MacGyver: Season 1, Episode 4

The Gauntlet (21 Oct. 1985)

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MacGyver is sent to South America to rescue an American journalist and escape out of the country. The dictator of the country and his army pursue MacGyver, making the escape very difficult.



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Dave Ryerson
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In the opening gambit, Mac gets a map with a troublesome Arab regime's plans from a heavily guarded garrison and uses its cleverly as main tool for his surprise escape. In the main story, Mac is sent by a publisher to retrieve press photographer Kate Connelly from a corrupt Central American country, but she insists to finish her assignment first, so he helps her exposing the secret police chief, General Antonio Vasquez, who is suspected to plan a coup, making a secret arms deal with mobster Dave Ryerson, an old adversary of Mac. They are caught, but Mac uses all his tricks to escape and get the photos out too, impressive enough to turn her into a frisky friend, while the army uses all its resource to chase them to the Mexican border stream... Written by KGF Vissers

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