A certain Phil is followed by the gang men of mob boss Sam Leland, who have orders to get hold of an incriminating microfilm and kill him, so he hides it in a ski stick which he exchanges after deliberately bumping into Mac, who took reluctant and wining boss Pete to spend their 'bonus' vacation on the ski piste. First Max and the the stick get buried in an avalanche, but he cleverly finds a way to indicate where he is trapped. After the rescue, Pete stupidly breaks his foot, so Mac has to nurse the demanding, grumpy boss 'without fussing' over him and his cask. Then the criminals try kidnapping first Mac, who gets away, and then Pete, so Mac comes to the rescue, and discovers the stick is the key...
Did You Know?
While holding Pete hostage, Leland's wife asks him to bring home some milk. After putting down the phone he looks at Pete and his men and says, "The sword of Socrates is hanging over me and she asks for milk!" Socrates was of course a Greek philosopher. The sword Leland is referring to is the sword of Damocles, featured in a 4th century B.C. story of the same name where Damocles, the king of Syracuse, who once had a servant sit underneath a sword suspended over him, held in place by a single strand of human hair. See more
After MacGyver and Phil have their run in and the ski poles get switched, MacGyver starts skiing back down the mountain. Phil tries to escape from Willie, but as he does, Willie shoots him and he crashes. As Willie is searching Phils' body for the microfilm, MacGyver suddenly appears on the mountain above them and skis past without seeing either of them. There was no way that MacGyver had enough time to ski down the mountain, take the lift back to the top and then ski halfway down the mountain, and pass them both of them again in a matter of a few minutes. See more
Steppin' into a pair of skis and pointing 'em straight downhill may be as close as you can get to flying... without completely leaving the ground. Every Winter, millions of people enjoy being out on the slopes. Ya might not think Pete Thornton would be one of them.
[watching Pete take a fall
And you'd be right.
Written by Randy Edelman See more