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MacGyver: Pirates

The Navy SEALS ask Pete and MacGyver to help them deal with pirates using military tactics. MacGyver meets with Dr. Barbara Ortega, the pirates' most recent victim, and must help her recover a lost treasure.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x15
Production Number: 037
Airdate: Monday February 09th, 1987

Director: Bruce Kessler
Writer: Stephen Kandel

Guest Stars
Marta DuBoisMarta DuBois
As Dr. Barbara Ortega
Steven M. GagnonSteven M. Gagnon
As SEAL Commander
Cliff PottsCliff Potts
As Gar Manning

Co-Guest Stars
Jeff KoberJeff Kober
As Matt Bell
Nicholas WorthNicholas Worth
As Jack Rogan
Antonio TorresAntonio Torres
As Christobel Santos (as Tony Torres)
John OtrinJohn Otrin
As Paul Engle
William BronderWilliam Bronder
As Arne Lindquist
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


MacGyver and Pete watch from the beach with a SEAL commander as an assault force takes a beach. The SEAL forces come ashore and take out the control center that controls the mines, allowing the marines to land. The commander then explains that they need the Phoenix Foundation to investigate two at-sea robberies that involved SEAL techniques. The military can't become involved in civilian crime so they want Pete and MacGyver to help, and they promptly agree...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: You know, you guys are missin' out on a great deal, if you kill me. I can help you. See, I'm kind of an expert with just about everything.

MacGyver: Anti-personnel mine. First click armed it. Not many people ever get to hear the second click.

Episode References
* Packing pellets tossed into a blower to blind bad guys
* Bilge pump to pump water into a bumper crammed into a locked hatch, to break the hatch open (it doesn't work: the bumper cracks open)
* Knocking the valve off of a tank of compressed gas to blast a hatch open
* A piece of string to hold a tripwire taut and get clear before setting off the attached mine
* A twig to wedge down the trigger button on a land mine

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)
Co-Executive ProducerStephen Downing
ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerStephen Kandel  |  Stephen Kronish
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
EditorRobert Dorsett
CastingBarbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerRobin Chamberlin
First Assistant DirectorGary Law
Second Assistant DirectorBob Lewis (1)  |  Merri D. Howard
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia  |  Anne Winsor
HairstylistJo McCarthy
Make-upTom Ellingwood
Set DecoratorMary Swanson
Location ManagerLisa Shuart-white
Property MasterPeter McWade
Script SupervisorJoyce King
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorJohn J. Sakmar  |  Kerry Lenhart  |  Rob Hedden
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorWilliam Hiney
Sound MixerAlan Bernard
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Second Unit DirectorStephen Sealy
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