MacGyver (1985–1992)
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A Prisoner of Conscience 

To infiltrate a mental institution to free a political prisoner who is a friend of Pete's, MacGyver must feign madness. Getting in is the easy part...

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Stephen Kandel
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Elya Baskin ... Yuri Demetri
Lawrence Dobkin ... Alexander Karsoff (as Larry Dobkin)
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
Marvin Kaplan ... The Chess Master
Paul Koslo ... Dr. Suvarin
Sharon Maughan ... Maria Karsoff
Jane Merrow ... Dr. Natalia Petrovitsh
Tim Rossovich ... The Political Prisoner
Harry Woolf ... Supervisor
Stephen Anthony Henry Stephen Anthony Henry ... Stepanov
Austin Kelly Austin Kelly ... Boris
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Storyline

When Pete goes to Russia, Mac follows him. Pete reveals he is close a Russian reformist and because Pete was helping him correspond with other people, he was arrested and executed. Pete is there to help the man's daughter who could be arrested also. But when they find her, she reveals that her father is not dead but being held in an insane asylum. So they have to come up with a plan to rescue him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Mac uses a wire from a light bulb to pick a lock. Using one wire wouldn't pick a lock as a person needs two prongs to force the tumbler into the correct position. This point is driven home later when Pete Thornton is later picking a lock and he uses the two prong method. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Thornton: What the hell are you doing here?
MacGyver: What do you mean, what am I doing here? You take an emergency leave of absence, grab a Soviet IdD a map of Northern Russia and you split. You didn't even say goodbye to me.
Pete Thornton: What, so you just naturally have to follow me?
MacGyver: Pete, we're friends. If you got troubles, I've got troubles.
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Connections

Referenced in MacGyver: For Love or Money (1987) See more »

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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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