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"MacGyver" The Prodigal (1985)

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Lee David Zlotoff (created by)
David Abramowitz (teleplay by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
8 December 1985 (Season 1, Episode 9)
MacGyver is assigned to protect a person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. The man he is protecting wants to come out of hiding to visit his dying mother. MacGyver must protect him from the Mob and from the Feds. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver

Richard Romanus ... Joey Bennett

Robert Romanus ... Frank Bennett

Carl Franklin ... Andrew T. Wiley
Angela Clarke ... Caterina Bennett

Michael Champion ... Larson
Tom Ormeny ... Bridges
Katherine Wallach ... Carol
James Hess ... Vincent Ivory
Stan Kamber ... Max

John Mahon ... Vendor
Mario Roberts ... Tommy

Episode Crew
Directed by
Alexander Singer 
Writing credits
Lee David Zlotoff (created by)

David Abramowitz (teleplay by)

Paul Savage (story by) and
David Abramowitz (story by)

David Abramowitz (story editor)

Produced by
Vin Di Bona .... line producer
Stephen Downing .... supervising producer
Robert Hargrove .... senior producer
Stephen Kandel .... co-producer
Jerrold L. Ludwig .... executive producer (as Jerry Ludwig)
Steven Milkis .... associate producer
John Rich .... executive producer
Henry Winkler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Frank Raymond (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joe Ravetz 
David Wages 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Production Design by
Stan Jolley 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Thetford 
Makeup Department
Lynn Del Kail .... hair stylist
David Dittmar .... makeup artist (as David A. Dittmar)
Diana Alouise .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
David Menteer .... unit production manager
Randy Nelson .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Merri D. Howard .... second assistant director (as Merri Howard-Gorrin)
Gary Law .... second assistant director
Britt Lomond .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter McWade .... 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
Steve Galich .... special effects
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Walter Robles .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera: helicopter unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joanne Koehler .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rudolph Garcia .... costumer: men
Thomas Welsh .... wardrobe supervisor (as Tommy Welsh)
Sharlene Williams .... costumer: women (as Shirlene Williams)
Editorial Department
Adrienne Williams .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Steve Danforth .... music editor
Randy Edelman .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Kathy Barrett .... script supervisor
Delia Circelli .... administrative supervisor
Rosa Gonzalez .... assistant: Mr. Milkis
James Schmerer .... story consultant
Lukia Czernin .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
John E. Ferraro .... production executive (uncredited)
Joanne Oboyski .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Joanne Oboyski .... assistant to supervising producers (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

60 min | 48 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This is the first episode in which MacGyver's apartment is seen.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Mac is a deeply-dedicated environmentalist, so he would not throw away his junk mail; he would put it in a paper-recycling bin.See more »
[first lines]
MacGyver:[voice-over narration] There's nothing like waking up at home, for a change. Take a look around my own world, sort of ease into the day. Not much scheduled. Guy's supposed to stop by and see me about some up-coming business.
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MacGyver ThemeSee more »


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