MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 19

Bushmaster (23 Mar. 1987)

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A pilot is on trial for being a spy in a Central American country and MacGyver is sent to rescue him. Matters become complicated when MacGyver discovers the pilot's daughter has stowed away on the rescue mission.



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Episode cast overview:
Sandy McPeak ...
Jeff Moore
Joe Henderson
Kelly Henderson (as Rene Estevez)
Lt. Paul Parra
Alex Colon ...
Michael Bandoni ...
Pete Leal ...
Bus Driver
Antonio Trevino ...


Kelly Henderson may beat Mac and Pete for the Phoenix Foundation's field exercise trophy, they are send by boss Jeff Moore, who pilots the dropping plane personally, as rescue team when her dad Joe Henderson is arrested and expected to be convicted to death as alleged spy after his plane crashed on its way to Panama, yet Kelly stowed away so she can jump with them in the banana republic San Perez, which just had colonel Salazar's military coup. Their contact is Lt. Paul Parra, Joe's army-appointed defense counsel. As Kelly packed a small arsenal but no passport, they are arrested at the first check-point, but Mac starts working his magic with a mere handful of dust... Written by KGF Vissers

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The parachutes of Mac and Kelly both opened as they jumped out of the airplane. This is normal procedure if they were connected to a static line, which deploys the chute at a predetermined distance from the plane. However, neither one of them were attached to a static line. See more »


Pete Thornton: [Handing over a gun to MacGyver] Here. Just for insurance.
MacGyver: Pete, you know how I feel about those things.
Pete Thornton: Yeah, I do, but you're defenceless out here.
MacGyver: No, just weaponless.
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