MacGyver (2016–2021)
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Wire Cutter 

Ex Spetsnaz Colonel Chevchenko and his men have stolen a 10MT nuclear bomb. The team needs the help from a Russian defector in a Virginia retirement home to shut it down. Where's the bomb?


Joe Dante


Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series "MacGyver" created by) | 5 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
Elya Baskin ... Alexander Orlov
Olek Krupa ... Victor
Yorgo Constantine ... Sevchenko
Selena Anduze ... Agent Bannister
Angela Davis ... Staff Member (as Angela M. Davis)
Aina Dumlao ... Andie Lee
Serdar Kalsin ... Lead Guard
Bianca Malinowski Bianca Malinowski ... Penny Parker
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Big Spetsnaz


Mac and Jack partner with older versions of themselves, a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, to shut down a Soviet-era warhead in Moscow. But when the antiquated computer needed becomes inoperable, Mac must find a way to fix it with only duct tape and wire. Written by CBS

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Elya Baskin (Alexander Orlov) previously played Yuri Demetri in MacGyver: A Prisoner of Conscience (1986) and MacGyver: Soft Touch (1987). He, Bruce McGill (the original Jack Dalton), and Michael Des Barres (the original Murdoc) are the only actors to appear in both MacGyver (1985) and MacGyver (2016). See more »


On the getaway car in Ankara, the Turkish registration plate reads 6Y LD 30T9. This is not a valid Turkish plate, which should start with 06 (for Ankara) and should only have digits in the third block. See more »


Angus MacGyver: The power cord on the door was a nice move, and I truly respect anybody who can try and hot-wire a car with a steak knife, but I need to talk to you.
Alexander Orlov: Stay away from me, you KGB bastard!
Angus MacGyver: KGB? The KGB was disbanded before I was even born!
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References Donkey Kong (1982) See more »

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The old odd couple
11 April 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

The beginning of this episode is the best so far in this young TV series. It is full of humor, funny moments, and MacGyver and Jack's exchanges with their older, Russian, Cold War versions is full also of tongue-in-cheek moments. It has great rhythm and non-stop plot developments.

However, the second part, after the introduction of this episode's characters, falls again into the bang bang bang, make things explode, kill the rent-a-episode extras and wait for the next episode to repeat everything again. It is a pity, because the start is the perfect example of what this show can offer: humor, silly invents by MacGyver and fresh, non-stop pace.

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14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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