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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Dean Anderson ...  MacGyver 139 episodes, 1985-1992
Dana Elcar ...  Pete Thornton / ... 126 episodes, 1985-1992
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Paramount Pictures

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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MacGyver See more »

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Runtime:

(139 episodes)

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although his name appeared in the opening credits of the pilot, it was the only appearance Michael Lerner made in the series. See more »

Quotes

MacGyver: [Pete walks in] Hi Pete, office hours are over... Loosen your tie and have some yogurt.
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Connections

Referenced in The Longest Journey (1999) See more »

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Great show, great story
3 June 2010 | by sasazg-1See all my reviews

Although I am only 28 years old, this 1980s show brings wonderful memories. I remember back in high school during the 1990s I was captivated by the this MacGyver character, his battles against arch enemy Murdock, and I was wishing there were many more shows like this, even today. This show was intelligent, creative, non-violent even though it had fair amount of fights, but it wasn't about killing a whole bunch of people like many shows today have stories that evolve in that direction.

I was fortunate enough to buy all seven seasons of MacGyver and even today I enjoy watching them. Richard Dean Anderson did a great job with the portrayal of this somewhat legendary character.


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