Call To Glory

[Call To Glory cast]

Revision date: February 2, 1992

Compiled by Loren Heisey


Series notes

Show type: Drama
Original run of show: 
    episodes 1-19  - August 13, 1984 to February 12, 1985 on ABC
    episode  20    - June 30, 1985 on ABC
    episodes 21-22 - syndicated

Guide notes

    Episodes are in original broadcast order.
    Synopses come from the A&E Program Guide.


    Craig T. Nelson       Col. Raynor Sarnac
    Cindy Pickett         Vanessa Sarnac
    Elisabeth Shue        Jackie Sarnac
    David Hollander       Wesley Sarnac
    Gabriel Damon         RH Sarnac
    Thomas O'Brien        Patrick Thomas
    David Lain Baker      Airman Tom Bonelli
    Keenan Wynn           Carl Sarnac
    J.D. Cannon           General Hampton
    Priscilla Pointer     Lillie


 1. Air Force [2 hour pilot] - During the darkest days of the Cuban missle
    crisis, Raynor is ordered to fly over Cuba to obtain proof that the
    Russians are installing nuclear warheads.
 2. The Move - The entire Sarnac family is thrown into turmoil when Raynor
    receives a lucrative job offer in the private sector.
 3. Blackbird - Raynor faces one of his toughest missions as he tries to
    prevent a bitter ex-pilot from exposing the details of a top secret
 4. Paper Tiger - A dangerous top-secret mission takes Raynor over Red
    China to see if the Chinese have developed an Atomic Bomb.
 5. A Nation Divided - The violence spawned by the Civil Rights Movement
    hits home when Wesley and a black friend are beaten by teenage
 6. Go/No Go - On a mission into the heart of Saigon, Raynor bears
    personal witness to the horrifying brutality of the government.
 7. Call It Courage - Raynor's involvement in a bitter political
    controversy could cost him a valued friendship...and ruin his
    military career.
 8. A Wind From the East - Forced to bail out of a crippled plane, Raynor
    and a Japanese Air Force officer struggle to survive in a dangerous
 9. A Moment In the Sun - Raynor is torn between duty and friendship when
    an Air Force buddy suddenly develops a crippling fear of flying.
10. Cover Story - While testing a new flight system, Sarnec is hounded
    by an investigative reporter probing for revelations about defense
11. Realities - Raynor and Vanessa are so involved in their friends'
    marital problems, they don't notice Carl is facing a crisis of his
12. The Wake - Tension mounts in the Sarnac household as Raynor prepares
    for a mission that has already claimed the life of one of his best
    test pilots.
13. Medals All of Brass - Raynor is forced to face the harsh truth that
    an old friend is really a spy for the KGB.
14. A Wind of Change - A flight over Vietnam turns into a journey of
    terror when Raynor is shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese.
15. Give Unto Caesar - Stiff penalties await a pilot who disobeys orders
    and brings a Russian defector back to America.
16. Moonchild - The news that a child is on the way puts a wedge in the
    Sarnac's marriage as they both try to cope with feelings of doubt
    and guilt.
17. Image - The Sarnac family faces an uncertain future when Venessa
    decides she needs a break from her husband and children.
18. Fathers and Sons - Raynor finds himself on an emotional roller coaster
    when he discovers the truth about Carl's illness...and about his
    daughter's relationship with a new boyfriend.
19. Just In Time - While on special assignment in Vietnam, Raynor launches
    a dangerous rescue mission to save a Vietnamese boy he wants to adopt.
20. Call To Glory: JFK [movie] - Raynor and his family face difficult
    personal challenges in the days leading to the assassination of
    President John F. Kennedy.
21. Fathers and Daughters - Jackie longs to follow in her father's
    footsteps and become an Air Force pilot.
22. The End, The Beginning - Raynor's release from captivity and his
    homecoming celebration are postponed.