An old mentor of MacGyver's asks him to judge a physics competition. The mentor's son becomes despondent after failing to win the competition and locks himself in the lab with a homemade bomb.

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... MacGyver
... Pete Thornton (credit only)
... Professor Julian Ryman (as Larry Dobkin)
... Janet
... Aaron
... Geoffrey Kramer
... David Ryman
... Hillary
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MacGyver is asked by his former professor to be a judge for a university physics competition - a competition that Mac himself has won. The professor's son, pumped and primed to win the prize, is deceived and ultimately defeated. The aftermath proves deadly, as Mac deals with the son's depression and endless uphill battle to make his father proud. Written by clbw

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23 November 1987 (USA)  »

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The picture of Julian Ryman, the first winner of the Barricade Follies, is actual that of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman. See more »

Goofs

When Geoffrey is solving the bolt lock barricade he says that trying to run all 4,096 combinations at an average of 10 seconds per try would take him more than 12 hours. It would actually take 11 hours and 23 minutes. See more »

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Aaron: [fires cannon] Now that I have your attention, let it be known that the annual Fizzics Follies has been fractioned to the final four finalists.
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Referenced in La habitación de Fermat (2007) See more »

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Written by Randy Edelman
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