The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.
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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 LA-Lawyer

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Soon after this show ended, Universal floated the idea of a theatrical film with the original cast. Tom Clancy wrote a script about Magnum returning to the Navy and his subsequent adventures. Universal ultimately felt that the original cast and Clancy's script would not be a big enough draw at the box-office. See more »

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Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: [referring to the Navy] Why did you quit?
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: It wasn't anything earth shattering. I woke up one day, age 33, and realized I'd never been 23.
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Best series of the early eighties
19 November 2002 | by (The Hague, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Magnum P.I. was the best series of the early eighties. Sometimes the stories were weak (too often, especially in the 2nd season), and the acting hokey, and in the first season the production values were laughable.

However, if it had even an ok storyline, the performances of TC, Rick, Higgins and especially Tom Selleck would emanate with charm, humor, and often believable action.

However, what was most memorable (especially for me, stuck on a horrifyingly dreary school routine), were the open seas, the open skies and general tropical landscape. And of course most importantly, every week a crime or mystery would be solved.


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