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MacGyver 

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The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Dean Anderson ...  MacGyver 139 episodes, 1985-1992
Dana Elcar ...  Pete Thornton / ... 126 episodes, 1985-1992
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Macgyver is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, Macgyver is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continually learn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Part boy-scout. Part genius. All hero. See more »


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Throughout the entire run of the series, MacGyver states many times his opposition to using guns because of a childhood event. However, in the pilot, he does in fact fire a gun, an AK-47, and then quickly hands it to the pilot he's rescuing to provide cover fire. He also used a gun pointing it at bad guys in the opening gambit of MacGyver: Target MacGyver (1985). In MacGyver: Strictly Business (1991) he also points and intends to use a gun, but at the time was suffering from amnesia and stops himself. See more »

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MacGyver: [Pete walks in] Hi Pete, office hours are over... Loosen your tie and have some yogurt.
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Referenced in Empire: The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015) See more »

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Still a Classic!
2 November 2003 | by cowS_cowS_cowsSee all my reviews

This is still one of the greatest shows ever! I remember watching this show when I was a kid, and still try to catch the reruns. There are still classic MacGyver references made about building a bomb with a toothpick, some string, a stick of gum, and a few household chemicals if the right proportions. This was just a good show, not overly complicated, but with good values and likable characters. Richard Dean Anderson is likable as MacGyver with Dana Elcar as his boss and best friend. Always a classic!


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Official Sites:

Paramount Pictures

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MacGyver See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(139 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (seasons 1-3) (TV version)| Stereo (seasons 4-7) (TV version) (DVD version)| Stereo (season 3) (DVD version)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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