To infiltrate a mental institution to free a political prisoner who is a friend of Pete's, MacGyver must feign madness. Getting in is the easy part...

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When Pete goes to Russia, Mac follows him. Pete reveals he is close a Russian reformist and because Pete was helping him correspond with other people, he was arrested and executed. Pete is there to help the man's daughter who could be arrested also. But when they find her, she reveals that her father is not dead but being held in an insane asylum. So they have to come up with a plan to rescue him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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During the boat chase scene, the bottom part of either an aerial platform or helicopter is visible; it's white and is clearly off the ground. See more »

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Pete Thornton: What the hell are you doing here?
MacGyver: What do you mean, what am I doing here? You take an emergency leave of absence, grab a Soviet Id, a map of Northern Russia and you split. You didn't even say goodbye to me.
Pete Thornton: What, so you just naturally have to follow me?
MacGyver: Pete, we're friends. If you got troubles, I've got troubles.
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