The Best Episodes Directed by Bruce Kessler

Wizards and Warlocks

#1 - Wizards and Warlocks

The Greatest American Hero Season 3 - Episode 10

King Abu Al-Fahad asks Ralph and Bill to help find his son, Prince Aha, who was kidnapped by Middle Eastern terrorists while playing a Dungeons and Dragonsesque game, Wizards and Warlocks. Their search leads them from Aha's college campus -- where they meet Aha's Keeper of the Clock, Joey Margolis -- to the game's author himself, Norman Fackler.

star 8.25
4 votes
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#2 - Dreams

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 17

An act of kindness backfires when Ralph uses the suit to help a coworker with a personal project. This leads his other co-workers to take daring chances for their own shots at success. Soon, he must don the super suit not only to prevent them from ruining their lives, but also to save Bill from a vengeful, recently paroled killer.

star 8.22
9 votes
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The Return of the Supercycle

#3 - The Return of the Supercycle

CHiPs Season 3 - Episode 7

Ponch ends up in hospital when he crashes while pursuing a jewelry thief on a motorbike. Jon and Ponch think it could be Roy Yarnell, who's back in town with his own stunt show. Meanwhile, a new female officer is interested in Jon, but his colleagues think she's there to spy on them.

star 8.00
29 votes
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#4 - Jailbirds

CHiPs Season 3 - Episode 16

First Jon then Ponch get put in jail for contempt of court when they refuse to name their informant. Getraer gets the rest of the team searching through parking violations to prove the defendant was no stranger to the raided warehouse.

star 7.96
24 votes
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#5 - Vagabonds

CHiPs Season 5 - Episode 2

A family in a camper van cause an accident to claim the insurance money. Ponch and Jon give chase.

star 7.93
14 votes
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#6 - Pirates

MacGyver Season 2 - Episode 15

While on an expedition to find a Spanish treasure fleet, Dr. Barbara Ortega's boat is hi-jacked by modern-day pirates. They steal the small amount of treasure that she has already found - including the ship's log, which is the key to finding the whole fleet - and take off. When she makes it public that she was hi-jacked, the Phoenix Foundation sends MacGyver to help. Now, MacGyver and Barbara must recover the ship's log, so she can find the treasure before the pirates do.

star 7.92
79 votes
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The Hand-Painted Thai

#7 - The Hand-Painted Thai

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 11

Years ago, prisoners of war were brainwashed to respond to a code phrase. Now, someone is using them to commit acts of sabotage. Bill and Ralph investigate, but Bill inadvertently falls under a hypnotic trance, leaving the heroics up to Ralph.

star 7.91
11 votes
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The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas

#8 - The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas

The A-Team Season 1 - Episode 7

The A-Team gets involved in a mob power play when two girls ask them to find their college professor who went to Las Vegas with a perfect gambling system and never came back.

star 7.80
137 votes
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Dynamite Alley

#9 - Dynamite Alley

CHiPs Season 3 - Episode 24

Bonnie flips her cruiser on the way back from Bakersfield, and the only witness is a boy she talks to on the CB. Grossman is writing an article for Highway Patrol magazine about hallucinations experienced while driving.

star 7.76
21 votes
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Bad Time on the Border

#10 - Bad Time on the Border

The A-Team Season 2 - Episode 4

Hannibal goes undercover as an illegal alien when the A-Team is asked to find a sick woman who was apparently left behind by alien smugglers.

star 7.75
84 votes

#11 - Charlie

Renegade Season 2 - Episode 13

Harris and his seven-year-old daughter Charlie make the city uncertain: The gangster and his daughter live on small crimes. But then the two land unintentionally make a large coup: In a video shop they let go along a few videos, in which one a quarterly million dollar mafia money are hidden. The mafia rushes the two a professional killer on the neck. But Harris and his daughter have luck - also head money hunter Renegade is behind them ago.

star 7.75
4 votes
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The Good Samaritan

#12 - The Good Samaritan

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 19

Tired of using the suit to fight crime, Ralph decides to branch out. He tries to intervene in a battle between an old man fighting for his home and the city taking it away, but Bill has him on the hunt for bank robbers.

star 7.60
5 votes
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Nashville Pirates

