MacGyver (1985–1992)
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The Escape 

Complications arise when MacGyver forms a plan to free a missionary from a North African jail.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Fred McKnight | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Kristina Wayborn ... Sara Ashford
Paul Verdier ... Francois Villars
John de Lancie ... Brian Ashford (as John De Lancie)
Miguel Fernandes ... Khan
Vic Polizos ... Commandant
Mike Moroff ... Fuad
Jeanne Hepple Jeanne Hepple ... Ann
Gary Krakower Gary Krakower ... Warder
Eric Fleeks Eric Fleeks ... First Officer
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Storyline

Just when Mac has finished soccer-coaching the boys of a North African Catholic orphanage, Brian Ashford's sisters Sara convinces him to break her innocently framed brother Brian, a medical missionary, from prison. So Mac lightly assaults two cops who beat up an old peddler, and is told by the warden ('commandant') Western privilege is no longer his share, nothing for nothing. Mac befriends old Frenchman Francois Villars, who helps him find out trustee Khan is the key man in luxury who runs a PCP drugs lab, with whom he ingratiates himself thanks to his technical fixing skills, and that Brian is in the political ward. The warden has every room wired, including where Mac's visiting 'wife' Ashley comes arrange transport to wait outside for the boys' escape, but Mac knew about the wiring, so his escape plan is double-bottomed. However there are more two-faced hidden agendas, in- and outside... Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1986 (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

Richard Dean Anderson and John De Lancie would both go on to work on the Stargate and Legend TV series. See more »

Goofs

MacGyver uses a trail of gunpowder to blow up the truck which would have not worked as shown. For gunpowder to explode, it must be confined in a tight package when it's detonated. As seen here, it would have just burned out and not exploded. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] Sometimes, when they're after you, when your just about surrounded... you realize just how seriously North African kids take soccer.
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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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