Season 4 Episode 14

Gold Rush

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 27, 1989 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The coordinates for the gold stash (62° 41' 19" N, 164° 19' 38" W) pinpoint an area about 20 miles from the coast of the Bering Sea next to the Yukon River in Alaska.  It is entirely possible that such a route would be used flying from Russia to the U.S.

    • Blood disappears off a prop booby-trap that had previously been shown to have blood on it.

  • Quotes

    • Natalia: MacGyver, he's going to kill us anyway. If I can't bring this gold to my people, I believe the next best thing is to just step off and take him with us. What do you think?
      MacGyver: I think you shouldn't go Russian on me just yet.
      Natalia: What do you mean, "Russian"?
      MacGyver: You know, heroic, fatalistic. Russian.
      Natalia: Oh, that Russian.

    • MacGyver: Well, he lived his life as a hero. Seems he died the same way.
      Natalia: Why, MacGyver, you're beginning to sound Russian.
      MacGyver: What do you mean, Russian?
      Natalia: Poetic, philosophical. Russian.

    • Natalia: (to MacGyver) That is what I've always admired about you—the way you never let go of something worthwhile.

  • Notes

    • This is the second of Peter Nicholas' two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season three's "GX-1".

    • This is the second of Walter Gotell's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season three's "GX-1".

    • The French episode title is "Chasse au trésor", meaning "Treasure Hunt". The Italian episode title is "Missione oro", meaning "Gold Mission".

    • William H. Angarola, Miguel Rivera, Barbara Issak, Jon Johnson, Keith Bilderbeck, Art Ottinger, and Steve Danforth were nominated for Emmys in the Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series category for their work on this episode.

  • Allusions