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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.
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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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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

In the pilot, Rick was the owner of a club called Rick's Café Américain (also known as 'The Snow Palace') and he acted 'like a Humphrey Bogart wannabe', which was how he was written by Donald P. Bellisario. After the events of the pilot, the Café was closed down and Rick became manager of the King Kamehameha Club (at the behest of CBS, who didn't like the original version of the character), which had Higgins on the board of directors. Magnum would often meet clients and his friends at the club. 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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Alternate Versions

In the original German dubbed version from the 80's (for ARD) all references to Thomas Magnum's Vietnam missions were deleted and the series was cut down to fit its given time slot. Creative dubbing hid the cuts. In 1994 the series was re-dubbed (for RTL), this time in it's original, uncut form. See more »

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Referenced in Nip/Tuck: Magda and Jeff (2008) See more »

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The Heir to Rockford
14 May 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

Magnum to me is pretty much the logical heir to Jim Rockford in the fact that many of the same themes that were so prevalent on Rockford were on this show. Magnum to me was an ordinary guy who got caught up in extraordinary situations just like Rockford, but unlike Rockford Magnum still had many of the trappings of glamor that were associated with other detective series (ironically, Tom Selleck made several guest appearances on "The Rockford Files" playing the too good to be true Lance White). The other thing that I think made him endearing is the fact that he pretty much had a regular guy persona even though he was living in the lap of luxury and even though I wasn't as big a fan of this show as I was "Rockford" I can still see why this show was a classic.

And another thing, it wasn't just Selleck. This show could also be seen as an ensemble with Roger Moseley as T.C., Larry Manetti as Rick and, of course, John Hillerman as the stuffy Higgins all giving wonderful supporting performances.


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