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MacGyver's ice hockey epic with a message!
three-amigos from Canada
29 July 2007
This episode strays from the usual tone of a MacGyver adventure and is
more of a sports story in the tradition of films like Hoosiers and
Rudy. In a change of pace, MacGyver is asked to substitute for an ice
hockey coach and gives him the chance to offer guidance and advice to a
group of teenage hockey players who have their sights on reaching the
"big leagues" and being selected to play for a professional team.
The main plot line deals with one of these young hockey players who is
faced with a moral dilemma as to what is an appropriate way to reach
the professional leagues. He must make an important decision while
dealing with pressures from parents, agents and the lure of big money.
MacGyver plays the earnest coach who tries to help him make a good
choice. In light of recent scandals in professional sports of some who
take questionable shortcuts (such as steroids) in their quest for fame,
the topic remains timely and ultimately offers a positive message for
young people thinking of making a career in sports.
As an "unpaid extra" who "acted" in this (9 hours of acting for 3
seconds of glory), I am happy that this important episode of MacGyver
is now preserved for your viewing pleasure as part of the DVD box set
for season 3. Scan the crowd scenes and you will see my face and many
others popping up again and again in the background. We got moved
around a lot to "fill out" the crowd scenes.
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