MacGyver (1985–1992)
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Hell Week 

An old mentor of MacGyver's asks him to judge a physics competition. The mentor's son becomes despondent after failing to win the competition and locks himself in the lab with a homemade bomb.

Director:

James L. Conway

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Leonard Mlodinow | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
Lawrence Dobkin ... Professor Julian Ryman (as Larry Dobkin)
Lisa Wilcox ... Janet
John Cameron Mitchell ... Aaron
Ted Cole ... Geoffrey Kramer
Andrew Sabiston ... David Ryman
Brenda Crichlow ... Hillary
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Storyline

MacGyver is asked by his former professor to be a judge for a university physics competition - a competition that Mac himself has won. The professor's son, pumped and primed to win the prize, is deceived and ultimately defeated. The aftermath proves deadly, as Mac deals with the son's depression and endless uphill battle to make his father proud. Written by clbw

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The barricades used in this episode were actually real student submissions in an annual physics competition at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. See more »

Goofs

Mac and the Prof speak at normal volume when they discuss their plans to stop David from detonating his bomb. But they do not move away from the speakerphone box, so David would be able to hear them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Aaron: [fires cannon] Now that I have your attention, let it be known that the annual Fizzics Follies has been fractioned to the final four finalists.
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Connections

Referenced in Fermat's Room (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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