently. Worst of all, a strange creature aboard the shuttle heads towards Los Angeles, electricuting all who get in its way.
Ron O'Neill, John Hancock, Thalmus Rasulala, Lincoln Kilpatrick Scenario: When an old FBI buddy invites Bill to his Caribbean retreat, Maxwell takes Ralph, Pam and the students along. Unfortunately, they find themselves involved in a voodoo plot to take over the island's government.
Ralph and Bill hunt for the sea creature ""Carrie"" in the Bermuda Triangle thinking that the monster may be responsible for all of the boats that disappear there. They undercover a stolen boat ring, and never find the creature.
Ralph skis like a pro with the suit on, and stands in at the Olympics for a Russian skiier so the man can defect to America, and hand over top secret information that he stole.
An act of kindness backfires when Ralph uses the suit to help a coworker with a personal project. This leads his other co-workers to take daring chances for their own shots at success. Soon, he must don the super suit not only to prevent them from ruining their lives, but also to save Bill from a vengeful, recently paroled killer.
Bill convinces the parents of a kidnap victim to pay the ransom, certain that Ralph can recover it when he saves their little girl. Ralph finds himself being audited by an overzealous IRS agent who's convinced he took the ransom money. Meanwhile, Ralph and Bill keep getting shot at in drive-by shootings, but by who?
Tired of using the suit to fight crime, Ralph decides to branch out. He tries to intervene in a battle between an old man fighting for his home and the city taking it away, but Bill has him on the hunt for bank robbers.
Bill recieves hot tips on a speed factory working out of a fast food chain, and a newspaper reporter publishes pictures of Ralph flying.
Ralph's mother is re-marrying to a man who planted a much wanted micro-chip in her engagement ring.
Bill falls in love with a female FBI agent, and wants to tell her about the suit. She turns out to be a spy, and is ordered to kill him.
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