MacGyver (2016– )
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The Rising 

Special agents Angus MacGyver and Jack Dalton join forces to recover a missing bio-weapon, with the ability to destroy hundreds of thousands of people with one single drop.


James Wan


Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series 'MacGyver' created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Lucas Till ... Angus MacGyver
George Eads ... Jack Dalton
Sandrine Holt ... Patricia Thornton
Tristin Mays ... Riley Davis
Justin Hires ... Wilt Bozer
Vinnie Jones ... John Kendrick
Tracy Spiridakos ... Nikki Carpenter
Don DiPetta ... Armed Guard
Alessandro Folchitto ... Doorman
Kenneth Israel ... Pilot
Craig Newman ... Lead Tech DXS
Michael E. Sanders ... Co-Pilot
Elizabeth Tavares Elizabeth Tavares ... Lead Tech / Dying


Special agents Angus MacGyver and Jack Dalton join forces to recover a missing bio-weapon, with the ability to destroy hundreds of thousands of people with one single drop.

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Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The plaster dust on the palm reader "MacGyverism" that he performs is taken from MacGyver: The Human Factor (1986). See more »


MacGyver runs after the private jet and jumps into the landing gear just before the jet leaves the runway. The jet's speed at that point would be at least 100 MPH. It's unlikely that MacGyver could run that fast. However, because there is a cut shot, it is possible that, after MacGyver got into the landing gear compartment, some time could have elapsed until the plane could reach take off speed. See more »


Riley Davis: What exactly do you do, Mr. MacGyver?
Angus MacGyver: You know how you hack computers? Well, I hack everything else.
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References Pearl Harbor (2001) See more »

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The Rising
12 February 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The original MacGyver was a cheesy one man version of The A team who seemed to use footage from other sources to keep its international locations going. Who could forget the footage used from the original Italian Job in an episode.

This MacGyver remake has a much younger actor (Lucas Till) playing our titular hero who uses brains than brawn to get out of dangerous situations as he works for a secret government agency and has also been given more team members to help him out. Less of the one man The A Team then.

The pilot episode was directed by James Wan who made Furious 7 and includes footballer turned actor, Vinnie Jones as a henchman and sees MacGyver being betrayed by someone close to him.

In this episode we see actual location footage in Hollywood (Griffiths Observatory) and MacGyver walking into dangerous situations without any plans, just in the hope he can find things at hand to help him out. At least he has a Swiss army knife and Duck tape with him. The episode was still cheesy and not the strongest of introductory episodes. The lead actor looks to young and the writing a bit on the weak side.

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