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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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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

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ihmemies 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)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the on-set of glaucoma began robbing Dana Elcar of his sight in real-life, Pete Thornton was given the same condition. See more »

Quotes

MacGyver: When James Bond gets an assignment, he probably ends up on the Riviera, up to his 007's in bikinis. Me? I end up 80 miles past nowhere.
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Referenced in NCIS: Enemies Domestic (2010) See more »

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The Best Action-Adventure on TV
28 January 1999 | by GislefSee all my reviews

From '85 to '92, MacGyver filled a necessary gap on television: that of the action-adventure hero. Basically MacGyver is the Indiana Jones of the 80's, which the show itself acknowledges (MacGyver goes on several archaeological expeditions, including one for the Holy Grail!). Added benefits were the hero's reliance on mechanical improvisations, his aversion to guns, and the large cast of supporting and recurring characters. The episodes tend to get a bit preachy with their "Message of the Week" in the 4-6th seasons, reflecting star Richard Dean Anderson's own personal beliefs.


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