MacGyver is mentoring a troubled high school student who drops out of school to work at a construction site with his dad. While there, the kid discovers that the site may be unsafe when he witnesses a safety inspector being bribed.

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Tony Milani
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Mrs. Juarez
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Nick Milani
Ken Camroux-Taylor ...
Neil (as Ken Camroux)
Christine Anton ...
Sophie Milani
Michael Sicoly ...
Buck
Robert Thurston ...
Gus
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Deron (as Doug Judge)
Garry Davey ...
Building Inspector
Deryl Hayes ...
Blake
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Students are dropping out of high school. The Phoenix Foundation has chosen a school with a high drop-out rate to test their pilot program for lowering the number of dropouts there. MacGyver gives a physics demonstration using Deron, a young Afro-American football player in high school. He's only interested in sports, but MacGyver tries to make him believe that by concentrating in studying, he could go way further than to Superbowl. Tony is another kid who doesn't bother to take part in science projects - he finds it much more stimulating to sabotage them. MacGyver sees hope for Tony and chooses him as a test subject in the program, but George Fraley, the toughest critic against soft methods on problem youth, thinks Tony is a lost cause. The program requires two positive role models for the subject: one teacher and one outside volunteer. MacGyver nominates himself and Fraley. Tony's dad is a workman at a construction site where the project is two weeks behind schedule. The project ... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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15 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Guest stars Christopher Judge as Deron, who would later co-star as Teal'c with Richard Dean Anderson in Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »

Goofs

It would take more than two or three pumps on the spray-bottle's handle to purge the "original" liquid from the intake-tube and draw up the "new" glycerol/water mixture that was now in the bottle. See more »

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[first lines]
MacGyver: What you see here is an example of equilibrium. Now it looks like the forks should fall over but they don't. Can anybody tell me why?
[long pause]
MacGyver: C'mon. Any ideas at all?
Deron: Some kind of trick.
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