Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
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Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington 

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Jonathan persuades an influential United States senator to restore severe Congressional budget cuts dealing with health-care, but when the senator suffers a fatal heart attack on the Senate floor, the assignment seems doomed to failure.

Director:

Michael Landon

Writer:

Dan Gordon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Jonathan Smith
Victor French ... Mark Gordon
Eddie Albert ... Senator Fritz McCorkindale
Tom Dahlgren Tom Dahlgren ... Mr. Burns
Joseph Hacker ... Bill Norman
Harley Jane Kozak ... Caroline McCorkindale (as Harley Kozak)
Russ Marin ... Congressman Kelly
Mary McCusker ... Leslie Gordon
J. Edward McKinley ... Charley
Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley ... Buck O'Connell
Hayley Carr ... Lindsey Norman
Bea Silvern Bea Silvern ... Miss Wilson
Ted Mullins Ted Mullins ... Henry Dansker
Dennis Bertsch Dennis Bertsch ... Reporter #1
Faye G. White Faye G. White ... Secretary
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Storyline

An influential United States senator (Albert) is about to vote in favor of cuts in health-care in the Congressional budget, and none of Jonathan's arguments seem able to change his mind. Bot when the senator's grandson is hospitalized and may die because of the budget cuts, the senator is made to realize that he must undo what he's done. When his efforts to change his colleagues' minds and votes prove unsuccessful, he resorts to a Congressional filibuster to stall the vote, but a fatal heart attack suffered on the floor may doom his efforts and the assignment to failure ... unless a miracle occurs. Written by Tony Scheinman

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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J. Edward McKinley's last performance. See more »

Connections

References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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