MacGyver: Season 1, Episode 2

The Golden Triangle (6 Oct. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 199 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

MacGyver is sent to Burma to retrieve a poison-filled canister from a crash site. While there, a drug lord mistakes MacGyver for a narcotics agent, forcing him into a confrontation.

Director:

Writers:

(opening gambit written by), (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 3343 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 141 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 355 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Golden Triangle (06 Oct 1985)

The Golden Triangle (06 Oct 1985) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of MacGyver.
« Previous Episode | 2 of 139 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Lin
George Cheung ...
General Narai (as George Kee Cheung)
...
...
Prasert
Benjamin Lum ...
Truang
Bryan Price ...
Chan
...
Ming
Angus Duncan ...
The General
Edit

Storyline

In the opening gambit, Mac takes a diplomatic case during an criminal hand-over, and outsmarts he armed fiends making use of the site, a car demolition junk-yard, which almost ended fatally 'depressing' for him. - In the main story, the Pentagon lost an airplane carrying weapons, including a secret canister, over Burma (SE Asian, bordering Thailand) and Mac accepts the search mission. The region in the 'Golden Triangle' is controlled by the sinister war lord general Nairan, whose goons terrorize the rural villagers to work poppy fields for his opium - and arms trade. Mac observes the abusive overseer Truang at work, gets the brave teen boy Chan to show him the crash site but is captured by surprise; Nairan orders him slowly executed 'as an example', bound on a rack in the sun. Chan's sister Lin is too scared for reprisals -whole villages were brunt down for disobedience- to help, but Chan gets him a stolen army knife. In no time crafty Mac frees himself, overcomes his guard and his ... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[voice over]
MacGyver: [trapped in the back seat of a car about to be crushed] Now, you may find this hard to believe, but there have been times when I've had a lot more fun in the back seat of a car.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cliché
27 July 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

First, the good sides: it's always fun to see Clyde Kusatsu's work, and an appearance by pre-Twin Peaks Joan Chen is also nice. But otherwise, this is on autopilot. The opening gambit with the "escape from a car about to be crushed" trick was already in 1985 an old story. Why did they have to make those opening gambit's anyway? It only brings to mind the forced "James Bond WITHOUT the license to kill" analogy. Well, on to the main plot: MacGyver goes to Burma, where conveniently EVERY native speaks English. The Bad Guy is your usual '80s Action Movie stock two-dimensional (one-dimensional, is, as mathematicians know, only theoretical!) cardboard cliché, spouting unimaginative dialogue and being stereotypically cruel. According to ancient cinema and TV traditions, he MUST die at the end and of course, this being "MacGyver", no GOOD characters can't kill him so he gets to experience what "live by the sword, die by the sword" means, literally. I found this hilarious cheating on the writer's part. It's just another variation of the clichéd tradition of the bad guy shooting himself with his own handgun while struggling with the good guy (here The Bad Guy is is trying to lunge at MacGyver with his thin blade only to trip over and to impale himself). The only interesting thing in this episode is that MacGyver's employer is the government, possibly military - but the writers have left it unclear whether he is a free agent or not.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's your favorite episode devil-dog
What is in your MacGyver tool pack? Mighty_Michael88
I heard there was going to be a big screen movie? patw_law
Mini Cooper chase sr5337
Need help locating an episode or two KPappas024
The age old question. fusonjason
Discuss The Golden Triangle (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?