MacGyver (1985–1992)
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Phoenix Under Siege 

MacGyver and his grandfather have plans to go to a hockey game. However, when they stop by the Phoenix Foundation to get the tickets, they discover terrorists attempting to blow up a bomb.

Director:

Gilbert M. Shilton (as Gilbert Shilton)

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Stephen Kronish (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
John Anderson ... Harry Jackson
Tricia O'Neil ... Susan Murphy / Victoria James
Richard Lineback ... Phillips
Harry Beer Harry Beer ... Fred
John Davey John Davey ... State Trooper
Shawn Donahue Shawn Donahue ... Young MacGyver
Jan Jorden Jan Jorden ... Harry's Wife
Kenneth Lloyd Kenneth Lloyd ... Security Guard
Warner Loughlin Warner Loughlin ... Susan Murphy
Phil Redrow Phil Redrow ... MacGyver's Father
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Storyline

To Mac's surprise, for the first time in 20 years his grandpa Harry, who raised the genius after his parents's untimely death in a car accident, accepted on that anniversary to join him for a hockey game. However Mac forgot the tickets, so they look for them in Pete's office, just when the Phoenix Foundation building is penetrated by ruthless killer Victoria James alias Susan Murphy, who was hired by the terrorist Liberation Front to plant a bomb which Mac disarmed in Kuwait and now wants to destroy it with its record before it's traced to her. After noticing Mac, she negotiates the front to pay her $100,000 extra to kill him and uses the Front stooges she planned to kill anyhow, but a few Macgyverisms overcome their clumsy attempts to imprison and kill Mac, while she deletes the bomb's inventory file and holds Harry hostage. The duel to the death is on... Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

MacGyver is called 'Bud' by his grandfather. See more »

Goofs

When Tricia swings the revolver away from Harry to point at Phillips, immediately before the close-up of the revolver being cocked, all the chambers are visibly empty, including the one next in sequence to rotate under the hammer. Despite holding an empty gun, Tricia shoots Phillips. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: When I was about ten I got my first chemistry set. I've been a beaker and test-tube nut ever since. My mom said I was gonna come up with a formula that would either improve the world... or blow up the house.
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Soundtracks

MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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