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"Magnum, P.I." The Taking of Dick McWilliams (1981)

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Donald P. Bellisario (created by) &
Diane Frolov (writer) ...
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Original Air Date:
3 December 1981 (Season 2, Episode 9)
Dick McWilliams, an old military buddy of Magnum's has been kidnapped. Dick's Japanese wife Mitsu ask TM to drop the ransom without informing the police or her father, who never approved of the marriage in the first place. | Full synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Tom Selleck ... Magnum

John Hillerman ... Higgins

Roger E. Mosley ... TC

Larry Manetti ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ... Mitsu McWilliams

John Fujioka ... Nishimoto
Guy Stockwell ... Dick McWilliams
Moe Keale ... Kaholo
Reri Tava Jobe ... Gloria Bower
Barbara Kelly ... Woman on Boat
Esmond Chung ... George - Security Guard

Episode Crew
Directed by
Winrich Kolbe 
Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario  created by &
Diane Frolov  writer and
Glen A. Larson  created by

Produced by
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer
Douglas Green .... producer: Hawaii
Andrew Schneider .... producer: Hollywood
Gilbert M. Shilton .... associate producer (as Gilbert Shilton)
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Woody Omens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bob Kagey 
Casting by
Jack Hogan (casting: Hawaii)
Mark Malis 
Art Direction by
Louis Montejano  (as Lou Montejano)
Set Decoration by
Buck Henshaw 
Makeup Department
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Bill Carroll .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Gordon .... second assistant director
Mark R. Schilz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alvin S. Cabrinha Jr. .... assistant property master
Russell Maki .... leadman
Kenneth K. Sato .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lee Alexander .... sound
Rich Dodge .... sound effects editor (as Rich)
Marvin Walters .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denita Del Signore .... costume supervisor
James Gilmore .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Ron Nichols .... colorist: digital remastering
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Randy Spangler .... location manager
Music Department
Franklin Jones Jr. .... scoring mixer
Morrie McNaughton .... music editor
Other crew
Scott E. Hart .... animal supervision
J. David Jones .... aerial coordinator
Reuben Leder .... story editor
Rick Weaver .... production associate

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Donald P. Bellisario  created by
Glen A. Larson  creator

Original Music by
Velton Ray Bunch 
Garry Schyman 
Cinematography by
Duke Callaghan (1983)
Film Editing by
Mark Newman (1987-1988)
Leon Ortiz-Gil (1983)
Ron Rutberg 
Dianne Ryder-Rennolds (1987-1988)
Art Direction by
Bill Taliaferro (1983, 1985) (as William Taliaferro)
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel (1983)
Costume Design by
Brienne Glyttov (1981) (as Brienne)
Makeup Department
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Art Seidel .... unit production manager (1983) (as Arthur Seidel)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Lansbury .... second assistant director (1988)
David Menteer .... first assistant director (1983)
Bob Minor .... second unit director (eleven episodes)
Art Department
Richard Dinieri .... property master
Scott Ejercito .... assistant propmaster
Robert Ikeda .... constructor
Ed Keyes .... property master: second unit
Sound Department
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
Earl Madery .... sound re-recording mixer (as Earl M. Madery)
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jean Coulter .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
James Winburn .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... director of photography: second unit
Jon L. Kunkel .... assistant camera
Harriet Margulies .... assistant camera
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (1982)
Stan McClain .... aerial camera operator (1982-1983)
Patrick Murray .... best boy electric (1985-1988)
Douglas Olivares .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Gilmore .... costume supervisor (1980-1988)
Wingate Jones .... costumer
Susan Smith .... costume supervisor (1980-1982)
Charlene Tuch .... costume supervisor (1985-1988)
Editorial Department
Richard Brassaw .... assistant film editor (1982)
Ken Latka .... film transfer colorist
Music Department
Morrie McNaughton .... music editor (1980-1988)
Other crew
Beau Vanden Ecker .... helicopter pilot
Harriet Margulies .... production assistant
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

As Rick is running license checks on the vehicles, he reports one that belongs to McGarrett, as in Steve McGarrett of Five-O.See more »
Continuity: The skids on TC's helicopter change while searching for Dick among the islands.See more »
Magnum:You know, you're really something. You may nog like Dick, but he's your daughter's husband.
Nishimoto:That is not a marriage I approved.
Magnum:So you torture her? When she's scared and in pain?
[Nishimoto turns to his daughter and speaks in Japanese]
Nishimoto:[shouting] Speak English!
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)See more »


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