MacGyver (1985–1992)
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The Ten Percent Solution 

A massive neo-Nazi movement within the American political system is uncovered by MacGyver after investigating the claims by a Holocaust survivor.


Michael Preece


Lee David Zlotoff (created by), T.Y. Drake (as Tom Drake) | 4 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
Nehemiah Persoff ... Sam Bolinski
Barbara Stock ... Dr. Laura Sand
Gretchen Wyler ... Mme. Brandenberg
Garry Chalk ... Sgt. Harold Gray
John Novak ... Lyle Hoggart
Barry Mickelson ... Brand
Ron Halder Ron Halder ... Auctioneer
Darcia Carnie Darcia Carnie ... Veronica
Brian Knox McGugan ... Skinhead (as Brian McGugan)
Robert Rozen ... Cabbie


"Third Park Attack - Streets Declared Unsafe", reads The Observer headline. A Mr Brand, who is running for Congress, is giving a speech on TV, claiming that his goal is to make the streets safe for the people. Meanwhile, at Carlyle Auction House, Pete is makes the winning bid on a valuable Rubens painting The Phoenix Foundation is planning to donate to a museum, to prevent it from being hidden from the public in some private vault. Just at that very moment, a distraught man rushes in, claiming the painting belongs to his family. The man claims the ERR (Einsatzstab Rosenberg Reichminister, WWII Nazi art looters) stole the painting. There is a villainous-looking man observing and reporting to someone over a mobile phone. Something is going on... *****SPOILER WARNING***** Yep, those damn Neo-Nazis are at it again, planning to overtake five states, which equals 10% of The USA (hence the title), funding their election campaigns with paintings stolen from the Jewish people during WWII. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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20 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Mac and Dr. Sand ask Sam when the painting was stolen from his home in Poland. Sam says October 1948, but the war ended in 1945. He would not be sent to a concentration camp *after* it had been liberated. See more »


[first lines]
MacGyver: Hi, Pete.
Pete Thornton: MacGyver, you look terrific. You should wear a tux more often.
MacGyver: Strictly camouflage. Long as I have to be here, I might as well blend in.
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Written by Randy Edelman
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11 March 2013 | by dianec711See all my reviews

Sam was from Israel-he was an Israeli Jew and the actor himself was born in Israel, so he was not supposed to be German, but a Jewish man from Israel whose painting was stolen by the Nazis during WWII.

This was a great episode with awesome casting--always some humor thrown in by MacGyver even during tense situations. The recreating of the gas chamber caused chills because I had some relatives who were in concentration camps.

All in all a really good episode, and one that could actually play out even in present day America. Hatred runs rampant and there are those who think they are superior to others.

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