MacGyver (1985–1992)
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Dalton, Jack of Spies 

While MacGyver is at the viewing of this friend, Jack Dalton, two CIA agents gone bad show up to make sure Jack is dead. MacGyver is surprised to find out that Jack really isn't dead and that he is wanted for murder.

Director:

Bob Sweeney

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Kerry Lenhart | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
Bruce McGill ... Jack Dalton
Lee Purcell ... Shadow
Curt Lowens ... Stanley Berrenger
Frank Annese Frank Annese ... Al's Partner (as Frank L. Annese)
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Al
Alan Fudge ... Jay Michaels
John Kirby John Kirby ... Messenger
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Asian Buyer (as Cary-Hiroyuki)
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Storyline

When Mac -alone- attends eternal prankster Jack Dalton's church funeral, he finds the scoundrel staged it to escape enemy spies whose packages his new messenger service Jack-be-Quick was to deliver but betrayed to the CIA. They escape by sidecar, but are blamed by CIA and police for the murder on Jack's CIA contact Light and betrayed by absent Pete's substitute's CIA friend, so they turn to Light's female partner Shadow, still chased by double agents, she's focused on the CIA rotten apples and a top-secret encryption device. Mac sneaks the others in at the auction the enemy uses as contraband cover, but... Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Second episode of Jack Dalton (Bruce McGill) in the series. See more »

Goofs

At the club, when Dalton, Shadow & MacGyver are surprised by the rogue CIA agents, the package under Dalton's arm disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] Death is a guarantee from the day we're born. But somehow you forget about it; figure it'll never happen. At least not to you or the people you care about. But it does.
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Connections

References Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hi-yo, Silver, Away!
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Bruce McGill
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