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Angus MacGyver's nephew Clay quits school and joins the Phoenix Foundation. However, he finds it difficult to follow in the shoes of his famous uncle. His first mission is to stop an anti-American African terrorist group.


Stephen Herek


Samuel Baum


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Credited cast:
Jared Padalecki ... Clay MacGyver
Alan Loayza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Burns ... Firefighter
Ron Canada ... The General
Tracey McCall ... Tracy
Kiele Sanchez ... Taylor
Greg Thirloway ... Agent


Follows the pacifist twentysomething hero Clay MacGyver (the nephew of original MacGyver (1985)) as he leaves school and winds up joining the Phoenix Foundation -- a shadowy government organization set up to protect America to which his uncle belonged -- on a lark. Once there, he discovers that he's incredibly adept at stepping into uncle Angus MacGyver's shoes. His first mission takes him to Africa where he must help stop an anti-American African terrorist group financed with blood diamonds. Angus has a 'cameo' when his picture appears on the agency's wall in one scene. Written by Jano Rohleder

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Know The Enemy. See The Enemy. Fight The Enemy, With The Enemy.


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When Clay gets out of the elevator at The Phoenix Foundation, you can see three portraits in the background, two are of Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and Dana Elcar (Pete Thornton), from the original series. The plan was to get both actors for cameos later on, had the series been picked up. See more »


References Run Lola Run (1998) See more »


Running Two
Vocals by Franka Potente and Tom Tykwer
Music by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
Lyrics by Tom Tykwer
Performed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil feat. Franka Potente
[plays during the interrogation scene wen Clay shaves the prisoner's head]
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Uncle MacGyver?
22 March 2008 | by xxxx_luca_xxxxSee all my reviews

MacGyver could be an uncle, I was an Aunt around 13. My Dad was an uncle when he was born, his nephew was 10-16 years old. About not being said that MacGyver had siblings, this could be explained. His Father had a son, and then he meets his dad and he has a son. Or in their late teens Macgyver & his brother had a fight, and it took a long time before they made up. I wish I had a chance to of seen this show, I liked MacGyber a whole lot. If anyone else makes another MacGyver/nephew, maybe Richard Dean Anderson would help the show start up. He could make up with his brother, or have it where he has been living with his brother & nephew. Teaching his nephew by example, then MacGyver could retire. MacGyver could get married, or already married and find out they are going to be parents?

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1 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Młody MacGyver See more »

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