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MacGyver: Silent World

A deaf woman is plagued by dreams somehow tied into a missile guidance system stolen from the Phoenix Foundation, and MacGyver must unravel the images in her mind to find it.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 031
Airdate: Monday November 24th, 1986

Guest Stars
Mary Beth BarberMary Beth Barber
As Carrie Linden
Jack ColvinJack Colvin
As Abel Makepeace
Geoffrey LewisGeoffrey Lewis
As David Crane

Co-Guest Stars
Helen RubioHelen Rubio
As Dr. Janice Green
Erik HollandErik Holland
As Head Buyer
Carl HeldCarl Held
As Buyer #2
Tom Maier (1)Tom Maier (1)
As Buyer #3
Mario RobertsMario Roberts
As Brown
Ji-Tu CumbukaJi-Tu Cumbuka
As Moorish Warrior/Rider (as Ji-Tu Cumbuka)
Carl CiarfalioCarl Ciarfalio
As Gorman (as Carl N. Ciarfalio)
Paul JoyntPaul Joynt
As Major Hansen
Jim J. PoslofJim J. Poslof
As Throne (as James J. Poslof)
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


In Paris, France, a team of buyers is reviewing the file on David Crane. Their man will accompany Crane and bring him to them. They wonder if Crane will be able to meet their needs and confirm that he conducted a major theft of U.S. intelligence information for their organization. They're concerned that his attitude is strange but figure that it is typical for a man of his skills to have certain eccentricities. Crane arrives and jokes about his credits, then notes the pieces of the missile are scattered across the country. He plans to use the bureaucracy against the government to steal the missile. Crane then shows the buyers a series of seemingly harmless components he's gathered and assembled into a detonated to trigger a hidden explosive in a chair. When they wonder if they can trust him, he points out that he could have rigged any of their chairs. Crane then tells them to send a seaplane to a lake at a designated time...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: Sometimes I get into some very bizarre situations—even for me. Stuffed dogs, plastic babies, and a mannequin father.

Abel Makepeace: MacGyver! Are you aware that your comments are being entered into a permanent project archive?
MacGyver: Ooh. Then we'd better get cracking, eh, General?
Abel Makepeace: Civilian.

MacGyver: I learned something a long time ago: never laugh at what you don't know.

MacGyver: The hovercraft could make a perfect diversion. If I could start it from a distance. All I needed was a timing device. What I had was a bunch of plastic trash bags. And three different kinds of fishing line. Not too promising. But with a little bit of imagination, anything was possible.

Episode References
* Plastic trash bags on a balance beam, and strung to a hovercraft starter switch. One bag is punctured, so the string will activate the starter switch after MacGyver is a safe distance away
* Rope in a loop placed in front of a door and rigged through a lamp's guy hook, to snare men coming out the door
* Blocking a punch with a coffee pot

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)
Co-Executive ProducerStephen Downing
Supervising ProducerBill Froehlich  |  Mark Lisson
ProducerVictor Hsu  |  Michael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerStephen Kandel
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
EditorRobert Dorsett
CastingNan Dutton
Unit Production ManagerSam C. Freedle
First Assistant DirectorRobin Chamberlin
Second Assistant DirectorMerri D. Howard  |  Gary Law
MusicRandy Edelman
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia  |  Anne Winsor
HairstylistJo McCarthy
Make-upMichael Lorenz (1)
Set DecoratorMary Swanson
Location ManagerLisa Shuart-white
Property MasterPeter McWade
Script SupervisorEdle Bakke
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorJohn J. Sakmar  |  Rob Hedden  |  Kerry Lenhart
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorWilliam Hiney
Sound MixerAlan Bernard
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorStephen Kronish
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Administrative SupervisorDelia Circelli
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