MacGyver: Season 1, Episode 8

Hellfire (27 Nov. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 145 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

MacGyver visits some friends who are are drilling for oil. Their oil well catches fire and burns out of control. MacGyver is the only one who can stop the fire and save his friends' oil strike.

Director:

(as Richard Colla)

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 141 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 2281 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1044 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 376 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 1087 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hellfire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hellfire (27 Nov 1985)

Hellfire (27 Nov 1985) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of MacGyver.
« Previous Episode | 8 of 139 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
Bill Farren
...
Laura Farren
...
Pete Torgut
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
The Beginning
Edit

Storyline

During a trip to visit some friends, an accident starts a fire in an oil-well owned by MacGyver's friends. MacGyver and his buddy then go to fetch dynamite in an abandoned mine at great peril to themselves after they decide the dynamite is the only feasible way the fire can be put out. However, when they use it, the fire only becomes more intense. Can MacGyver and his Hellfire friend survive the incredible heat to put out the fire and save the oil buried underneath the well...? Written by adnyuk

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word episode title | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

If the escaping well-gas could actually be touched off merely by the small spark from a somewhat-distant shattering light bulb that was swinging in a strong breeze --- which incidentally would have been carrying the gas from the well away, also, and dissipating it enough that there might not be enough of a concentration to ignite --- then surely the small debris-fire that was still burning very near the well after Mac detonated the nitro over the well would have re-ignited the gas that was still coming up. See more »

Quotes

Bill Farren: You know, back in the 1920's, they used to truck nitro out to the fields.
MacGyver: Yeah?
Bill Farren: Yeah
MacGyver: They used to call that a suicide run, didn't they?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wages of Fear rip-off
26 July 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

These early MacGyver stories are interesting in the sense that the show has yet to find its characteristic style. MacGyver does not work for the Phoenix Foundation - he's either a freelancer or part of some government agency. He acts like James Bond (in "The Heist" he even says, "Bond, James Bond.") - he's a ladies' man who flirts and scores with them ("The Gauntlet"). Of his classic characteristics only the unwillingness to take a life and the ability to improvise in tight spots are present. As a MacGyver episode, this is pretty good, because it's not formulaic, but then again, it is a rip-off of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 IMDb Top 250 classic Le Salaire de la peur a.k.a. Wages of Fear, which is based on Georges Arnaud's novel. Well, they do say, "If you steal, steal from the best"... Even the dialogue hints vaguely at the movie and its 1977 William Friedkin remake Sorcerer. The problem is, only the middle part that recycles Clouzot's movie's plot is actually exciting - the finale just does not have the same sense of peril. The whole is an above-the-average episode that does have one remarkable treat: a pre-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine appearance by the smokingly hot Nana Visitor, and it's just the first of two: she would later play a different role in #2.21 "D.O.A.: MacGyver". So much for continuity...


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's your favorite episode devil-dog
The age old question. fusonjason
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 Hellfire (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?