The Highwayman

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 1988 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: During the sequence when Jetto's two prisoners escape in the car, and he chases after them in the Ford pick-up, the passenger-side headlight on the Ford is seen to be smashed away, and suddenly intact again, in different shots. Furthermore, the driver's-side headlight also rotates between being smashed and undamaged in various shots.

    • Trivia: In October 1987 Jetto was overseas working as a soldier of fortune when his unit was ambushed and he sustained a head wound that gave him selective amnesia.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Bedford: The human mind is an extraordinarily complex universe unto itself.

    • Dr Bedford: Guards!
      Tania: (she shows her ID) US Government. You take another step forward and you'll be spending next Christmas watching Bob Hope in Central America!

    • Montana: Look, Highway, one call from you, Colonel Halstead is giving tours of Gettysburg.
      Highwayman: I learned a long time ago, don't play your card until you have to.

    • Highwayman: I need you to do something for me. I want a computer rundown on Bartlett, Townsend, Fletcher and Colonel Halstead.
      Montana: You just trying to get rid of me.
      Highwayman: Yep, but I'm still gonna need that rundown.

    • Jetto: We were being used, Highway. We've got to stop them.
      Highwayman: Doing what?
      Jetto: I don't know. They're inside me head, laughing, driving me crazy. I can't get away.

    • Highwayman: Don't even consider killing them outside of the law.
      Jetto: I'm a lot of things, but I'm no killer, otherwise you'd be dead, wouldn't you?

    • Townsend: Why would I want to shoot you?
      Jetto: If I knew the answer to that, you wouldn't be breathing.

    • Guard: Freeze, mister!
      Jetto: I'm in kind of a hurry, mate, but I sure wouldn't mind a hand. (he kicks the guard down) or a foot.

    • Highwayman: What're you doing, Jetto?
      Jetto: Turning the weapons back on them like they did to us.
      Highwayman: When did they do that?
      Jetto: I tried to stop the killing, I tried me best. But Fletcher and Bartlett and the rest, they wouldn't let me!
      Highwayman: You tried, Jetto, you tried. That's all anybody can ask a man to do.
      Jetto: Thanks. That means a lot coming from you.

  • Notes

    • Although only by a few seconds, the closing credits theme is a longer version than used on the other episodes.

    • This episode is the only real clue we get as to the time setting of the series - it is said to take place in October 1992.

  • Allusions

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