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Director:
Writers:
Lee David Zlotoff (created by)
John Sheppard (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
MacGyver and his former college professor are first hunting some artifacts attributed to Zenon, an ancient scientist from Atlantis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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MacGyver Movie Gets a Screenwriter
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A (very) poor man's Indiana Jones See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Richard Dean Anderson ... Angus MacGyver

Brian Blessed ... Atticus

Sophie Ward ... Kelly Carson
Christian Burgess ... Lord Cyril Cleeve

Oliver Ford Davies ... Prof. Carson

Tim Woodward ... Col. Petrovic

Kevork Malikyan ... Zavros
Geoffrey Beevers ... Academy Director

Hugh Quarshie ... Inspector Rhodes
George Jackos ... Sergeant
Andreas Markos ... Greek Doctor

Barry McCormick ... Detective

Directed by
Michael Vejar 
 
Writing credits
Lee David Zlotoff (created by)

John Sheppard (written by)

Produced by
Richard Dean Anderson .... executive producer
Dominic Fulford .... associate producer
Michael Greenburg .... producer
John B. Moranville .... co-producer
John Rich .... executive producer
John Sheppard .... co-producer
Henry Winkler .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ken Harrison 
 
Cinematography by
David Geddes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ron Binkowski 
 
Casting by
Priscilla John 
 
Production Design by
Tim Hutchinson 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Raggett 
 
Set Decoration by
Desmond Crowe 
 
Costume Design by
Sally Turner 
 
Makeup Department
Tricia Cameron .... makeup department head
Andrea Finch .... hair stylist (as Andrea Pennell)
Andrea Finch .... makeup artist (as Andrea Pennell)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Mizel .... first assistant director
Adam Somner .... second assistant director
John Withers .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Allenby .... property master
Paul Purdy .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Crozier .... sound recordist
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer
Ashley Harvey .... sound editor (as T. Ashley Harvey)
Mace Matiosian .... supervising sound editor
Richard L. Morrison .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Morrison)
George Nemzer .... sound editor
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound editor
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Nick Allder .... special effects
Neil Corbould .... special effects floor supervisor (uncredited)
Roger Nichols .... senior technician (uncredited)
Marcus Richardson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andy Williams .... senior special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... visual effects (as Pat Clancey)
Simon Holden .... visual effects (as Simon Holder)
Adam Howard .... visual effects
Todd Mesher .... visual effects
Steven J. Scott .... visual effects (as Steven Scott)
Mark Intravartolo .... visual effects artist/editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Martin Grace .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nigel Kirton .... Steadicam
John Maskall .... camera operator
Tim Dodd .... focus puller (uncredited)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
John Higgins .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joe Finley .... colorist
Joe Finley .... telecine
Mark Intravartolo .... on-line editor
Paul Carrera .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Steve Danforth .... music editor (as Steven Danforth)
 
Transportation Department
Terry Pritchard .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Suzanne McGeachan .... script supervisor (as Susie Clegg)
Simon McNair Scott .... location manager
Angus More Gordon .... location manager
Carol Regan .... production coordinator: U.K.
Mark A. Soo Hoo .... production coordinator: L.A.
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Germany:93 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although Oliver Ford Davies is only twenty-five years Sophie Ward's senior, he plays her grandfather. In fact, he is only two years older than her real life father, Simon Ward.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When MacGyver is on the English taxi, he breaks the windscreen with his fist, but some shots it appears unbroken again.See more »
Quotes:
Lord Cyril Cleeve:[rummaging through the scrolls] Where's the treasure?
Angus MacGyver:You're looking at it!
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Movie Connections:
References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)See more »

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4 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A (very) poor man's Indiana Jones, 8 May 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

While searching for artefacts relating to the lost city of Atlantis MacGyver and Professor Atticus uncover a lost amulet that holds the key to the location of the lost ark which contains the flame of Atlantis. Looking for more funding Atticus is laughed out of town and strikes out alone with MacGyver's help. They uncover the ark but the theft of the amulet reveals that they are up against Lord Cyril Cleeve who seeks the treasure for himself to add to his riches and get him into the history books.

I watched the TV show in the mid/late 80's and was a regular viewer on Saturday evening here in the UK. However I cannot remember whether it was any good or not (I was maybe 12 when I watched it). However the name was enough to tempt me back to watch this TVM one lazy Sunday afternoon. If the series was as good as this movie then I can only assume that I had nothing better to do with my Saturday evenings back when I was younger!

The film is every inch a TV movie. There is little of quality and much that is cheap or mediocre. The plot is clearly inspired by the Indiana Jones video game where he searches for Atlantis, however it has better effects than this. The story doesn't always make sense and MacGyver's devices to help them are just ludicrous. The worst one is where they escape from a crater by using steam to fire a funnel (with a rope attached) up over the crater edge. The (plastic) funnel not only manages to stick on the crater edge but also supports their weight! This is the one that sticks in my mind but nothing really makes sense if you think about it.

The script is pretty poor but there are actually large sections of the film with little dialogue so we're spared apart from every other scene where the characters recap the plot for those of us not bright enough to keep up. The cheapness of the film can be seen in the sets. Most of the special sets are very plastic looking. Some of the locations (a volcano & the Balkans) look like a quarry and a disused industrial estate respectively. When the film does get a good location (the stately home) the film stock makes it look cheap.

The action is poor mainly due to MacGyver's stupid devices. However even car chases where MacGyver clings to the windshield lack any sort of tension – in fact that one looks like he been strapped to the front of a car as someone slowly drives it round London! There is one good twist in the middle that took me by surprise but the film never builds on it and actually manages to diffuse whatever tension was injected within 5 minutes of the twist occurring.

The cast are laughably poor. Anderson is still stuck in the 1980's with his mullet hairdo. He never convinces in the lead and has the look of a man who is waiting for someone to take control of the film – he is more suited to a good series than films I think. Blessed is having fun (and I'm glad someone did) but is very out of place. His booming voice and high spirits don't fit in at all and it occasionally feels like he's taking the p*ss. Burgress as the bad guy is woefully toothless and the only face of interest is McCormick who is more well known for his role in Casualty.

Overall this is a poor reflection on how I spent my time as a pre-teen. A real poor quality product that aspires to be an Indiana-Jones-on-a-budget film but never even manages to get to that standard of film. Not awful – but just really poor, you'll forget you saw it 10 minutes after you switch it off.

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