The Negotiator

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (6)

  • Remick: This is a two billion dollar project, MacGyver. The interest on that money alone could run well over a hundred million dollars a year, while you're busy delaying this thing. Which is something you'd know if you live in the real world. MacGyver: I live in the real world, Remick. This one.

  • Paint Instructor: So this is coming along very well. MacGyver: Well, thanks. Goalies are easy models; they never move.

  • MacGyver: Maybe we could get together some time and compare notes over a cup of coffee. Deborah: I don't drink coffee. MacGyver: Neither do I.

  • Pete: (to MacGyver) Thanks for wearing a shirt and tie. Looks great! Can't talk you into a haircut, can I?

  • Remick: Come on, MacGyver, there's other beaches for your birds. MacGyver: Well, the fact is, we're running out of "other beaches."

  • Remick: I don't know what you think you're protecting. We don't want to see it changed, either. The beauty of this land enhances the value of our own investment. I mean, do you think we're fools? We'd act against our own interests? MacGyver: I think your company's first priority is to get your marina built.

Notes (5)

  • Music: "Eau D'Leo", composed by Richard Dean Anderson

  • This is the second of Ned Bellamy's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season one's "Ugly Duckling".

  • The German episode title is "Mord auf Bestellung", meaning "Murder on Order". The Italian episode title is "La mediatrice", meaning "The Mediator".

  • This is the second of David Ackroyd's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season one's "Trumbo's World".

  • Alternate Title: "The Negotiation"

Trivia (1)

  • Here, Nikki's birthday on Deborah's computer file is listed as 5/30/59. However, in an earlier episode, "Blow Out", it was listed as 10/5/59.