MacGyver (2016–2021)
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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 »




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


MIT star graduate and utterly creative whiz kid Angus MacGyver joined the US top-secret Department of Secret Services (DXS), which executes ultra-covert missions. Director Patricia Thornton dispatched him, covered only by slick buddy Jack Dalton, to steal a bio-weapon of mass destruction from the Italian villa where it was to be auctioned, but at their getaway vehicle, a ruthless fiend keeps their backup teammate Nikki Carpenter -Mac's girl friend- hostage, demands the canister and kills her anyway. Months later, he returns from recovery leave to chase the same fiend, who has demonstrated in a polar station the ability to use the very bio-weapon, which may exterminate humanity. Mac and Dalton are in for an extra bitter surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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Series star Lucas Till and Guest star Vinnie Jones appear in the X-Men film series. Jones portrayed Cain Marko/Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Till portrayed Alex Summers/Havok in X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). 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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The Rising
12 February 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The original MacGyver was a cheesy one man version of The A Team who used film footage from other films and shows to keep its international locations going. Who could forget the clips used from the original The Italian Job in an episode.

This MacGyver remake has a much younger actor (Lucas Till) playing our titular hero who uses both brains than brawn to get out of dangerous situations.

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. It also 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 kind of a plan.

He just hopes he can find things at hand to help him out. At least he has a Swiss army knife and cloth tape with him. The episode was still cheesy and not the strongest of introductory episodes.

The lead actor looks too young and the writing was a bit on the weak side.

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English | Italian

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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