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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.
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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 See more »

Filming Locations:

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

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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

Magnum's full name is Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV. His hometown was in the Tidewater region of Virginia (thought to be Hampton Roads). He held the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy at the time of his resignation in 1979. In season two (1981), Magnum is recalled to service with the rank of Commander (skipping the rank of Lt. Commander). He is also briefly recalled to service in season six (1985). Magnum's father, Lt. Thomas Sullivan Magnum III, USN, was a naval aviator killed in the Korean War in 1951. Magnum's grandfather, Captain Thomas Sullivan Magnum Jr., USN, appears in the season eight finale. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: [referring to the Navy] Why did you quit?
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: It wasn't anything earth shattering. I woke up one day, age 33, and realized I'd never been 23.
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more than a t.v. show
27 October 1999 | by viscorobSee all my reviews

Why do I like this t.v. show? First of all Tom selleck is not an actor, he is Magnum P.I. (unforgettable the episode where is lost in the ocean and risked to be eaten by jaws) Second point: Higgins is a perfect characterization of british irony. Third: Hawaii. Fourth: Ferrari. Is that enough?


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