MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 6

Jack of Lies (3 Nov. 1986)

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Jack Dalton asks for MacGyver's help in rescuing a botanist in Central America. Once there, MacGyver finds out that the botanist is an old friend.



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When Mac gets home, it's emptied, not by burglars, far worse: trade mark Jack Dalton, his college mate -musketeers with a girl called Mike-, now an independent pilot, who incorrigibly pulls pranks on practical jokes in bad taste but swears this time he's medically terminal, and wants to do one last good deed: save US botanists involved in his firm Fly-by-night's orchid trade, in Central American (ficticious) Dinoto. Only when they have landed Mac is told that Mike is the botanist, the police of colonel Antunnez and his US cahoot Sonny their heavily armed adversaries, because even Jack refused to be abused for the heroine smuggle... Written by KGF Vissers

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First appearance of Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton. See more »


When the police are chasing the plane up and down the runway, the sleeves of Jack's jacket change colour and material when the camera alternates between Jack's face and the control yoke. See more »


Colonel Antunnez: My mother taught me...never to strike a lady.
[Backhands Michelle Foster]
Colonel Antunnez: . I never listened to my mother.
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