Murder, She Wrote: Season 3, Episode 8

Magnum on Ice (23 Nov. 1986)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Drama
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 2 user

In Part 2 of a crossover story with "Magnum, P.I." (both episodes are shown on the "Murder" DVD, although not consecutively), Magnum has shot it out with a hired gunman at a party, killing ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

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

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 213 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 
a list of 1222 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Magnum on Ice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Magnum on Ice (23 Nov 1986)

Magnum on Ice (23 Nov 1986) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Murder, She Wrote.
« Previous Episode | 52 of 264 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ramon Bieri ...
Capt. Frank Browning
...
Amy Salyer
Dorothy Loudon ...
Pamela Bates
...
Arthur Houston
...
Jason Bryan
...
Victor Salyer
...
Joan Fulton
...
...
Kwan Hi Lim ...
Rhonda Aldrich ...
Maid
Keahi Farden ...
Bellboy
Harry Endo ...
Desk Clerk
Byron Ono ...
House Boy #1
Edit

Storyline

In Part 2 of a crossover story with "Magnum, P.I." (both episodes are shown on the "Murder" DVD, although not consecutively), Magnum has shot it out with a hired gunman at a party, killing him. Magnum claims the thug had fired several shots at him, including one just before Magnum returned fire. But the police can't find the gunman's weapon, and furthermore he was shot in the back. An overzealous police captain calls it murder one (huh?) and throws Magnum into the cooler pending trial. Jessica searches the crime scene and finds a shell casing which doesn't match Magnum's gun, fitting Magnum's theory. A horrified Higgins realizes that a gun similar to Magnum's -- and with a silencer, at that -- stolen from Robin Masters' collection could well be the murder weapon. The police captain won't give up, and puts out a fugitive warrant on Magnum when a second murder occurs in the same fashion as the first. Written by Peter Harris

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 November 1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second of a two-part crossover story arc which began in Magnum, P.I.: Novel Connection (1986). See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Fletcher is talking with Arthur Houston, he is using a computer, hitting a key once in a while as if paging though a document. But the computer isn't turned on - nothing on screen and no lights on the front of the PC/XT or PC/AT case. See more »

Connections

References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
heights neither scaled again
13 January 2011 | by (around) – See all my reviews

whereas American TV from the 70s was littered with "cross-overs" and guest appearances from other shows, it was a rare thing to see in the 80s, and was not something the world would see again until the 90s when shows like Friends and, to a lesser reliant extent Seinfeld, picked up on the concept. the reason for this could be the vast scales which both Magnum and Murder, She Wrote reached with this stunning climactic episode; a height which neither show would never, arguably, reach again.

whereas Angela gives a conventional, superb performance, it was in this episode in particular that Selleck really came into his own in embracing the character of Magnum. the performance he delivers was one he would not equal until the infamous prison sequences in An Innocent Man, and several keys to unlocking the later, more complex relationships Magnum had with TC and Higgins are latent within the subtext of this show. if you never really cared for Murder, She Wrote, you are nonetheless encouraged to bear witness to this episode if you wish to fully understand Magnum.

American television really didn't get as good as this particular episode again until the early 90s series of Doogie Howser, MD. this is must-watch viewing for anyone who sees a television set as something more than a background noise in their lives.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was everybody's favorite season? josh-986-799061
What Should Have Been 'The Last Episode' Chesterfield_Invincible
Finest example of comfort television Agnelin
Any Keith Michell/Denis Stanton fans? Agnelin
New Jessica Fletcher. dan-willi84
Every episode is a story she wrote. Jessie_C
Discuss Magnum on Ice (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?