MacGyver (2016– )
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Wire Cutter 

Mac and Jack partner with older versions of themselves, a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, to shut down a Soviet-era warhead in Moscow. But when the antiquated computer ... See full summary »


Joe Dante


Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series 'MacGyver' created by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Lucas Till ... Angus MacGyver
George Eads ... Jack Dalton
Sandrine Holt ... Patricia Thornton
Tristin Mays ... Riley Davis
Justin Hires ... Wilt Bozer
Elya Baskin ... Alexander Orlov
Olek Krupa ... Victor
Yorgo Constantine ... Sevchenko
Selena Anduze ... Agent Bannister
Angela Davis ... Staff Member (as Angela M. Davis)
Aina Dumlao ... Andie Lee
Serdar Kalsin ... Lead Guard
Bianca Malinowski ... Penny Parker
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Big Spetsnaz


Mac and Jack partner with older versions of themselves, a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, to shut down a Soviet-era warhead in Moscow. But when the antiquated computer needed becomes inoperable, Mac must find a way to fix it with only duct tape and wire. Written by CBS

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Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Along with the principle characters of MacGyver, Dalton, and Thornton, there are two other characters in this episode that are based on characters from MacGyver (1986). Agent Bannister, played by Selena Anduze in this episode, was played by Michael Goodwin in a couple of episodes in the original series. Penny Parker, played by Bianca Malinowski in this episode, was played by Teri Hatcher in several episodes of the original series. See more »


On the getaway car in Ankara, the Turkish registration plate reads 6Y LD 30T9. This is not a valid Turkish plate, which should start with 06 (for Ankara) and should only have digits in the third block. See more »


Angus MacGyver: The power cord on the door was a nice move, and I truly respect anybody who can try and hot-wire a car with a steak knife, but I need to talk to you.
Alexander Orlov: Stay away from me, you KGB bastard!
Angus MacGyver: KGB? The KGB was disbanded before I was even born!
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References Donkey Kong (1982) See more »

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16 October 2016 | by gijoe50000See all my reviews

So this is maybe the best episode so far, but it still has a way to go before it will be watchable for fans of the original series (in my opinion). They seem to have ditched the 'subtitles' that appear whenever Mac starts to build anything (thank god), there's less of the 24 style multi-picture going on (again, thank god), and the acting is less over the top (a third thank god). The overacting from Jack in particular, in the first few episodes had me cringing. This episode seems to be put together a bit better than the first few episodes, which looked choppy, rushed, and all over the place. There still needs to be more solo time for Macgyver, and less of the team stuck to him like glue all the time.

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