Magnum, P.I.: Season 4, Episode 10

Operation: Silent Night (15 Dec. 1983)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 1 user

It's Christmas time and TC is flying Magnum (dressed as Santa Claus), Rick and Higgins to three different islands. En route, TC is forced to make an emergency landing on an island that the Navy uses for gunnery practice.

Director:

(as Mike Vejar)

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7207 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 719 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Operation: Silent Night (15 Dec 1983)

Operation: Silent Night (15 Dec 1983) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Magnum, P.I..
« Previous Episode | 71 of 158 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
TC
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

While Flying Higgins, Thomas, and Rick to their various functions, Charities, and gatherings on Christmas eve, T.C. experiences a mechanical failure that forces the group to land for a little too long, on a small island used by the Navy for artillery target practice. Written by Magnumfan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

christmas | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 1983 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the show was most likely derived from the movie "Operation Petticoat" which must be where the DD568 USS Wren footage was taken from. Operation Petticoat was filmed around 1958 or 1959. See more »

Goofs

Higgins is supposed to be British, yet when he finds the wrecked plane, he pronounces aluminum the American way as alu-minum. The British spell it aluminium and pronounce it alu-mini-um. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: What out for that centipede!
Orville 'Rick' Wright: [yelling] What centipede?
Theodore 'TC' Calvin: The one next to the lizard.
Orville 'Rick' Wright: [yelling] What lizard?
See more »

Connections

References King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Ukulele Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Christmas Eve on Frenchman's Island
4 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Christmas-themed episode distinctive for being set mostly on a deserted island, where the guys are stranded after TC experiences mechanical problems. This sets up a deserted island survival story involving TM, TC, Rick and Higgins.

Frenchman's Island is used for Naval target practice, and, unbeknownst to the guys, a sadistic Navy Captain plans to shell the island on Christmas Eve. Frenchman's Island is a fictitious island based on the actual island of Kahoolawe, which was historically used for Naval target practice but is now protected.

The guys make the best of the situation and reflect deep thoughts about Christmas while sitting around the campfire, just as the first rounds start to fall. Miraculously, the chopper starts up and they zoom off into the silent night.

A simple, linear storyline with no real mystery or body count, it is a welcome change of pace for fans of the series and a decent holiday story. 8/10.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Did You See The Sunrise?' Jetfire1959
Does anyone know what the blue shirt with '44' on it means? Jimmy91
Was Magnum actually Robin Masters? suprgrover1
Carol or Maggie? Chicago_Jake
Started watching this on Netflix; confused by Pilot episode. KssTheArtist
TC a teetotaler? yoikohibiki
Discuss Operation: Silent Night (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page