MacGyver (1985–1992)
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MacGyver is sent to rescue a teenage computer hacker kidnapped by weapons dealers who want her to arm a missile system they stole.

Director:

Charles Correll

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Larry Gross | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Darcy Marta Darcy Marta ... Kate Lafferty
Lee de Broux ... Hatcher (as Lee deBroux)
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
Richard McKenzie ... Willis
Ned Bellamy ... Larkin
Melinda O. Fee ... Carol Lafferty
Russell Johnson ... Oslow
Rob Paulsen ... Rogers
Michael Francis Clarke ... Walker
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Storyline

A bunch of criminals has managed to buy a truck load of U.S. Air Force Snake-eye Missiles (I.D. No. 37820446, for example). When they are moving them from the truck into a warehouse, a bunch of black-clad men rappel down the side of the building and get into a firefight where nobody gets hit. They do manage to steal the truck, though. Meanwhile, MacGyver is in a party to meet a professor friend of his. But some guys for someone named Hank are watching the professor. And now they might have "another one to deal with". Mac just wants to know about the glitch the professor found in the Snake Eye missile's guiding system - and how to fix it. The way it happened was that one of the professor's student, Kate, hacked into the DoD's computer, discovered the designs of the missile and detected the glitch. She knows how to fix it and the professor is willing to talk about the subject when MacGyver can guarantee that "no nastiness" falls onto Kate. Hank's men try to grab the professor outside ... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Kate is listening to the satellite telemetry on her radio, a form of digital communication called RTTY can be heard. When decoded, the tones heard spell out "AT IS FOR" See more »

Goofs

In different closeups of Kate's wristwatch, the watch design changes. The watch when they're triangulating is different from the one in the next scene where they're sabotaging the missile launch. See more »

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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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