Frank Sinatra, in his last major acting role (he planned to appear on "Magnum, P.I." again the following season, but Tom Selleck's scheduling conflicts forced the producers to cut back the episodes and Sinatra's turn never came) casts him as a retired New York cop who learns that his beloved granddaughter was kidnapped and murdered by incredibly vicious sexual predators during his retirement celebration. Sgt. Doheny eventually tracks the two killers to Hawaii and enlists Magnum's help without telling him why he wants to find the men. One of the killers flees Doheny and is run over by a bus. In a quiet, intense way, Doheny describes the killing to Magnum and makes it perfectly clear that he will kill the other murderer if he finds him, no matter what the circumstances. Magnum goes along hoping to find the killer first and spare Doheny from a murder rap. Written by
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Sinatra was tired out from filming an aggressive fight scene, but agreed to do another take when the director told him the filming had been spoiled by a flash of light from a Polaroid camera. Larry Manetti (Rick Wright) confessed to taking the picture (reportedly because the picture rolled out of his camera while he was denying it). Sinatra had a quiet little chat with Manetti before the scene was reshot, but apparently didn't menace him - Manetti said in the TV Guide article which accompanied this episode how much he admired Sinatra. See more
When Doheny visits Laura's grave at the end, he is wearing an overcoat and the cemetery is supposed to be in New York City. However, when he is walking from the car, tall Southern California palms are visible swaying in the background. See more
Retired Police Sergeant Michael Doheny
She was my granddaughter! You slimy bastard. You beat her face to a pulp. You broke her body down to nothin' and then you threw her in an alley to die. And I'm gonna do the same thing to you.
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Written by Phil Collins
, Tony Banks
and Mike Rutherford
(as Michael Rutherford)
Performed by Genesis See more