MacGyver: Season 1, Episode 21

A Prisoner of Conscience (30 Apr. 1986)

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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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Episode credited cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Alexander Karsoff (as Larry Dobkin)
The Chess Master
Tim Rossovich ...
The Political Prisoner
Harry Woolf ...
Stephen Anthony Henry ...
Austin Kelly ...
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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

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