MacGyver (1985–1992)
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Early Retirement 

MacGyver's boss Pete oversees the disarming of a nuclear warhead. A deadly explosion at the disarming facility causes Pete to accept full responsibility and retire from the Phoenix ... See full summary »

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), John Whelpley | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
Madison Mason ... Matt Webber
Ted Stidder Ted Stidder ... Chairman Ed Farrell
Rob Roy Rob Roy ... Akers
Paul Batten Paul Batten ... Walter Reese
Doug Abrahams ... Robert Kelham
Elyssa Davalos ... Nikki Carpenter
Richard Newman ... Minister Amunde
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Sam Mulligan
Gordon Patrick White Gordon Patrick White ... Kennan (as Gordon White)
Kerry Hutchings Kerry Hutchings ... Paramedic
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Storyline

MacGyver's boss Pete oversees the disarming of a nuclear warhead. A deadly explosion at the disarming facility causes Pete to accept full responsibility and retire from the Phoenix Foundation. However, MacGyver soon suspects that the replacement for Pete is responsible for sabotaging the warhead. Written by Muldernscully

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1988 (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?

Trivia

One of the the scenes in this episode takes place in a bunker where a missile is being dismantled. The bunker has a blast door which lowers over a window to protect those observing. This location would later be the future Stargate Command Center in Stargate SG-1 (1997), which Richard Dean Anderson stars in as Colonel Jack O'Neill. See more »

Goofs

MacGyver's opening narration identifies the missile being dismantled as a Trident 2. Shortly after that, Pete Thornton identifies the missile over a loudspeaker as a Titan 2. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] Mankind is in the habit of creating its own monsters. And, fortunately, once in a while, it also gets the chance to destroy them. A case in point; This Triton II ICBM missile. The Pentagon contracted with the Phoenix Foundation to come up with a plan for permanent dismantlement and disposal of nuclear weapons.
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Connections

Featured in MacGyver: Unfinished Business (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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