Frank Sinatra, in his last major acting role (he planned to appear on "Magnum, P.I." again the following season, but Tom Selleck's scheduling conflicts forced the producers to cut back the episodes ...
Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV is an ex-Navy "NIA" (ONI) Captain and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age 33 because he never got to be 23. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies and friends and who works just hard enough to keep it real. Written by
Tom Selleck is a big Detroit Tigers baseball fan. Magnum would often wear a Tigers cap. Several episodes feature references to the Tigers, including numerous references from recurring character, Police Lt. Yoshi Tanaka.
When the Tigers won the World Series in 1984, CBS made tentative plans to film an episode in the Detroit area. In the end, two Tigers players (Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker) made cameos in the episode 'A Sense of Debt', when Magnum meets the players in a Detroit bar. Stock footage of Tigers Stadium is used. See more »
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The first couple of years the show had too work the glitches out. Once they got the formula right this was an entertaining show. There were some memorable stories, I like the one with his quarterback friend Darcy. This show had a budget that todays producers would salivate at. A Ferri, a chopper, a mansion, and great locations. Tom Selick grew as an actor in this series, and the 80's over the style is missed with todays shows. Who care's who gets voted off the island, or people making out in the bathroom on the show Friends, I rather watch a show with production vaule, professional actors, directing, and some fun. Time well spent on A&E
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