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MacGyver: Fraternity of Thieves

Pete's son takes a job at the Phoenix Foundation, but his father is unaware it's a ploy to steal military secrets to a mysterious broker known as Papillion.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Production Number: 074
Airdate: Monday February 13th, 1989

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Guest Stars
Don Galloway
As John Collins
James Karen
As Papillon / Robert Sanborn
Hank Stratton
As Michael Thornton
Robert Metcalfe
As Chaz Gordon

Co-Guest Stars
Bill Murdoch
As Jake Herrill
David Bloom (1)
As Gil Fletcher
Vladimir Kulich
As Hans Kreese
David Ley
As Alex Percy
John Payne (1)
As Dave Edwards
Rob Johnson
As Passenger
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


MacGyver follows Dave Edwards, a computer engineer working for a Phoenix subcontractor. A check has shown up that Edwards has too much money and is selling secrets. MacGyver is unaware that Papillon, Edwards' employer, is has spotted him. MacGyver trails Edwards to a bar and Papillon tells his assistant Herrill to have their man Kreese sends Edwards to the secondary drop while Herrill disposes of MacGyver. MacGyver goes up to the bar near Edwards, and Kreese signals Edwards. When MacGyver goes after Edwards, Herrill and Kreese cut him off. MacGyver jumps behind the bar and pours dishwasher powder on the bar top, then uses an air hose to spray it in the faces of his assailants...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: Technology has just about taken over everything in the world today. But no matter how computerized and mechanized things get, people are still the most important part of any operation.

Episode Goofs
The character Simon Fletcher is misnamed "Gil" in the end credits.

Episode References
* Dishwasher powder spread on a bar top and sprayed into opponents' faces with the air hose from a pop dispenser
* Photo fixer (sodium thiosulfate) as a cure for prussic acid poisoning

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerStephen Downing  |  John Rich (1)  |  Henry Winkler
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Associate ProducerJohn B. Moranville
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorBrad Rines
CastingSusanne McLellan  |  Victoria Burrows
First Assistant DirectorBill Mizel
Second Assistant DirectorCraig Matheson  |  Paul Etherington
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistMichael Pachal
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripNick Kuchera
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerTed Bauman
Property MasterPhil Gough
Construction CoordinatorCharles Leitrants
Script SupervisorCandice Field
Post Production SupervisorMichael Eliot
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorJohn Sheppard  |  Marianne Clarkson
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Post Production CoordinatorPaul Rabwin
Coordinating ProducerHudson Hickman
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Production ExecutiveRobert Frederick
Production Office CoordinatorValerie Gray
Executive Story ConsultantRick Drew
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Thornberg
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
Warning: MacGyver season 4 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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