MacGyver (1985–1992)
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Jack of Lies 

Jack Dalton asks for MacGyver's help in rescuing a botanist in Central America. Once there, MacGyver finds out that the botanist is an old friend.

Director:

Charles Correll

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
Bruce McGill ... Jack Dalton
Patricia McPherson ... Michelle 'Mike' Forester
Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo ... Elena
Kevyn Major Howard ... Sonny
Gregory Sierra ... Colonel Antunnez
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Storyline

When Mac gets home, it's been emptied, not by burglars, but far worse: Jack Dalton, his college mate - musketeers with a girl called Mike - now an independent pilot, who incorrigibly pulls pranks and practical jokes in bad taste, but swears this time he's medically terminal, and wants to do one last good deed: save a U.S. botanists involved in his firm Fly-By-Night's orchid trade, in the fictitious Central American country of Dinoto. Only when they have landed is Mac told that Mike is the botanist, the police of Colonel Antunnez and his U.S. cahoot Sonny and their heavily armed adversaries, because even Jack refused to be a heroin smuggler... Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1986 (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

First appearance of Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton. He would reappear on the show 16 more times. See more »

Goofs

The same white and blue bulbs are seen exploding twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration]
[seeing his apartment empty]
MacGyver: Some things in life just aren't fair. This is one of 'em. I suppose I could always call the police.
[picking up an unattached phone]
MacGyver: Or not. I don't believe this. Bedroom stripped. Closet cleaned out.
[reading title of book left in closet]
MacGyver: Kidnapped. A thief with a sense of humor.
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Connections

Featured in MacGyver: Dalton, Jack of Spies (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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