MacGyver (1985–1992)
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The Wish Child 

MacGyver rescues a friend's young brother in Chinatown who is mixed up with some scam artists presenting him as the Wish Child, a legendary mystical Chinese boy.

Director:

Charles Correll

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Stephen Kandel (teleplay by) | 7 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
Leon Fan Leon Fan ... Paul Chan
James Hong ... Lee Wenying
James Pax ... Stone
George Takei ... Dr. Shen Wei
Tia Carrere ... Lisa Chan
Clyde Kusatsu ... Sam
Conan Lee ... Ji
Michael Paul Chan ... Banker
Timothy Dang Timothy Dang ... 3rd Mate
Danny Wong Danny Wong ... Teng
Deborah Nishimura Deborah Nishimura ... Soong
Elizabeth Reiko Kubota Elizabeth Reiko Kubota ... Lin
Charles Young Charles Young ... Crane Operator
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Storyline

In Santa Monica, a sunny paradise for the Minnesota boy, Mac accepts to get his martial arts sparring partner Lisa's 14 year-old brother Paul Chan. Only a Macgyverism gets him access to the Chinatown establishment where scientist Dr. Shen Wei is authenticating the teenager as the legendary Wish Child, so Shen can advise the Hong Kong magnate Lee Wenying that Paul is the real one; Lee pays crime baron Ston's finder's fee. Mac is knocked down and can barely escape from Lee's cargo freighter, before learning from petty crook Sam and Dr. Shen enough to go after the boy, whose presence would allow the aging Lee to survive his life-span, reason to keep the kid captured, but Mac is determined to rescue him... Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 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

James Hong worked with Tia Carrere in Wayne's World 2, and George Takei in Mulan. See more »

Goofs

When MacGyver yanks Paul out of Stone's restaurant, Soong and Lin are out on the streets looking for Paul before Stone notices he's missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] I grew up in northern Minnesota and I remember snow drifts that would bury whole parking lots, icicles longer than a hockey stick, and being stuck with three layers of clothing. My favorite, though, was when they announced exposed flesh warnings on the radio to prevent frostbite. When I came to California, I found out its really a small world. They had exposed flesh warnings, too, called Beach Parties. The type of party that did away with frostbite; did away ...
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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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