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"MacGyver" The Escape (1986)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
16 April 1986 (Season 1, Episode 20)
Complications arise when MacGyver forms a plan to free a missionary from a North African jail. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver

Kristina Wayborn ... Sara Ashford

Paul Verdier ... Francois Villars

John de Lancie ... Brian Ashford (as John De Lancie)
Miguel Fernandes ... Khan

Vic Polizos ... Commandant

Mike Moroff ... Fuad
Jeanne Hepple ... Ann
Gary Krakower ... Warder
Eric Fleeks ... First Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Conrad Hurtt ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Chaffey 
Writing credits
Lee David Zlotoff (created by)

Fred McKnight (written by) and
Stephen Kandel (written by)

Fred McKnight (executive story editor)

Produced by
Vin Di Bona .... line producer
Stephen Downing .... supervising producer
Stephen Kandel .... co-producer
Hal Klein .... senior producer
John Mantley .... executive producer
Steven Milkis .... associate producer
John Rich .... executive producer
Henry Winkler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
Cinematography by
Frank Raymond (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pamela Malouf 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Production Design by
Stan Jolley 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Thetford 
Makeup Department
Tony Lane .... makeup artist
Joan Phillips .... hair stylist (as Jo An Phillips)
Diana Alouise .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Hal Klein .... unit production manager
Randy Nelson .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin Chamberlain .... first assistant director (as Robin Chamberlin)
Merri D. Howard .... second assistant director (as Merri Howard-Gorrin)
Gary Law .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michael Casey .... property master
Charles Peter Russo .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dean Hodges .... sound mixer
Bob Bowman .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Baum .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joanne Koehler .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rudolph Garcia .... costumer: men
Linda Redmon .... costumer: women
Thomas Welsh .... wardrobe supervisor (as Tommy Welsh)
Music Department
Steve Danforth .... music editor
Randy Edelman .... composer: theme music
Bruce Babcock .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Edle Bakke .... script supervisor
Delia Circelli .... administrative supervisor
Rosa Gonzalez .... assistant: Mr. Milkis
James Schmerer .... executive story consultant
Lukia Czernin .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
John E. Ferraro .... production executive (uncredited)
Betty McNeeley .... production secretary (uncredited)
Joanne Oboyski .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Joanne Oboyski .... assistant to supervising producers (uncredited)
Lorraine Yawney .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

49 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Richard Dean Anderson and John De Lancie would both go on to work on the Stargate and Legend TV series.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When McGyver offers to fix the speaker phasing on the wardens stereo in his office, he takes the cover of the receiver off and starts turning the trimmer capacitors for the radio tuner section, and this would do nothing more than louse up the tuner alignment. Actually you would just reverse the connections on one speaker lead to accomplish this.See more »
[first lines]
MacGyver:[voice-over narration] Sometimes, when they're after you, when your just about surrounded... you realize just how seriously North African kids take soccer.
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