Texan Billy Joe Bob Little hires Magnum to find his sister, Carol Ann, who was a nightclub singer before going missing.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Seth Sakai ...
Ito, the Vice Lord
Marla Pennington ...
Police Sergeant Leong
Danny Kamekona ...
Police Sergeant Akama
Sam Peters ...
Phil (as Sam Peters Jr.)
Deborah Hedquist ...
Judy (as Deborah L. Hedquist)
Leeannah Roberts ...
Deborah Takushi ...
Francis Yoshida ...
Patrick Nakata ...
Japanese Man #1


Texan Billy Joe Bob Little hires Magnum to find his sister, Carol Ann, who was a nightclub singer before going missing.

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8 October 1981 (USA)  »

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While in the police station with the two officers, Magnum phones Higgins, who tells Magnum that Billy Joe has stolen Magnum's Ferrari and escaped the estate. Magnum doesn't tell the officers about the Ferrari; only that Billy Joe is probably on his way to the villain's base. Yet one of the officers knows to suggest they "get out an APB on that red Ferrari". See more »

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A modest start
18 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I should state right now that 'Billy Joe Bob' is my introduction to "Magnum P.I.". Not really sure why I didn't start from the show's beginning, but here we are. And it's a good episode, but a curious launching point for a second season; usually, that's when a show adopts its confidence, wrinkles smoothed out, ready to get the new season going.

There's action here, sure, with a punch-first-ask-later Texan strolling in in search of his missing sister. All signs point to her occupation as a well-to-do call girl, and murder at the hands of a drug-pushing pump. But it goes deeper than that as the police are secretly involved and the Texan's thirst for revenge threatens to blow the case.

But it's Magnum's having a heart and begrudgingly taking the case (in spite of its no-doubt bleak resolution) that sold me. If the show has more of this beyond just the Ferrari and exotic locations, then count me in.


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