MacGyver (1985–1992)
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Experimental US fighter jet gets shot down over East Germany and MacGyver is sent in to demolish the wreckage while Soviets, who are backed by a psychic, are trying to reach it first.

Director:

Michael Vejar
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton
Walter Gotell ... Starkoss
Morris Panych ... Colonel Markov
Peter Nicholas Peter Nicholas ... Lieutenant
Elyssa Davalos ... Nikki Carpenter
Jeff Irvine Jeff Irvine ... Pilot
Karen Campbell ... Heidi
Willis Horst Willis Horst ... Helmut
Jurgen Hesse Jurgen Hesse ... Farmer
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Storyline

Experimental US fighter jet gets shot down over East Germany and MacGyver is sent in to demolish the wreckage while Soviets, who are backed by a psychic, are trying to reach it first.

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The GX-1 is of course a regular F-14. The dog fight between the F-14 and the Mig-28/F-5E was taken from the hit-movie Top Gun (1986). See more »

Goofs

The pilot of the GX-1 never fires a weapon before he ejects. However, right after he ejects, a Russian Mig is seen going down in flames. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] I'd finished up a little mission in Zurich and the Phoenix Foundation gave me a bonus. Some time off and a first-class flight anywhere I wanted to go. So I took 'em up on it. Signed up for a hot-air balloon rally. Slow and easy over the Alps. No schedule. No time tables. Just watching the birds go by. Enjoying the scenery, smelling the fresh air and reminding myself why eagles don't get ulcers. I did hope we had enough fuel to keep our altitude over the peaks ...
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Connections

References Heidi (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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Goofs
18 March 2006 | by unit827See all my reviews

When the GX1 flames out and the pilot ejects, you can see 2 people in the cockpit. There is obviously one person leaning forward against the shoulder straps. The second person can be seen (in profile)sitting in the rear seat. However, when the ejection scene is viewed you see only one parachute.

When the first GX1 engine flames out, the plane is in a turn and smoke is pouring from the right engine. However, in the next shot no smoke is visible.

The scenes of the GX1 being chased look very similar to shots from Top Gun.


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