That Time The Greatest American Hero Saved St. Croix
Uncommon Caribbean Logo
EST. 2010
🇻🇮St. Croix

That Time The Greatest American Hero Saved St. Croix

I don’t care how big of a superhero fan you think you are, if you weren’t living in St. Croix in the 1980’s then you probably don’t remember The Greatest American Hero. The stiff and cheesy ABC series only lasted a couple years (1981-83), despite having such big names as Stephen J. Cannell (creator), Robert Culp (actor) and Mike Post (composer) headlining the credits. These guys were behind TV classics like I Spy, Hill Street Blues, and The Rockford Files. I doubt that The Greatest American Hero shows prominently in their bios.

Like Crocket and Tubbs, though, the mad-cap caped crusader holds a special place in the hearts of 1980’s-era Crucians. For the reason why, watch the video below. What you’ll see is “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” episode 15 of the show’s second season, which was filmed almost entirely in St. Croix.

Like the wild episode of Miami Vice we profiled here, this film production took the island by storm during the shoot, the excitement only heightening once the show aired in February 1982.

Check it out and see how many STX landmarks you can make out!

The Greatest American Hero – Season 2, Episode 15 – The Devil and the Deep… – Full Episode

Last updated by on .

Related Posts

Saturday Video: The Adventures of Captain T&T
🇹🇹Tobago

Saturday Video: The Adventures of Captain T&T

We didn't grow up with any superheroes in the Caribbean... not any homegrown ones, anyway.
69
Shares
Discover Tire Machèt, The Secret Martial Art That Helped Haitian Slaves Win Freedom
🇭🇹Haiti

Discover Tire Machèt, The Secret Martial Art That Helped Haitian Slaves Win Freedom

In one very special corner of the Caribbean the use of machetes extends to art; an ancient martial art some 225 years old called Tire Machèt.
163
Shares
St. Croix’s Starring Role on Miami Vice
🇻🇮St. Croix

St. Croix’s Starring Role on Miami Vice

Did you know that Miami Vice, the legendary TV series that defined 1980's cool, developed some of its swagger in St. Croix?
328
Shares

Over 150,000 fans can't be wrong. Follow us.

Send this to a friend