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MacGyver: The Coltons

The Colton brothers get pulled into the search for a Chinatown woman who witnesses a murder and is wanted by the mob.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x5
Production Number: 125
Airdate: Monday October 14th, 1991

Guest Stars
Cleavon LittleCleavon Little
As Frank Colton
Richard LawsonRichard Lawson
As Jesse Colton
Cuba Gooding, Jr.Cuba Gooding, Jr.
As Billy Colton
Della ReeseDella Reese
As Mama Colton
James HongJames Hong
As Kuang
Richard GantRichard Gant
As Assistant District Attorney Johnny Denmark
Christopher ThomasChristopher Thomas
As G. Irwin Fielding
Irene Yah-Ling SunIrene Yah-Ling Sun
As Loretta Fielding

Co-Guest Stars
Bill DowBill Dow
As Danko
Michael SicolyMichael Sicoly
As Quilla
Martin EvansMartin Evans
As Maitre'd
Mitchell KostermanMitchell Kosterman
As Wyatt
Akiko MorisonAkiko Morison
As Patricia (Patricia Fielding / Medusa)
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver


Jesse Colton and his dog Frog are looking for Frank Colton and MacGyver. As Jesse moves in to check a parked truck, a counterfeiter named Egan emerges from the building behind him and draws a gun. Jesse turns but the man shoots him twice in the chest. After the man drives away, Frog walks over to his master and nudges Jesse awake. Jesse pries the bullets out of his bulletproof vest and goes after Egan. The counterfeiter is picking up his partner and Jesse runs up behind them, leaps into the bed of the truck, smashes open the back window of the truck, and shoots out the dashboard...

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Episode Notes
With the series in its last season, this episode was used as a potential pilot for a Colton Brothers spinoff. It didn't go to series. Richard Dean Anderson essentially only makes a cameo appearance.

This episode was held over from the sixth season, as can be determined by the credits which feature many sixth season crew who didn't transfer over into the new season.

Episode Quotes
Frank Colton: Oh you dummy. The bottle!
MacGyver: You keep calling names like that, he's going to take a walk.
Frank Colton: He knows I love him. Don't you, sugar puss? Push the bottle, Froggie, come on down, sweetheart.

Billy Colton: College. Don't even know what classes to sign up for.
Frank Colton: First two years they tell you.
Jesse Colton: Now how would you know? You ain't even seen the inside of a high school, let alone college.
Frank Colton: I know because I'm three years, six months, eight days older than you are, therefore wiser than you are, little brother.
Mama Colton: I'll get it.
Jesse Colton: There comes a time when chronological age and wisdom catch up. In our case, that happened when you was about four years old.

Episode References
* A yardstick centered on a roller. When the dog puts the bottle on one end, MacGyver kicks the other end down and catches the bottle in the air.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  Stephen Downing
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerJohn B. Moranville
Associate ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorBrad Rines
CastingSusanne McLellan  |  Victoria Burrows
Line ProducerRobert Frederick
Unit Production ManagerWalter Mustapich
First Assistant DirectorBill Mizel
Second Assistant DirectorCraig Matheson
MusicKen Harrison
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistMichael Pachal
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripR.K. Hill
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerBruce L. Brownstein
Property MasterPat O'Brien (3)
Construction CoordinatorDave Conway
Script SupervisorTemple Anderson
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferFred Boyd
Director of PhotographyTony Westman
Story EditorArt Washington
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorCharles Leitrants
Post Production CoordinatorSara Thornberg
Creative ConsultantRick Mittleman
Coordinating ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Executive Story EditorJohn Sheppard
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Production Office CoordinatorValerie Gray
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
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