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01.09 Episode 9 (#40191-009)
Airdate: December 8, 1985

MacGyver is hired to arrange a new life for a protected Federal witness, who's testifying against his mobster brother, and to help him visit his sick mother before she dies.

Teleplay by: David Abramowitz
Story by: Paul Savage & David Abramowitz
Directed by: Alexander Singer

Guest Starring: Richard Romanus as Joey Bennet, Robert Romanus as Frank Bennet, Carl Franklin as Andrew Wiley, Angela Clarke as Katarina Bennet, Michael Champion as Larson, Tom Ormeny as Bridges, Katherine Wallach as Carol, James Hess as Vincent Ivory, Stan Kamber as Max, John Mahon as Vendor, Mario Roberts as Tommy

Nielsen Ratings: 11.6 rating / 17 share / 3rd (60th overall)

Reference: Acme Auto Tow Rental, Frank Bennet, Joey Bennet, Katerina Bennet, Bridges, Carol, Coney Island, Vincent Ivory, Larson, Los Angeles, Max, St. Matthew's Hospital, Tommy, Venice Beach, Andrew Wiley


MACGYVERISMS


Used a paper clip to help
hotwire a car


Picked the lock of a car trunk
with a Swiss Army knife


Used a lug wrench to loosen
the lug nuts of car wheels
to delay pursuit


Used duct tape to attach pieces
of wood to form a channel


Used wood scraps and a buzz saw
to create a diversion for escape


Used the reverse setting of a
vacuum to blow a cloud of sawdust
as a diversion for escape


Released the latch on a ladder
to trigger falling boxes
as a diversion for escape


Used string to remotely
activate a switch


Cut the fluid hoses of a car
with a Swiss Army knife


Used dry ice, soda, and "fizzy
dealies" to imitate smoke and
trigger a building evacuation


Used a rented tow truck to
tow and abandon a disabled car
to delay pursuit


Picked a door lock with
a Swiss Army knife


Used a rod and string to make
a trip wire on the stairs


Blocked a door with an armoire


Used a telescope, rags, cleaning
fluid, camphor balls, & a match to
make a rocket-powered harpoon


Used a pulley on a wire cable to
create a zipline for escape


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