MacGyver

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Richard Dean Anderson stars as MacGyver, an agent for the Phoenix Foundation, a progressive agency devoted to righting the wrongs of the world. Even more progressive is the near-genius MacGyver who never carries a gun and always thwarts the enemy with his vast scientific knowledge, sometimes with little more than a paper clip and the duct tape in his pocket.
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Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Tough Boys
    September 17, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver's pacifist policies are put to the test by a militant youth leader he hooks up with to find out who has been organizing a gang of youthful vigilantes using extreme measures to clean the neighborhood crack problem.
  2. 2. Humanity
    September 24, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver and Thornton travel to Romania to help with analysis of Ceausescu's secret files. However, MacGyver is captured by a soldier loyal to the deceased dictator and must choose whether to save the man's life when he is bitten by a snake.
  3. 3. The Gun
    October 1, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    MacGyver searches for a gun used in both an assassination 20 years ago and a present-day cop killing to clear a friend.
  4. 4. Twenty Questions
    October 8, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver's teenage pal, Lisa Woodman, refuses to acknowledge her alcohol abuse until her needing his help to clear her of a rash of burglaries serves as a wake-up call.
  5. 5. The Wall
    October 22, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver helps reunite an East German girl with her grandfather in America, unaware that she's been recruited by two bitter former Stasi agents who believe the old man possesses a store of hidden gold.
  6. 6. Lessons in Evil
    October 29, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dr. Zito returns to menace MacGyver and Murphy when he escapes after his latest sanity hearing, leaving a series of nasty clues designed to give MacGyver a crash course in evil.
  7. 7. Harry's Will
    November 5, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When MacGyver tries to claim the station wagon left to him by his late Grandpa Harry, it starts a strange chase that leads him to an ex-con with a dream of running a restaurant, a soup kitchen in need of money, and a gang of crooks out for themselves.
  8. 8. MacGyver's Women
    November 12, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Stress over a fear of commitment leads to MacGyver dreaming of living in the Old West, where he's forced to help a trio of women-all versions of women he knows in real life-escape from outlaws who are after their gold.
  9. 9. Bitter Harvest
    November 19, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver goes undercover to investigate the death of a farm-worker organizer during an investigation of illegal pesticide use.
  10. 10. The Visitor
    December 3, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While out of town to help with a new geothermal power plant, MacGyver is witness to a UFO sighting, complete with strange crop circles in a farmer's field. He decides to investigate, and he uncovers a scam with the help of his new friends.
  11. 11. Squeeze Play
    December 17, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A former baseball star with mounting gambling losses is blackmailed into stealing memorabilia to pay off his debt.
  12. 12. Jerico Games
    January 7, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver is reunited with a high school sweetheart whose wealthy husband is sponsoring an international ice hockey tournament.
  13. 13. Wasteland
    January 21, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    MacGyver seeks to stop a shortsighted developer whose latest project will create an environmental ruin and could result in his premature death at the hands of his greedy children.
  14. 14. Eye of Osiris
    February 4, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver joins an archaeological expedition searching for Alexander the Great's tomb, but it's hit by a rash of incidents that threaten its continuation.
  15. 15. High Control
    February 11, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver tries to help an acquaintance just out of prison stay on the straight and narrow despite the efforts of his old biker gang to blackmail him into rejoining them.
  16. 16. There But for the Grace
    February 18, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    MacGyver feels a personal involvement in the death of a priest who worked among the homeless and starts an investigation himself to find the killer.
  17. 17. Blind Faith
    March 4, 1991
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An old sweetheart of Pete's appeals to him for help when she tries to reveal human rights violations practiced in her Latin American homeland. While protecting her in a safe house, Pete reveals a secret he cannot keep any longer.
  18. 18. Faith, Hope and Charity
    March 18, 1991
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After getting caught in a wolf trap, MacGyver finds himself being cared for by two determined ladies running an isolated bed and breakfast which a mob accountant is using to hide out with his stolen million dollars.
  19. 19. Strictly Business
    April 8, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Murdoc must kill MacGyver if he's to come out of retirement as a paid assassin, and MacGyver gets assistance against him from a mother and daughter.
  20. 20. Trail of Tears
    April 29, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An electricity station to be built on Native American land pits a tribe member-who's just as sure his violent plan is a spiritual mission as MacGyver is that his ancestors would be horrified-against the power company.
  21. 21. Hind-Sight
    May 6, 1991
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Pete waits for glaucoma surgery, he and MacGyver reminisce about their past adventures and try to figure out who has been sending some vaguely threatening messages to Pete.

