The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

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Stephen J. Cannell

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27 February 2005 | michaelf95
Greatest American TV Series--Coming to the Big Screen?
One of the most under-rated TV shows of all time. I keep hearing rumors about a new movie version. It seems to be in the early days of planning. The old series is now out on DVD (thank ya Lord...). Been waiting' for that for a long time...

Here is my take on who would be great in the new movie version:

Ralp: Steve Zahn. Bill: Billy Bob Thorton. Pam: Jennifer Conelly.

The series only ran from 81-83 and I guess there was a great deal of tension between Cannell and ABC over the creative direction. But Cannell thankfully won and though the series was too short, what was aired is fantastic!

If you've never seen the old series pick up or rent the DVD! Holds up very well despite being 25 years old...

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