MacGyver (1985–1992)

The Eraser 

MacGyver is tricked into believing that he is helping a man find his son. But in reality, MacGyver is unknowingly leading a hit man to his target.


Paul Krasny


Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Stephen Kronish | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
Joe Santos ... Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / Louie
Morgan Stevens Morgan Stevens ... Michael Simmons
Richard Jamison Richard Jamison ... Ralph (as Richard L. Jamison)
Henry Jones ... Charles 'Papa Chuck' Banning
Leigh Lombardi ... Linda
April Wayne ... Bartender
Scott Wilkinson Scott Wilkinson ... East German
Lenny Hicks Lenny Hicks ... Ballplayer
Nick Dimitri ... Sal
Burt Marshall Burt Marshall ... Banning's Guard
Lindsay Parker ... Little Girl
Michael Francis Kelly Michael Francis Kelly ... Hockey Player (as Michael F. Kelly)
Thomas Babson ... Referee


Michael 'Mikey' Simmons dupes mob boss Charles 'Papa Chuck' Banning by selling him sauerkraut for the top-secret navigation device Navcon-27 he stole from his employer Vectrocom. Banning hires hit-man Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall, just released after 10 years in prison, for revenge. Pete begs Mac to cut short his week off and opportunity to practice his Midwest youth passion ice hockey with the Squirels to search for Simmons and the device, with one lead: a bar to look for him. There Jimmy passes himself for Mikey's dad (in fact dead), supposedly eager to start helping his estranged son, so Mac will lead him to Simmons after tracing the girlfriend he found out about by breaking in at Vectrocom's HQ. Now the Eraser is ready to fulfill his contract by erasing the only witness- macgyverisms save their lives, until Jimmy gets them at gunpoint, and yet... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

29 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While getting out of Vectrocon Systems, MacGyver's running dialogue says that his mother always taught him to leave things as he found them, then he proceeds to list of two or three things he corrected before leaving, saying that no one will ever know he was there, yet he mentions nothing about the lamp plug cord he cut with his pocket knife, that can't be fixed properly without being replaced. See more »


[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] A man once said, he went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Lots of people think fighting's a part of the sport. Well, it shouldn't be. Played the right way, it requires skill, coordination, stamina, and finesse. Of course, a little muscle didn't hurt.
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Referenced in MacGyver: Back from the Dead (1987) See more »


MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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