Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Magnum, TC and Nuzo had escaped from a North Vietnamese POW camp during the Vietnam War. Nuzo returns to Hawaii and tells TC that the brutal Russian Colonel who was at the camp has returned to the U.S. and is going to kill him.

Director:

Ray Austin

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Glen A. Larson (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Magnum
John Hillerman ... Higgins
Roger E. Mosley ... TC
Larry Manetti ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Bo Svenson ... Ivan
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Sebastian Nuzo
Jeff MacKay ... Lieutenant McReynolds
Jean Bruce Scott ... Lieutenant Maggie Poole, USN
Lance LeGault ... Colonel Buck Greene
Paul Burke ... Admiral Hawkes
Marianne Bunch ... Julie Barbara
Bob Hoy ... Repairman (as Robert Hoy)
Kevin Bash ... Cookie
Jimmy Borges ... Happy Ho
Rap Reiplinger Rap Reiplinger ... Chef
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Storyline

Magnum, TC and Nuzo had escaped from a North Vietnamese POW camp during the Vietnam War. Nuzo returns to Hawaii and tells TC that the brutal Russian Colonel who was at the camp has returned to the U.S. and is going to kill him.

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TV-PG

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Reunites three members of the cast of Black Sheep Squadron (1976): series regular Larry Manetti, series semi-regular Jeff MacKay, and guest star James Whitmore Jr. See more »

Goofs

The 'rocket pods' on the H-6 T.C. steals from the Marines wouldn't work. Not only are the fins deployed (the fins on military rockets deploy after firing) but instead of being in pods the rockets are seemingly held together by a wire frame so if T.C. actually attempted to fire them either the whole pod would come off or they would immediately explode. See more »

Quotes

Magnum: It was all planned, back at Duc Hue?
Ivan: Not specifics, not even target. Just trigger.
Magnum: How many others are out there like T.C.?
Ivan: You are still a schoolboy, Thomas, using schoolboy tricks.
Magnum: [shakes his head] No tricks. Who's next on your hit list, Begin? Thatcher? Reagan?
Ivan: I have a plane to catch. If you are going to shoot me, do it now.
[Magnum doesn't do anything]
Ivan: You won't. You can't. I know you, Thomas. I had you for three months at Doc Hue. I know you better than your mother. Your sense of... honor ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Magnum P.I.: I Saw the Sun Rise (2018) See more »

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best Magnum episode
21 May 2006 | by rickharoverSee all my reviews

The final scene proves that Magnum was indeed a hardened combat veteran.

His usual "nice guy" persona is altered by the deservedly so cold bloodedness of his action.

This is my favorite Magnum episode because of this final scene. It is also not one containing any "other worldly" stuff or Magnum's "little voice" or any comedy. I don't mind those things in the context of other stories but all would be totally inappropriate in this episode.

Serious and compelling. After seeing it "first run" i waded thru years of reruns before i saw it again


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