MacGyver (1985–1992)
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The Human Factor 

The military asks MacGyver to check out a new high-tech security system at one of their bases. Complications arise when the computer traps MacGyver inside and attempts to kill him.

Director:

Charles Correll

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Robin Bernheim | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
June Chadwick ... Dr. Jill Melissa Ludlum
Peter Haskell ... Colonel Woodward
Peter Kwong ... Steven Lee
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Storyline

MacGyver is sent to test the security system at a top secret research center and finds himself at odds with an ambitious doctor and her highly advanced computer system. MacGyver breaks through the security system only to get trapped inside the research center with a computer that is bound and determined to kill him and the doctor. Written by Lindsay Duke

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 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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Trivia

The schematic shown for the facility is the same one use for the Wildfire facility in The Andromeda Strain. See more »

Goofs

In the waste disposal chamber, MacGyver removes his shoes to remove his pants. Since the floor fully recedes into the wall, he never gets to put his shoes back on. Yet, while hanging from his pants over the acid, his shoes are on his feet. And later, in the lab, he is wearing shoes as well as instances where his feet can't be seen, but sound effects indicating shoes are heard. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] When James Bond gets an assignment, it's on the Riviera up to his 007 in bikinis. Me? I end up eighty miles past nowhere... courtesy of my buddy Pete Thornton, new Operations Director of the Phoenix Foundation. And the guy who conned me into running a security test at STRADA, Strategy Research and Development Administration, run by a military hard-nose named Colonel Scott Woodward... who didn't like civilians... or civilian think-tanks like Phoenix... even ...
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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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