Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii 

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:
Alice Cook
W.K. Stratton ...
Ensign Healy (as W. K. Stratton)
Allen Williams ...
Lieutenant Dan Cook, USN
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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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Da Nang ball caps sometimes worn by Magnum and T.C. bare the designation VMO-2. This is the designation for Marine Corps Observation Squadron 2 which really was based in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam from 1965 to 1971. 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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They don't make em like this anymore!
26 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have this pilot episode on DVD. It's a great introduction to Magnum, Higgins, T.C, Rick and even Zues and Apollo.

Unfortunately, this movie length pilot does not have the unforgettable opening theme song.

Loud shirts, short shorts, trademark mustache and the red T top Ferrai, make this a classic! Magnum P.I is a show that you can watch comfortably knowing you will get a show you could watch with your kids, mother or priest and all will enjoy it.

They need to bring Magnum back.....and no one can ever be Magnum but Tom Selleck. That man is so likable! They don't make em like this anymore.

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