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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tom Selleck ...  Magnum / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
John Hillerman ...  Higgins / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
Roger E. Mosley ...  TC / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
Larry Manetti ...  Orville 'Rick' Wright / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
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Storyline

Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV is an ex-Navy "NIA" (ONI) Lieutenant, and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age 33 because he never got to be 23. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies and friends and who works just hard enough to keep it real. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnum, P.I. See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(164 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

Hawaii has some of the most stringent firearms in the United States and has since statehood. It is nearly impossible to obtain a handgun permit and as of 2017 less than 200 people on ALL of the islands of the state. 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 »

Quotes

Margo Perina: [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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Alternate Versions

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 »

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User Reviews

T. Magnum and the life of a slacker
17 November 2005 | by kingsizemarsSee all my reviews

Magnum, where can I start? well, during a summer of inactivity and unemployment I stumbled across this gem on daytime TV, after just one episode i was hooked, the powerful theme and the twitch of the eyebrows,I rearranged my schedule (job centre appointments, job interviews etc, etc) to fit in around Mr Sellecks greatest moment, it got so bad that I had the theme on my phone and would get my friends to phone me, they never understood but when genius enters your life what can you do? I watched the repeats recently and felt alive again, I think there's a bit of Higgins in us all! I even remember falling off my sofa when Bruce Forsyth turned up on a game show Rick was on, if only modern television met such high standards


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