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The Greatest American Hero

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Action & Adventure Comedy Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1981 - 19863 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Prime Video Hulu Tags: Alien Country: America

The chronicles of  teacher Ralph Hinkley's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error, often with comical results.The Greatest American Hero featuring William Katt and Robert Culp has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming with subscription on CONtv (Via Prime Video), and 2 others. It's an action & adventure and comedy show with 48 episodes over 3 seasons. The Greatest American Hero is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (3,901 votes).

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47 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & ConTV).

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45 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#2,231 Ranked TV Show

#6 Ranked in TV on ConTV

#61 Ranked in Alien TV

#523 Ranked in Crime TV

The Greatest American Hero has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (3,901 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Greatest American Hero (1)

S01 E01

Mar 19, 1981
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The Greatest American Hero (1) Mar 19, 1981 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.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Greatest American Hero (2)

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Mar 19, 1981
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The Greatest American Hero (2) Mar 19, 1981 Ralph is paired up with FBI agent Bill Maxwell, who has his own ideas as to how Ralph should use his suit.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Hit Car

S01 E03

Mar 26, 1981
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The Hit Car Mar 26, 1981 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.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Here's Looking at You Kid

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Apr 2, 1981
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Here's Looking at You Kid Apr 2, 1981 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.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Saturday on Sunset Boulevard

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Apr 9, 1981
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Saturday on Sunset Boulevard Apr 9, 1981 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.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Reseda Rose

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Apr 16, 1981
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Reseda Rose Apr 16, 1981 Ralph uses his suit to help Rhonda, one of his students, after her mother is kidnapped by the Russians.

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Season 01, Episode 07 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

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Apr 29, 1981
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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Apr 29, 1981 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.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The 200 MPH Fastball

S02 E01

Nov 5, 1981
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The 200 MPH Fastball Nov 5, 1981 Ralph dons a baseball suit to trap Latino revolutionaries who plan to finance a coup by fixing ball games.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Operation Spoilsport

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Nov 12, 1981
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Operation Spoilsport Nov 12, 1981 Ralph and Bill must stop World War III by defusing a corrupt military leader's plans to launch a suprise missile attack against Russia.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Don't Mess Around with Jim

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Nov 19, 1981
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Don't Mess Around with Jim Nov 19, 1981 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.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Hog Wild

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Nov 26, 1981
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Hog Wild Nov 26, 1981 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.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Classical Gas

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Dec 3, 1981
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Classical Gas Dec 3, 1981 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.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Beast in Black

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Dec 10, 1981
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The Beast in Black Dec 10, 1981 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.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Lost Diablo

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Dec 17, 1981
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The Lost Diablo Dec 17, 1981 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.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Divorce Venusian Style

S03 E01

Oct 29, 1982
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Divorce Venusian Style Oct 29, 1982 After a loud argument with Bill, Ralph quits the hero business and turns in his super-suit. Unknown to both men, a gang of neo-Nazis plans to murder them.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Price is Right

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Nov 6, 1982
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The Price is Right Nov 6, 1982 While attending a high-school reunion, Ralph discovers that the wife of a famous pro football player is held hostage to ensure her husband will throw the big game.

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Season 03, Episode 03 This is the One the Suit Was Meant For

S03 E03

Nov 13, 1982
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This is the One the Suit Was Meant For Nov 13, 1982 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.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Resurrection of Carlini

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Nov 20, 1982
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The Resurrection of Carlini Nov 20, 1982 A magician killed performing his greatest trick seemingly returns from the grave to murder his three rivals. Ralph must use his suit to out trick the would-be killer.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Newlywed Game

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Jan 7, 1983
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The Newlywed Game Jan 7, 1983 Ralph and Pam's wedding is almost ruined when Ralph receives special orders from the President to fly a mission over the North Pole. Bill discovers the orders were faked, and that Ralph has accidentally given the Russians valuable military secrets.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Heaven is in Your Genes

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Jan 14, 1983
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Heaven is in Your Genes Jan 14, 1983 A former Nazi genetic engineer fakes Bill's death to use him in an experiment, but Ralph realizes his friend is still alive. He flies off to rescue Bill and the evil doctor's other victims, but a genetic horror created in an earlier experiment waits to battle him.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Live at Eleven

S03 E07

Jan 21, 1983
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Live at Eleven Jan 21, 1983 An Aging TV anchorman plans to retire in grand style. He hires a band of mercenaries to sabotage a nuclear plant, hoping that his coverage of the event can launch a Presidential campaign. Ralph must stop the plant from exploding, but the saboteurs, now dying of radiation poisoning, are determined to succeed.

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