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MacGyver: Cease Fire

MacGyver is in Geneva when he's wounded by a sniper and then left to take the blame for the killer's assassination attempt. On the run, he meets schoolgirl Lisa Woodman, who helps him try to clear his name and stop the killer before he can destroy the peace talks between two warring nations.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x4
Production Number: 084
Airdate: Monday October 09th, 1989

Guest Stars
Mayim BialikMayim Bialik
As Lisa Woodman
Allan LysellAllan Lysell
As Walker
Eli DankerEli Danker
As Yanif
Michael NaxosMichael Naxos
As President Habad

Co-Guest Stars
William SamplesWilliam Samples
As Headmaster Blake
Michael BenyaerMichael Benyaer
As Sniper
Claudia FerriClaudia Ferri
As Danielle
Sylvain DemersSylvain Demers
As Policeman #1
Paul CowlingPaul Cowling
As Policeman #2
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


In Switzerland, the Phoenix Foundation is negotiating a cease-fire between the Asmirs and the Samadians. MacGyver takes a tram down from the Asmirian headquarters on a mountain and arrives at the Samadian headquarters where Pete is going over the peace treaty with the two sides. The Asmirs agree to the treaty as long as both sides withdraw their forces from contested land. President Habad asks for a moment with his advisors. Pete and MacGyver worry about Habad's assistant, Yanif, who isn't in favor of peace. Yanif advises against it but Habad goes ahead. As he thanks Pete and MacGyver for their help, Yanif calls over an aide and gives him whispered instructions. MacGyver notices them talking as Pete confirms the signing at 3 o'clock that afternoon...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: I'm going to need a nail.
Lisa Woodman: What for?
MacGyver: Well, if I can weld a good spark plug it'll replace the electrode.
Lisa Woodman: How are you going to weld it?
MacGyver: With wire, a battery, and jumper cables.
Lisa Woodman: How do you come up with this stuff?
MacGyver: Oh, the stuff's already here, I just find another way to use it.

(in Switzerland)
MacGyver: Anybody got a knife?
Danielle: I do. It's got a lot of different blades.
MacGyver: I know.

Episode References
* A wire, battery, and jumper cables to make an arc welder
* A flattened nail soldered to a spark plug to function as an electrode
* A backpack as a support harness to hang suspended beneath a tram

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  Stephen Downing
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerHudson Hickman
Associate ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorJana Fritsch
CastingMark Tillman  |  Susanne 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 GripR.K. Hill
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerDavid Keiss
Construction CoordinatorCharles Leitrants
Script SupervisorCandice Field
Post Production SupervisorMichael Eliot
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyTony Westman
Story EditorPaul B. Margolis
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Coordinating ProducerJohn B. Moranville
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Executive Story EditorJohn Sheppard  |  Chris Haddock
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
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