MacGyver

Black Rhino

Season 5, Ep 8, Aired 11/13/89
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver heads for Africa after finding out that Billy, the youngest of the Colton brothers, has decided to take on deadly rhino poachers single-handedly. However, when he gets there, he finds an even bigger plot unfolding: the poachers are smuggling drugs in addition to killing rhinos. Now MacGyver and Billy must stop the poachers before they can escape the country.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    MacGyver

  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • Paul B. Margolis

  • Michael Caffey

  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Billy Colton

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Despite over-the-top preachiness on the animal rights issue, the solid and unusual story delivers with a successful hybrid of this series' political/social drama themes and its action-adventure roots.

    By mark_28, May 09, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Kate: You take the old highway to the dam. You can find it on the map. You'll get there ahead of us. MacGyver: Yeah. Then what? Kate: Then.. think of something. You're awfully good at that, I've noticed.

    • Mabuto: (to MacGyver) Be careful, Sir. Africa is like a sleeping lion: very beautiful, when left alone.

    Notes (2)

    • The episode features the following message at the beginning: "This story contains a scene depicting an injury to an animal. The animal and the injury are simulated." A $40,000 animatronic rhinoceros was used to simulate the injury. The ending has a voiceover from Richard Dean Anderson describing the plight of the black rhino, and The Ark Trust awarded this episode a Genesis Award for raising awareness of the issue.

    • The German episode title is "Erbarmungslos", meaning "Merciless". The Finnish episode title is "Sarvikuonot vaarassa", meaning "Rhinoceros in Danger". The French episode title is "Sur la piste des rhinocéros", meaning "Tracking Rhinoceros". The Italian episode title is "Cacciatori senza scrupoli", meaning "Hunters without a Conscience".

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