Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

TV Series  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 11,738 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 48 critic

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 30 Sep 2010
 
a list of 26 titles
created 31 May 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 20 Jun 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 09 Nov 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Magnum, P.I." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Magnum, P.I..

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1988   1987   1986   1985   … See all »
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Simon & Simon (1981–1995)
Action | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver
MacGyver (1985–1992)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Stephen Chang
The A-Team (1983–1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith
Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago
Airwolf (1984–1986)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine
The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas
Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts
Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander
Action | Adventure | Comedy
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Magnum / ... (158 episodes, 1980-1988)
...
 Higgins / ... (158 episodes, 1980-1988)
...
 TC / ... (158 episodes, 1980-1988)
...
 Orville 'Rick' Wright / ... (158 episodes, 1980-1988)
Edit

Storyline

Thomas Magnum is employed on the Hawaiian estate of a wealthy absentee owner name Robin Masters. The estate is run by Jonathan Higgins who mostly tolerates Magnum's presence as head of security on the estate. Magnum is also a private detective whose cases frequently have a humorous overtone and always just enough danger. Written by S.E. Cook <secook@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Magnum  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(164 episodes)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Selleck is a big Detroit Tigers baseball fan. Several episodes feature references to the Tigers. When they won the World Series during the run of the show, tentative plans were made to film an episode in the Detroit area but those plans were scrapped. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: Kacy left with a different guy every night, what's the difference?
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: Difference is she's dead.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The Heir to Rockford
14 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Magnum to me is pretty much the logical heir to Jim Rockford in the fact that many of the same themes that were so prevalent on Rockford were on this show. Magnum to me was an ordinary guy who got caught up in extraordinary situations just like Rockford, but unlike Rockford Magnum still had many of the trappings of glamor that were associated with other detective series (ironically, Tom Selleck made several guest appearances on "The Rockford Files" playing the too good to be true Lance White). The other thing that I think made him endearing is the fact that he pretty much had a regular guy persona even though he was living in the lap of luxury and even though I wasn't as big a fan of this show as I was "Rockford" I can still see why this show was a classic.

And another thing, it wasn't just Selleck. This show could also be seen as an ensemble with Roger Moseley as T.C., Larry Manetti as Rick and, of course, John Hillerman as the stuffy Higgins all giving wonderful supporting performances.


35 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Did You See The Sunrise?' Jetfire1959
Does anyone know what the blue shirt with '44' on it means? Jimmy91
Was Magnum actually Robin Masters? suprgrover1
Carol or Maggie? Chicago_Jake
Started watching this on Netflix; confused by Pilot episode. KssTheArtist
TC a teetotaler? yoikohibiki
Discuss Magnum, P.I. (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page