The Greatest American Hero: Season 1
Starz / Anchor Bay (1981)
TV Series  /  Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, TV Classics
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6 hr 57 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
William Katt Ralph Hinkley/Hanley
Robert Culp William Maxwell
Connie Sellecca Pam Davidson Hinkley
Michael Paré Tony Villicana
Faye Grant Rhonda Blake
Jesse D. Goins Cyler Johnson
Don Cervantes Poco Rodriguez
Brandon Williams Kevin Hinkley
Arnold Laven
Ivan Dixon
Producer Stephen J. Cannell
Juanita Bartlett
Writer Stephen J. Cannell
Frank Lupo
Cinematography Andrew Jackson
Musician Pete Carpenter
Garry Schyman

Ralph Hinkley was minding his own business, a teacher on a field trip with his high school students, when the bus he's driving mysteriously drives itself out into the desert. A startled Ralph is soon visited by aliens, who had decided to endow him with superhuman powers to fight the battle against injustice and crime. To this end, they gave him a special suit and an instruction manual. Unfortunately, Ralph managed to lose the instruction manual, and the aliens have a nasty habit of never being around when you need them.
Disc 01
 1 hr 0 mins    3/18/1981  1.  Pilot
Ralph Hinkley, an average school teacher, is given a suit with amazing powers by aliens. Now, Ralph must decide if he'll use his new powers to fight crime, even though he already lost the suit's instruction manual.
Director:  Rod Holcomb  Writer:  Stephen J. Cannell 
 1 hr 0 mins    3/18/1981  2.  The Hit Car
Ralph is paired up with FBI agent Bill Maxwell, who has his own ideas as to how Ralph should use his suit.
Director:  Rod Holcomb  Writer:  Stephen J. Cannell 
 1 hr 0 mins    3/25/1981  3.  Here's Looking At You, Kid
Bill, who has been trying to bust open a drug ring for over 20 years, must drive a witness to Los Angeles for the trial of the gang leader and asks Ralph for help.
Director:  Rod Holcomb  Writer:  Stephen J. Cannell 
Disc 02
 1 hr 0 mins    4/1/1981  4.  Saturday Night On Sunset Boulevard
When a secret gunsight is stolen, Bill asks Ralph for help in solving the case. However, Ralph runs into problems when he keeps turning invisible unexpectedly, and must deal with the pressure of meeting Pam's parents.
Director:  Robert C. Thompson  Writer:  Juanita Bartlett 
 1 hr 0 mins    4/8/1981  5.  Reseda Rose
Russians are trying to find an heiress and her Russian husband in order to force them to establish a missile cache hold on their private island. Bill needs Ralph's help when he is suspected of failing a lie-detector test at FBI headquarters.
Director:  Rod Holcomb  Writer:  Stephen J. Cannell 
 1 hr 0 mins    4/15/1981  6.  My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Ralph uses his suit to help Rhonda, one of his students, after her mother is kidnapped by the Russians.
Director:  Gabrielle Beaumont  Writer:  Juanita Bartlett 
Disc 03
 1 hr 0 mins    4/29/1981  7.  Fire Man
Ralph reconsiders his suit of powers after a flying mistake almost takes out a bus full of tourists. Bill also reconsiders his job path when one of his heroes is suspected of plotting out the theft of a precious diamond.
Director:  Arnold Laven  Writer:  Stephen J. Cannell 
 1 hr 0 mins    5/6/1981  8.  The Best Desk Scenario
Ralph lends Tony a hand by finding him a job as a car repossesser. When Tony is arrested for arson, Ralph and Bill team up to find the real criminal.
Director:  Gabrielle Beaumont  Writer:  Lee Sheldon 
 1 hr 0 mins    5/6/1981  9.  The Greatest American Heroine
At FBI headquarters, promotions are being handed out. However, Bill considers retiring from his job. Meanwhile, Ralph must use his suit to save Pam when she discovers her boss is the head of an underground operation.
Director:  Robert C. Thompson  Writer:  Juanita Bartlett Stephen J. Cannell 
    Seen it: Yes   1 hr 0 mins  10.  Greatest American Heroine
Edition Details
Edition Season 1
Series Greatest American Hero
Distributor Starz / Anchor Bay
Release Date 2/8/2005
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 3

Disc 01 All 8 episodes from Season One including the 2 hour pilot The unaired pilot for THE GREATEST AMERICAN HEROINE spin-off series Brand new interviews with: Stephen J. Cannell, Robert Culp, Michael Pare, William Katt, Connie Selleca
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