A cruise ship is the target of a terrorist attack and has three bombs hidden aboard. MacGyver and a friend from the agency are asked to dismantle the bombs before it's too late for the crew and passengers.

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A cruise ship is the target of a terrorist attack and has three bombs hidden aboard. MacGyver and a friend from the agency are asked to dismantle the bombs before it's too late for the crew and passengers.

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When MacGyver is disarming the second bomb, exterior shots looking into the bomb show his improvised vacuum sucking phosphorous from the dish, but interior shots looking out of the bomb at MacGyver show the dish of phosphorous untouched. See more »

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Carole Tanner: Your chopper will be here in an hour. Do you have to go?
MacGyver: Well...
Carole Tanner: I can recommend the cruise. Gourmet cuisine, sports and games, dancing every night. It's a great place to relax if you've been under stress.
MacGyver: Well... Do I get to sit at the Captain's Table?
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MacGyver Countdown is the same plot as "Speed" 8 years earlier
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happen to be watching MacGyver 1st season and Countdown is so similar to speed I just had to check to see which came first. Surprise, MacGyver did!

Let see, ex-bomb squad guy gone psycho, check large group of people at risk on moving vehicle, check partner get's blown away, check ransom money disappears through false back, check

Of course here, since this is MacGyver, instead of fooling the mad bomber with fake video and letting it blow, he psyches the bomber out and defuses the bomb.

of course that's not really an option with a cruise ship, the mad bomber was just SO lucky that they were heading into a typhoon named Henry so they could not clear the ship.

I do think that having the mad bomber right there, working the investigation was far better then speed.

Apparently we should be mining MacGyver episodes for plot lines... your next action movie, the hero will not use guns, just a swiss army knife

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