MacGyver (1985–1992)

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MacGyver takes the place of a Phoenix Foundation race car driver when the driver is blinded. A former rival of MacGyver's is also in the race and will win at any cost.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... MacGyver
... Pete Thornton
... Jeff Stone
... Hans Visser
... Charlie Stone
... Carl Strickland
Don Saunders ... O'Malley (as Donald Saunders)
... Falco
... Moe
Pamela Martin ... Reporter
... Gordon Simms
Kymberly Sheppard ... Bartender
Sheelah Megill ... Dr. Page
Douglas Newell ... Track Official
Jim Paulson ... Race Announcer (as James Paulson)


Mac and Pete are helping a friend of Mac's, a race car driver develop a new engine he designed. They intend to give it the ultimate test at a stock car race. But another manufacturer, whom Mac's friend once worked for, is also there to showcase his new car which he needs to win because he's in financial trouble. And his driver is a man Mac knows from his days when he raced in Europe and not fondly. The manufacturer wanting to make sure he wins, coerces the mechanic to make sure. But in the end Mac's friend is injured and can't drive in the race. Mac learns what happened and searches for the mechanic but he vanishes after meeting with the manufacturer and his driver. Mac gets the race official to let his friend enter another car and driver in his place. And his friend wants Mac to do it but Mac is still haunted by his experience in Europe with the driver. So they decide to let another guy drive while Mac builds a new car. Eventually Pete finds out the mechanic's secret and finds out ... Written by

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Release Date:

12 December 1988 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Williams, who played Moe the video technician, went on to play Richard Dean Anderson's principal antagonist, Apophis, in Stargate SG-1. See more »


Brake fluid is clear, and transmission fluid is red, yet after O'Malley cuts the brake line, red fluid comes out of the broken hose, instead of clear liquid. See more »


[first lines]
MacGyver: [in a voice-over narration as he is driving a race car] For my eighth birthday, my Grandpa Harry drove me and his old blue pickup to the straight-away behind the Clemens' farm, put my hands on the steering wheel and slammed his foot into the gas. I'll never forget the sound of the wind rushing past my ears... how the red needle trembled past ninety... the wheel shaking in my hands. It scared me to death. And I thought nothing in the world could be more exciting.
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Spoofed in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) See more »


MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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