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Mac Gyver

Mac Gyver Dates : 1985 - 1992
139 episodes of 60 min
First broadcasting : 4 Janvier 1987
Creator(s) : Henry Winkler, John Rich
Producer(s) : Henry Winkler, John Rich et Jerrold L.Ludwig
Music : Randy Edelman, Bruce Babcock, Ken Harrison et Dennis McCarthy
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Member of the Phoenix Foundation, MacGyver runs around the world to save it precisely.

Always in the wrong blows, he tries to solve surveys without violence, just by using his scientific knowledge and his always unexpected tips.

Courageous, sporty, humanist, charming and a haircut that is badly resistant to time, MacGyver has all the qualities of the hero of the 80s.

MacGyver is an American television series which was broadcast between 1985 and 1992. The series follows the adventures of Angus MacGyver, a secret agent on behalf of the Environmental Protection Organization (EPA), which uses its skills in science And in engineering to solve complex problems and save lives. MacGyver is known for its ability to improvise ingenious solutions to dangerous situations using current objects and materials found on site.

The main character in the series, Angus MacGyver, is interpreted by Richard Dean Anderson. MacGyver is an expert in science and engineering, but he is also very talented in martial arts and strategy. He works for EPA, where he is responsible for solving complex problems and preventing criminals and terrorists from harming the environment and society.

MacGyver is accompanied in his adventures by a group of colleagues and loyal friends. Among them, we can quote Pete Thornton (interpreted by Dana Elcar), a former CIA agent who directs the EPA and who is MacGyver's mentor; Jack Dalton (interpreted by Bruce McGill), a friend and colleague from MacGyver, who is often involved in his missions; And Penny Parker (interpreted by Teri Hatcher), a former thief who became a friend of MacGyver, who often helps her in her missions.

During the series, MacGyver faces a variety of criminals and terrorists, each with his own motivations and his own evil plans. MacGyver must use all of his skills and ingenuity to stop them, using common objects ingeniously to create gadgets and devices that allow him to solve complex problems and save lives.

Despite the dangers he faces, MacGyver is always calm and thoughtful, and he is able to find ingenious solutions even in the most difficult situations. Thanks to his intelligence, his courage and his ingenuity, MacGyver always manages to triumph over the forces of evil and to protect the environment and society.

The Actors

Richard Dean Anderson - Angus MacGyver

Richard Dean Anderson

(Angus MacGyver)

Dana Elcar - Pete Thornton

Dana Elcar

(Pete Thornton)

Bruce McGill - Jack Dalton

Bruce McGill

(Jack Dalton)

John Anderson - Harry Jackson

John Anderson

(Harry Jackson)

Teri Hatcher - Penny Parker

Teri Hatcher

(Penny Parker)


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Michael des Barres, who plays Murdoc, the worst enemy of MacGyver, composed the music of the episode "Cleo Rock".

When the glaucoma of actor Dana Elcar appeared in real life, his character in the series followed the same evolution

All MacGyver's stuff shown in the series are based on real scientific facts, but not all steps were shown, so that children cannot reproduce the same thing and injure themselves

Filming errors

The series was mainly turned to Vancoucer, Canada, and suddenly, it has happened several times to see a mountainous landscape in episodes supposing to take place in Los Angeles

In the role of Penny we saw for the 1st time the actress Terry Hatcher, who will then play in "Lois and Clark" and who will become a love of "youth" of James Bond (Pierce Brosnan). She currently plays Susan Mayer in "Desperate Housewives"


Filming locations:

  • Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA
  • British Columbia, Canada (seasons 4-7)
  • Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Golden Oak Ranch - 19802 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Queen Mary - 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, California, USA
  • Vancouver Trade Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Episode "Lost Love (1987)")
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by stals
  • Last Update: 2007/05/01 by tiger08

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