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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 MacGyver (139 episodes, 1985-1992)
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Macgyver is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, Macgyver is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continually learn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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Trivia

The first two seasons of the show were shot entirely in the Los Angeles area. However, as an adventure series, ABC was ready to cancel due to the price of location filming and time spent moving the production crew over a six-day shoot schedule. With threat of cancellation, the producers, including Henry Winkler decided to send the show to Vancouver where location moves could be made within an hour. In one day an episode could move from an ocean scene to a forest scene to a metropolitan scene. It allowed writers to put the character of MacGyver into a faster paced action/adventure series. For Season 7 production returned to Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Murdoc: [before he allegedly dies, shouts] MacGyver!
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Referenced in Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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Good old action series.
7 June 2001 | by (Oakwood, Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

All of us at one time or another have enjoyed "MacGyver". The series always had the most drama and excitement around. Richard Dean Anderson played this role to perfection. I recently watched two episodes one in which Teri Hatcher in rescued in the old west. I watched an episode in which Kim Zimmer is held hostage only to be rescued by MacGyver. Catch the reruns on WGN.


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