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The Greatest American Hero

IMDB: 7.4

1981, 3 seasons to date

Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi


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A pair of strangers, liberal high-school teacher Ralph Hinkley and right-wing FBI agent Bill Maxwell, have a close encounter in the Southern California desert one night with "little green men", who give our heroes a red superhero suit. The suit works only for Ralph, and the two, accompanied by Ralph's cute lawyer girlfriend Pam, reluctantly team up to battle criminals. Problems ensue when Ralph loses the suit's instruction book, so he had to master the suit's powers on his own.

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Season 1

  • Here's Looking at You, Kid

    A military aircraft with a top-secret prototype targeting system is stolen, and Bill recruits Ralph to help him find the gun-sight, during which Ralph discovers a new superpower that he is unable to control. Meanwhile, Ralph's students press a classmate to run for class president, and Pam's mother and judgmental father fly in from Minnesota to meet Ralph.

    Here's Looking at You, Kid
  • Saturday Night on Sunset Boulevard

    FBI agents and Russian killers pursue a man and woman, Ralph's students are disillusioned and preparing to drop out of school, and Bill is given a lie detector test where he is caught covering for his extra-terrestrial and super-suit escapades, causing him to be suspended from the FBI until he takes a follow-up test. Bill comes up with a plan to resolve the high-profile FBI case in order to buy himself out of the failed test predicament, enlisting Ralph and Pam to help him.

    Saturday Night on Sunset Boulevard
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Season 2

  • Don't Mess Around with Jim

    Ralph and Bill are knocked out and the suit is taken by their abductors. They're brought some place and are taken to see that the man who abducted them is a millionaire who's suppose to have died recently. He reveals that he knows about the aliens and the suit. He tells them that he entrusted his doctor with his final will and testament which basically gives all of his fortune to charity. But the President of his company convinced the doctor to give him the will so that he could remain in control of the company. So he wants Ralph and Bill to get the will back. They're...

    Don't Mess Around with Jim
  • Hog Wild

    When a motorcycle gang learns about Ralph and the suit, they grab Bill and force Ralph to help them get back at the Sheriff who humiliated them.

    Hog Wild
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Season 3

  • This Is the One the Suit Was Meant For

    With their relationship in trouble, Ralph convinces Pam to go on a vacation without Bill or his suit. Unfortunately Bill shows up unannounced with his suit and trouble ensues.

    This Is the One the Suit Was Meant For
  • The Resurrection of Carlini

    Bill is summoned to a will reading (along with several other magicians) at Carlini's mansion, who was believed to have perished when a stage act went wrong. Another magician is suspected of attempted murder when Bill and everyone involved nearly become killed when a fire breaks out. Later when one of the magicians is found dead, it is realized that the killer is still out there and must be found. Written by Darrylb500

    The Resurrection of Carlini
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