MacGyver: Season 5, Episode 13

Live and Learn (15 Jan. 1990)

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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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Glenn Scarpelli ...
Tony Milani
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Mrs. Juarez
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Nick Milani
Ken Camroux ...
Neil
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 and to test their pilot program for lowering the number of drop-outs 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 the 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 ... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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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 »

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When Mr Fraley sees Mac working late he asks what he's doing there at almost midnight. Moments later Tony gets caught at the school and him and Mac head to the construction site. The security guard asks what he's doing at the site at 3am. Mac and Tony return to the school, the clock in the darkroom shows 4am. Why did it take 3 hrs to get to the site and less than an hour to return? See more »

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MacGyver: If this is really what you want for yourself, great. That's no crime. But, if it isn't... If you wake up 30 years from now and all you are is 30 years older, that is a crime.
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