The young son of MacGyver's co-worker is kidnapped by the boy's father and taken to Canada. MacGyver must go and retrieve the boy from the house of the boy's uncle, a powerful mob boss.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Mary Ruth Giordano
Tony Dakota ...
Tommy Giordano
Peter Yunker ...
Dr. Richard Giordano
Peter Blackwood ...
Joe Catano
Howard Storey ...
George Kaplan
Ian Black ...
Charles Andre ...
James Crescenzo ...
Robert Hoogendoorn ...


Tommy Giordano, the son of a friend of MacGyver is battling her ex husband for custody which she wins. The ex goes to his uncle a mobster who grabs Tommy and brings Tommy to his father. Mac asks Pete to check out the men who grabbed Tommy and they find out about the uncle so they go there but they left. From the Feds they learn the mobster is at war with another organization and is on the run. They learn he went to Canada and Tommy is with him. So Mac and his mother go there. They learn that men who were sent to get the mobster are there. Mac decides to follow them to see what they are planning. Written by

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20 February 1989 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The hockey game in the hit-men's hotel room is the same game played at the beginning of the episode "Thin Ice". See more »


When the bad guys turn on the TV in the motel, there is a hockey game on. The hockey game is actually the first game from "Thin Ice" (Season 3, Ep. 13). Since Macgyver is coaching the team in that game, there is no way that he could be in Canada and in Minnesota at the same time. See more »


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MacGyver: [voice-over narration] Tommy Giordano was a good friend of mine. Had been since the first time I gave him a bath and got wetter than he did. I'd known Tommy's mom, Mary Ruth, since I first came to the Phoenix Foundation. She was a lab technician - one of the best. Her husband Richard was a successful surgeon. They had everything a family could want, except a happy marriage. The divorce was hard.
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