Magnum, P.I.: Season 1, Episode 1

Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (11 Dec. 1980)

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Magnum's old Navy buddy is dead and the Navy says he was a cocaine smuggler. Magnum sets out to prove his buddy was framed.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
W.K. Stratton ...
Ensign Healy (as W. K. Stratton)
Allen Williams ...
Naval Medical Examiner
Captain J. Cooly, USN
Dorit Stevens ...
Greta (as Yuliis Ruval)
Ski (as Jeff Mackay)
Seaman Wolfe
Murray Salem ...


Continuing his quest to prove his dead Navy buddy, Lt Dan Cook, innocent of cocaine charges, Magnum begins his own investigation of the Hawaiian cocaine trade. With the help of TC, Rick, and Dan's sister, he delves more and more deeply into the seamy underworld of smuggling. Finally he confronts a crime lord who both he and Dan had known from their previous tours of duty in Vietnam. Magnum has to deal with this crime boss if he is to establish Dan's innocence. Written by Charles Delacroix

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11 December 1980 (USA)  »

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This episode (now comprised of two parts that originally aired together on December 11, 1980) is the only one where the Ferrari 308 GTS that Magnum drives has a license plate of "56E-478". By the second episode, Magnum, P.I.: China Doll (1980), it had a "Robin 1" vanity plate. See more »


When Magnum is pursued by the beaten up car, after it goes over the cliff edge, he screeches his Ferrari to a halt, burning rubber from his tyres as he does so, leaving obvious black marks on the tarmac. However, after he drives off again, one of his pursuers climbs back onto the now empty road, which is also clear of tyre marks; it suggests that they filmed the crash, destruction of the car, and the climb back to the road before they filmed the scenes with Magnum. See more »


[Higgins answers Robin Masters's private phone]
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: Yes sir, Mr. Masters?
Theodore 'T.C.' Calvin: [over the phone] Yeah, baby, let me talk to Thomas Magnum.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Ivan do you see the sunrise?
16 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the best magnum episodes revolves around a russian advisor magnum knew in vietnam named Ivan and his return into magnums life. This story dealt with magnums stay as a POW and the role this russian played as his captor. The two part episode was a great piece of story telling and the story drew in rick and tc as well.

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