MacGyver is taken hostage by some armed robbers at an airport. MacGyver uses his ingenuity to try to free himself along with the other hostages while simultaneously trying to stop the criminals.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Harry Caesar ...
Al Tennyson
Walt, the Pilot
Dave Redding
Kelly Nielson
Terry Andrews
Elias (as Anthony Penya)
Lewis Van Bergen ...


On one of Mac's favorite trips down Memory Lane, looking in vain for his late father's favorite, perfect fishing spot, he gets lost as usual, this time ending up in a diner run by a boy's mother Kelly Nielson. As soon as the other guests lose patience, Mac gets held at gun-point with her and the cook by a bunch of criminals who took over the road café two hours earlier to rob a passing money transport from Dallas. Mac saves the driver's life by making a non-lethal blowtorch to open the 'can', only to see him shot anyhow. Mac now teams up with the other male hostage, Kelly's friend, traumatized Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot Dave Redding, and learns the troublesome fiends' plan to commit a hijack on the adjoining flying school's airstrip, which they try to counter, either obeying to survive or cleverly sabotaging, with more highly original McGyverisms, using anything around... Written by KGF Vissers

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17 November 1985 (USA)  »

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When Mac is put into the walk in freezer, he proceeds to push aside a side of beef which is obviously not frozen. He then grabs several metal items to use in removing the door handle & making a 'water ramp'. His skin would have frozen upon touching the metal that you have to assume has been in that freezer for some amount of time. See more »


[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] When I was a kid, my dad once took me on a trip to his favorite fishing hole. It's a place called Sparrow's Lake. It's the most beautiful spot you've ever seen. And, whenever I get a little time off, like now, I go back and try to find it. But, it's an out-of-the-way kind of spot and I always seem to get a little lost and wind up at a crossroads.
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Gone fishing...
25 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

MacGyver is trying to get to a fishing spot when he gets lost. Trying to ask for directions, he ends up in a little airport. There he finds himself in lot of trouble...

"Last Stand" is an awesome episode in this first season of MacGyver, with cool moments, great imagination in MacGyver's inventions, and lots of action. And even a very young Jackie Earle Haley as one of the bad guys.

The story is simple enough, with some people held hostage in a little bar. But the non-stop action, and the imagination put in the different situations MacGyver has to face is great. The bad guys of the week more than do their job, and even if it has more than a couple of silly moments, where the characters take the well-of-course-this-door-is- moving-because-my-friend-is-behind-it-let's-call-his-name-so-he- knows-I'm-coming route, the general quality more than makes for it.

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