MacGyver: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (29 Sep. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,703 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 2 critic

An underground lab is destroyed by a mysterious explosion. MacGyver is sent in to rescue the trapped scientists and stop a deadly chemical leak.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3334 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 141 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 2281 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 386 titles
created 6 days ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pilot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pilot (29 Sep 1985)

Pilot (29 Sep 1985) on IMDb 7.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of MacGyver.
1 of 139 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Angus 'Mac' MacGyver
...
Gantner
...
Andy Colson
...
Dr. Carl Steubens
...
Dr. Burke
...
Gen. Relkwin
...
Reggie
...
Barbara Spencer
Olaf Pooley ...
Dr. Sidney Marlowe
Charles Lanyer ...
Major Dennis
Lawrence P. Casey ...
Colonel Keel (as Lawrence Casey)
...
Sergeant
Charles Bouvier ...
Technician #1
Michael Johnson ...
Captain Taylor
Jerry DeWilde ...
Jerry
Edit

Storyline

In the opening gambit, Mac must retrieve a top-secret pentagon rocket which crashed in Central Asia on a desolate, barren rock mountain and is already guarded by hostile soldiers. Mac's mountaineering, engineering and flying skills are put to good, daring and ingenious use... In the main story, Mac's scientist friend Gantner calls a big favor: an explosion in his top-secret science lab has trapped a group of researchers and caused a leak of extremely corrosive acid which will take only hours to contaminate the water in several US states, so the whole lab will be destroyed using an even worse counter-agent, regardless of the trapped people, unless Mac can stop the leakage and pass the good news. First Mac must get past a laser security system, for him simpler then a smoke-screen. When he is trough one scientist refuses to be evacuated, she helps him get to her research partner trapped in a cave-in. The army is getting restless, preparing a nuclear warhead, and was the explosion even an... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The hole that MacGyver has blasted in the wall and then climbs through changes shape as he enters and exits on the other side. See more »

Quotes

Andy Colson: You know it's going to take a lot more than you can carry in that knapsack to get you through all of this.
MacGyver: Well, the bag is not for what I take Colson. It is for what I find along the way.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mallrats (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
God I love this show
2 October 2001 | by (Little rock) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest shows ever. Every guy would love this show. How can you beat it. Its a secret agent that builds all his gadgets from stuff he finds. Although, some of the lessons and morals and plot lines are a little cheesy, alot of the action and other stuff is just unbelievably great. perfect. I wish it was still on tv.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
MacGyver-movie Jaggermaster
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
Mini Cooper chase sr5337
Need help locating an episode or two KPappas024
Discuss Pilot (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?