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MacGyver: The Golden Triangle

MacGyver becomes involved with a drug lord in Burma when he is mistaken for a narcotics agent while recovering a canister filled with a deadly chemical.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 003
Airdate: Sunday October 06th, 1985

Guest Stars
Clyde KusatsuClyde Kusatsu
As Anek
Keye LukeKeye Luke
As Prasert
Joan ChenJoan Chen
As Lin
Joan ChenJoan Chen
As Lin
Benjamin LumBenjamin Lum
As Truang
Benjamin LumBenjamin Lum
As Truang
Bryan Jeffrey PriceBryan Jeffrey Price
As Chan (as Byran Price)
Bryan Jeffrey PriceBryan Jeffrey Price
As Chan (as Byran Price)

Co-Guest Stars
Angus DuncanAngus Duncan
As The General
Angus DuncanAngus Duncan
As The General
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver


MacGyver sneaks over the wall of an auto junkyard to watch two men pick up a briefcase containing stolen Pentagon missile codes. The two men pay off the thief and MacGyver draws their attention by knocking over some tires. He then uses a crane magnet to grab the briefcase, drop it nearby, and then grab it. MacGyver runs through the autos while the three men come after him. He evades two of them but the third one knocks him out. MacGyver wakes up inside of a junked car that is dropped into a compactor. He manages to get out through the rear seat and pry open the trunk just in time, then emerges on the side of the compactor opposite the men. MacGyver then gets into a forklift and picks up the car, then leaves it suspended in mid-air while he calls the authorities...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: The thing about a junkyard is, the treasure you find is liable to be something another fellow lost.

(staked out in the sun)
MacGyver: My mom used to make a great broiled chicken. One of my favorites. Funny, I'm starting to feel real sympathetic towards them chickens.

MacGyver: Now you take your psychologists. They'll tell you when someone thinks they have you all figured out, that's when they're the most vulnerable.

Episode References
* Using a life jacket slowly filling with air as a trigger to pull on a life raft's inflation device via a string. When the life raft inflates, a string attached to that ignites a flare and ignite a weapon cache
* Hollow bamboo pierced with holes, filled with ash and rice alcohol, and buried just below the dirt, then hooked up to a car exhaust to create a smoke screen
* Rifles tied to trees and rigged by wires to a fallen tree blocking a road, so when the tree is moved, the rifles go off and blow out jeep tires
* Steel cable attached to a jeep's winch, then hooked on a helicopter landing skid to force it down

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerJerry Ludwig  |  John Rich (1)
Supervising ProducerStephen Downing
ProducerTerry Nation
Co-ProducerJudy Burns
Production DesignerStan Jolley
EditorHoward Brock
CastingPam Polifroni  |  Joanne Koehler
Line ProducerVin Di Bona
Unit Production ManagerDavid Menteer
First Assistant DirectorJerome M. Siegel
Second Assistant DirectorGary Law
MusicMichael Melvoin  |  Randy Edelman
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistLynn Del Kail
Property MasterPeter McWade
Script SupervisorMaria Cady
Director of PhotographyDonald H. Birnkrant
Stunt CoordinatorBuddy Joe Hooker
Sound MixerDean Hodges
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorStephen Kandel
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Administrative SupervisorDelia Circelli
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