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:
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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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the pilot, Rick was owner of a club called 'Rick's Cafe Americain', and played a Humphrey Bogart wannabe. After's the Cafe's demise, Rick became manager of the King Kamehameha Club. 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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Mind Blowing Special Effects and hilarious comedy
4 May 2001 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Ok, I watched the Magnum P.I. series religiously, and even I couldn't believe the twists and turns in this laff-a-minit thrill ride. No way Tom Selleck couldn't prove he wasn't the super stud for all time. He shows off his package for minutes at a time, and don't think that Judge Reinhold! isn't looking. You find out the truth about Magnum, including why he's called Magnum, and along the way laugh and love with our hero. Watch the boat explode at the beginning, and the fight with a giant squid and also the girls in bikinis make this the movie of a lifetime. 3 thumbs up.

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