MacGyver (Classic)

1985 • CBS
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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Pilot
When a science lab studying the ozone layer mysteriously explodes, MacGyver is called in to rescue the scientists that are trapped underground.
2 The Golden Triangle
When MacGyver tries to retrieve a canister filled with a deadly chemical in Burma, he stumbles right into an area known as the Golden Triangle, where the military uses farmers as slaves on the opium fields.
3 Thief Of Budapest
MacGyver travels to Budapest to meet with a Russian double agent who is in possession of a watch containing information about other Russian spies.
4 The Gauntlet
MacGyver is asked to get a reporter out of a Central American country, but she won't leave without getting evidence linking a general to an illegal arms dealer first.
5 The Heist
When $60 million worth of diamonds destined for famine relief are stolen and end up in the hands of casino owner Jack Catlin, MacGyver must head to the Virgin Islands to try and get them back.
6 Trumbo's World
MacGyver comes along on a expedition to Brazil with his friend, ornithologist Dr. Alden. They meet with a landowner and recluse, Trumbo, who is initially hostile.
7 Last Stand
When MacGyver is on his way to a vacation, he takes the wrong way and ends up at a small airstrip where everybody seems to be behaving strangely.
8 Hellfire
During a trip to visit friends, an accident starts a fire in an oil well owned by MacGyver's friends.
9 The Prodigal
A man wants to testify against his mobster brother in Federal Court, and MacGyver has the job of keeping him safe, but the man's mother is dying, and he wants to visit her.
10 Target MacGyver
After blowing away a nuclear facility under the control of an aggressive world leader, MacGyver returns home for some peace and quiet, only to learn that a contract has been put out on his life.
11 Nightmares
When MacGyver returns home with some important documents, he's drugged by enemy agents and told that he will die in six hours if he doesn't retrieve the documents for them.
12 Deathlock
MacGyver is trapped in a mansion with Pete, a code expert, and a government agent who may or may not be on their side.
13 Flame's End
An old girlfriend of MacGyver's contacts him for help after she discovers evidence of uranium thefts from the nuclear processing plant where she works.
14 Countdown
A mysterious person, who calls himself "Viking", has just bombed a cruise ship. He demands six million dollars or another bomb will go off within hours.
15 The Enemy Within
After a daring escape from East Germany where he gets rescued, and in the process saves a fellow operative with a quick mechanical fix, MacGyver thinks that he deserves some peaceful vacation time.
16 Every Time She Smiles
MacGyver is on his way out of Bulgaria with a secret microfilm when he meets Penny Parker, a beautiful, talkative American, who is on the run from her lover, a man named Stephan Frolov. She stashes some jewels on MacGyver, thus making him a suspect, and now MacGyver and Penny must flee Bulgaria together.
17 To Be a Man
In Afghanistan, wounded and hunted by the Soviets, MacGyver is given refuge by an Afghan woman and her son.
18 Ugly Duckling
A 15-year-old genius hacks into a defective missile guidance system and attracts the attention of both the FBI and some black marketeers, who think that she may fix it for them.
19 Slow Death
MacGyver boards a moving train carrying top-secret files that he has to get to the U.S. government to stop a war.
20 The Escape
When a mother superior at a religious mission in North Africa asks MacGyver to help a young woman with something, he is glad to help.
21 A Prisoner of Conscience
Pete needs to get the daughter of a Russian dissident out of the Soviet Union, and MacGyver volunteers his help.
22 The Assassin
Posing as a watchmaker who manufactures bomb timers, MacGyver manages to catch a master killer - Piedra - before he attempts an assassination on a high-profile target.

About this show

MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) is a contemporary hero and role model who applies his scientific knowledge to ordinary items to create for himself and others a means of escape from impending doom.

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145 reviews
Michael T. Stately
July 21, 2017
My five month old daughter loves Richard Dean Anderson which is Edgar MacGyver, 10/10 would and will purchase his whole series just for her. I wish Netflix didn't remove MacGyver this month just because of that stupid new revamp for the "millennials" of my generation. Which I hope doesn't appear on Netflix just to replace the classic version because of my generations lack of interest in actual action TV shows.
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Nathan Cicco
April 12, 2017
The old one is not bad but I definitely prefer the new MacGyver than the classic. The classic has perks that I can't ever seeing the new one would ever have. The only reason I choose the new one over the classic is because I like the MacGyver's stories better. It is also more in my age era (the new one)
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Braedy Gayer
December 14, 2016
The best mix of old tv show,action,romance, and anyone who likes a show about sguy who can get out of a situation using every day things we see and we use(and thr famous swiss army pocket knife) of course.
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