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The Hero

Three years ago, James Mackey defused a tense hostage situation by shooting the gunman who had fatally wounded James's partner. Now Monica is a journalist writing a story about the small-town sheriff and local hero. Although a loving father, Mackey places intense pressure on his son, Matthew so he can gain admission to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Rather than risk not doing well, the boy cheats on a college entrance exam but gets caught. Afraid of how his father will react, Matt attempts suicide. While in a coma, Monica uses her angelic powers to talk to him and convince him to live. She later helps Sheriff Mackey resolve his own inner torment, his late partner, Nick Hansen, was the true hero. Mackey had frozen when they confronted the criminals, and Nick saved his life. Monica convinces Mackey that God loves him regardless and is able to reunite father and son.

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  • Originally Aired March 4, 1995
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-PG
  • Production Code 111
  • Network CBS
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Name Type
Max Tash Director
Marilyn Osborn Writer
Alan Stark Guest Star
Andy Gill Guest Star
Brian Patrick Clarke Guest Star
Bryan Cranston Guest Star
Bumper Robinson Guest Star
Dave Blackwell Guest Star
John Amos Guest Star
Kareem Ferguson Guest Star
Kathryn Little Guest Star
Kristina Hendricksen Guest Star
Lilliana Cabal Guest Star
Matthew Kaminsky Guest Star
Pam Ostergaard Guest Star
Shane Jones Guest Star
Theresa Ortiz Guest Star

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