The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.
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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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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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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

MacGyver's Swiss Army knife went through a few changes over the early episodes. His first and most often used knife was a "Spartan" model from Victorinox. The knife seen in the opening credits of each episode was a Wenger, as noted by its long keychain. See more »

Quotes

MacGyver: If I had some duct tape, I could fix that.
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Connections

Referenced in CSI: NY: Redemptio (2010) See more »

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My Most Favorite TV Series of All Time
12 November 2004 | by lizzie1125See all my reviews

This show had a kind, intelligent, athletic, good-with-his-hands fellow from Minnesota (bonus: he is good-looking). I cannot ask for much more than that. The show was funny, good hearted and adventurous all at once. It should have gotten Emmy nominations but I think it was unique for the time. Now, shows that are similar are finally getting recognized.

The first five seasons were really the best; the last two seasons went for surreal moments of going into Mac's dreams and back in time. But, overall, it was always worth watching.

Once this baby is on DVD, I am doing all that I have to to own it!! Hopefully, someday soon....


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