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 ...
Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV (Tom Selleck) is an ex-Navy "NIA" (ONI) Lieutenant, and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age thirty-three because he never got to be twenty-three. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies, and who works just hard enough to keep it real.Written by
Tom Selleck and Roger E Mosley appeared in Terminal Island (1973). See more »
Hawaii has some of the most stringent firearm laws in the United States. It is nearly impossible to obtain an open or concealed carry handgun permit, and as of 2017, less than 200 people on all of the islands of the state, not including law enforcement officers, have an open or concealed carry handgun permit. Yet the entire series shows all of the major characters both armed with handguns and freely carrying and using them. This would not be possible. See more »
[Magnum is trying to tell one women why another is in his room]
It would take a 1930's movie to explain this and I bear no resemblence to Myrna Loy.
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Often the still photos in the closing credits are from outtakes...for example, characters can be seen laughing, or they are from a different angle than what was seen in the episode. See more »
All episodes from the 1980-1981 season were altered for syndication. The original opening sequence and opening and closing themes were replaced by the more familar 1981-1988 opening sequence and opening and closing themes by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. See more »
This show is a lotta fun, A and E started running it of late, and tossed in a Magnum Marathon New Years weekend. Very good! Love the 'Raiders' spoof episode, everything with Orson Welles making a cameo at the end(the Real Robin Masters, by the way..), Sinatra's guest starring role, TC and Rick, etc. Higgins was well played by a Texan if you can believe it too.
They do NOT make them like this anymore-what is the closest you can think of? Nash Bridges? And even that isn't up to par compared with Magnum. Fine cast, great locale, humour, etc. by all means, watch this on A and E if you get the chance.
*** outta ****, one of my faves from the '80s.
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