MacGyver (1985–1992)

TV Series  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 24,547 users  
Reviews: 76 user | 38 critic

The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 13 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 19 Jul 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jul 2014
 
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "MacGyver" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: MacGyver (1985–1992)

MacGyver (1985–1992) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of MacGyver.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   … See all »
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
The A-Team (1983–1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
Airwolf (1984–1986)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine
Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago
Airwolf (TV Movie 1984)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord
Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton
CHiPs (1977–1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith
Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley
Baywatch (1989–2001)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 MacGyver / ... (139 episodes, 1985-1992)
...
 Pete Thornton / ... (126 episodes, 1985-1992)
Edit

Storyline

Angus 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For him, saving the day is all in a day's work. See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ihmemies  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(139 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(seasons 1-3) (TV version)| (seasons 4-7) (TV version) (DVD version)| (season 3) (DVD version)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

MacGyver's favorite sport was always ice hockey. He is often seen wearing a Calgary Flames hat. There was even an episode where MacGyver coached a young high school hockey prospect. See more »

Quotes

MacGyver: A paperclip can be a wondrous thing. More times than I can remember, one of these has gotten me out of a tight spot.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Orange County (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

They don't make 'em like this anymore
19 January 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This was the last good "adventure" series on the air, with the exception of the very short-lived Brisco County Jr. I was a teenager/young adult when this show was on, and I loved tuning in each week to watch MacGyver create his "MacGyverisms" or do battle with the ultimately evil Murdock. The first three seasons were the best, but the later episodes are still worth watching despite their preachiness. Certainly they were better written and acted than almost anything on TV today (X-Files being the exception). Even though MacGyver was a bit hypocritical at times (he abhorred guns but had no compunctions about blowing things up or knocking people out) and his tricks were not always scientifically feasible, we can forgive him because everything else about the show was so great.

Long live MacGyver, Pete, and the Phoenix Foundation, and thanks to TV Land for keeping this show on in syndication.


46 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's your favorite episode devil-dog
What is in your MacGyver tool pack? Mighty_Michael88
I heard there was going to be a big screen movie? patw_law
Did Murdoc in 'Partners' inspire The Dark Knight's Joker? singh100
Mini Cooper chase sr5337
Need help locating an episode or two KPappas024
Discuss MacGyver (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page