#13 - Nashville Pirates

The Fall Guy Season 3 - Episode 9

Colt encounters a case of piracy when he goes after a bounty in Nashville. He performs "The Unknown Stuntman."

star 7.50
4 votes
Return to the Thirty-Eighth Parallel

#14 - Return to the Thirty-Eighth Parallel

The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 9

Friends prove to be more trouble than they're worth when Rockford's buddy gets him involved in a missing-person case that leads to a dangerous and wealthy smuggling ring.

star 7.47
17 votes
An Astronaut in Sheep's Clothing

#15 - An Astronaut in Sheep's Clothing

I Dream of Jeannie Season 5 - Episode 23

On Jeannie and Tony's 6 month wedding anniversary, Jeannie wants desperately to please Tony by knitting him a cashmir sweater while Tony wants to get her a string of pearls. None of which ends up being accomplished.

star 7.31
42 votes
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Silent Knight

#16 - Silent Knight

Knight Rider Season 2 - Episode 12

Michael is preparing to attend the Christmas banquet when he encounters a gypsy boy who has witnessed a bank robbery and is sought by the robbers from whom he stole a gold watch.

star 7.30
49 votes
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Classical Gas

#17 - Classical Gas

The Greatest American Hero Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.21
14 votes
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#18 - Chopper

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Season 1 - Episode 15

The strange disappearance of an antique motorcycle is the first indication of trouble. What follows are a rash of murders where each victim is decapitated with superhuman force by what witnesses report is a headless motorcyclist. As Kolchak investigates, he discovers that the victims were all members of a cycle gang back in the 50's. A prank they played on a rival gang member, Harold ""Swordsman"" Baker, resulted in his unintentional decapitation. Baker's ghost killed several of their gang back in the 50's until his head was reunited with the rest of his corpse. However, the cemetary where Baker was interred was dug up and his head and body separated once more. Now, Kolchak must reunite the head and body once more before the headless cyclist finishes off the gang.

star 7.20
14 votes
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Strange Bedfellows

#19 - Strange Bedfellows

The Fall Guy Season 2 - Episode 17

A wild tale in which a man who fails to convince Colt to bail out a woman takes Jody hostage to further his cause. The woman has an urgent need to pick up a million dollars.

star 7.00
6 votes
One Hundred Miles a Gallon

#20 - One Hundred Miles a Gallon

The Fall Guy Season 2 - Episode 19

The son of one of Colt's friends skips, and Colt goes to South Carolina after him. However, they aren't running moonshine like he thought, and the regular drivers quit.

star 7.00
6 votes
Seavers, Dead or Alive

#21 - Seavers, Dead or Alive

The Fall Guy Season 5 - Episode 7

The tables are turned when Colt is framed and becomes a fugitive.

star 7.00
1 votes

#22 - Reunion

The Fall Guy Season 5 - Episode 11

One of Colt's old classmates steals his own jewels for the insurance money.

star 7.00
1 votes

#23 - Nitro

Mission: Impossible Season 3 - Episode 21

General Zek of Karak is opposed to a peace treaty between his country and Agir, and is working with a munitions maker named Ismir Najiid to start a war by destroying King Said during his announcement of the treaty. The IMF must stop Zek and Najiid for good. The two conspirators hire Aristo Skora, a terrorist, to plant the explosives and incriminate Agir. Barney as a systems analyst sets up Najiid's factory's alarm system so Rollin can sneak in and steal the nitro from Najiid with Willy's help while letting himself be seen. Meanwhile, Jim has identified Cinnamon to Zek as an ally of "Hakim", the Agirian terrorist Rollin is pretending to be. Rollin and Willy grab the real Skora and then Rollin-as-Skora tells Zek their plan won't work. The IMF let Zek follow Cinnamon to an unconscious "Hakim" (actually a drugged and masked Skora) who has the nitro and a radio-controlled truck so Zek takes over his plan which he believes is the Agirians. Meanwhile Najiid has been drugged during Said's spee

star 6.88
48 votes
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A Lighter Hart

#24 - A Lighter Hart

Hart to Hart Season 4 - Episode 22

Jennifer's cousin slips into a coma after being continually drugged by the owners of a health club.

star 4.50
1 votes