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1991
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SAA_Gunslinger Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Drive her MacGyver!!!
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I'm rating this for all 7 seasons of MacGyver since it's easier than rating seven times. I really enjoy watching this series. I used to watch it in the late 80s and early 90s when t aired on t.v. Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson), who works for the Phoenix Foundation, is a one man rescue team that uses creative and interesting ways to turn the table in his favor. His made-in-the-field defensive weapons and bad guy stopping apparatus' are very clever. I obviously like some episodes more than others but overall I highly recommend this series!!!
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TrurlReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
No Show Like It on TV Today
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Simply put "Macgyver" is the best tv show ever! The sixth season does not disappoint. By this time Magyver is already established and we know what to expect. The sixth season does not have as many Magyverism. Magyverisms meaning making things with a Swiss Army knife and duct tape. In fact, I don't think you see him us duct tape at all. But the focus here is on the story.

These stories each have meaningful messages whether it be the dangers of pesticides, dangers of alcohol, or the dangers of glaucoma. And just as important the stories engage the viewer. If the stories weren't interesting the messages would be lost.

Why did Macgyver end in season 7 and was season 6 just the series maturing and about to end? I don't think the series had to end. I have read some fan fiction about Macgyver, and it is full of new ideas. For instance one fan fiction explains Murdoc always surviving because he was an immortal. It was a cross over from "Highlander". And yes, Murdoc is back in season 6. If you are a fan you know Murdoc episodes are always good.

So as the series winds down there is still some great episodes. But did Richard Dean Anderson (who plays Macgyver) know how to do any of the things Macgyver does? My guess is that he knows more than he admits.

Also there is rumors on the Web about a possible movie. How true that is I don't know.

So you see even though the tv show ended, there is still much fascination with the show through fans. That is through their fiction and over the Web. If you are the least bit interested in Macgyver, you should get seasons 1 through 7. And if your younger and are new to Macgvyer, there is no show like it on tv today.
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BGReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
McGyver-The Almost Complete Sixth Season
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I purchased this serie’s 6th season as a gift. All was well until they started the 2nd disc. They were not able to see anything on that disc alone. So I returned it & requested a replacement, which Amazon quickly did. The same thing occurred! They were able to view all but the second disc. I didn’t try again, just returned it for a refund. The person I gifted it to found a copy on eBay.
L. HollandReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This series is timeless and rich with issues - you can always learn from MacGyver
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The writers have done a great job with interesting story lines and relationships. The ecological research conducted by the Phoenix Foundation is a rich source of story lines that also educate the public. Mac is a hero with a conscience that considers the ethics of his decisions. Great role model. His quirky friends - and relationship with Pete (Actor Dana Elcar was actually going blind in real life ) was genuine on and off screen.
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Steve DungerReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
MacGyver: A program that has adventure, drama & life events all in one package!
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It seems that each season, MacGyver just gets better all the time. Whatever situation he finds himself in, he always finds a way out of it. Again the program is full of adventure, drama, has it's moments of humor or sadness, it's part of life, it's just a great program all the way around.
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SteveReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
MacGyver, Season 6
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I like no commercials while viewing, being able to stop and rewind is great too but,
With several recants, MacGyver getting knocked out and wild west dream events, Seems the Writers at the Season 6 point were beginning to run outta creativity for stories. Maybe there was a Writer's strike going on the time?
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GarvinReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Missing Episodes
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This review is not a reflection of the show but rather the product itself. The complete collection as well as season six (tried twice) have two episodes missing (Harry's Will and Squeeze Play). I am astounded at the lack of reviews making this comment. As a customer I want the right product and missing episodes is unacceptable.
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David CurtisReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Number six, to complete the set.
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I'd missed the series when it was first aired - quite recently, bought 'The Complete First Season' on impulse, and now have all seven seasons - plus 'Legend'! All are excellent entertainment.
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