A Mob informant hides some microfilm on MacGyver, who is on a ski vacation. An avalanche that buries MacGyver prevents the Mob from getting to him, but not for long.



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A certain Phil is followed by the gang men of mob boss Sam Leland, who have orders to get hold of an incriminating microfilm and kill him, so he hides it in a ski stick which he exchanges after deliberately bumping into Mac, who took reluctant and wining boss Pete to spend their 'bonus' vacation on the ski piste. First Max and the the stick get buried in an avalanche, but he cleverly finds a way to indicate where he is trapped. After the rescue, Pete stupidly breaks his foot, so Mac has to nurse the demanding, grumpy boss 'without fussing' over him and his cask. Then the criminals try kidnapping first Mac, who gets away, and then Pete, so Mac comes to the rescue, and discovers the stick is the key... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 February 1987 (USA)  »

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(at around 26:30) Pete Thornton asks Mac if he ever broke a bone. Mac replies, "Well, when I was a kid. Couple of arms, three fingers and a toe, I think." In real life, Richard Dean Anderson broke both his arms, when he was sixteen, in separate hockey accidents. The second break was so bad it took three months of hospitalization for him to recover. It's unverified if the other injuries mentioned by MacGyver actually happened to Anderson when he was a kid. See more »


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[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] Steppin' into a pair of skis and pointing 'em straight downhill may be as close as you can get to flying... without completely leaving the ground. Every Winter, millions of people enjoy being out on the slopes. Ya might not think Pete Thornton would be one of them.
[watching Pete take a fall]
MacGyver: And you'd be right.
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