Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Luther Gillis: File #001 

Robin Masters asks Magnum to track down an embezzler working in a local bank. Meanwhile, Higgins is being blackmailed and since Magnum is busy, he recruits Luther Gillis to help him find the blackmailer.

Director:

Ivan Dixon

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Tom Selleck ... Magnum
John Hillerman ... Higgins
Roger E. Mosley ... Theodore 'TC' Calvin
Larry Manetti ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Eugene Roche ... Luther H. Gillis
Don Knight ... Dan Davies
Gary Grubbs ... Dexter
Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim ... Lieutenant Yoshi Tanaka
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Artie
Gary Spotts Gary Spotts ... Warren Brummer
Peggy Anne Siegmund Peggy Anne Siegmund ... Ms. Cathcart
David Johnson David Johnson ... Eric
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Storyline

Robin Masters asks Magnum to track down an embezzler working in a local bank. Meanwhile, Higgins is being blackmailed and since Magnum is busy, he recruits Luther Gillis to help him find the blackmailer.

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Robin leaves Magnum further instructions on his computer, he tells Magnum to access it via the personal password, "Rosebud." The voice of Robin Masters is that of actor / director Orson Welles, whose most famous work is Citizen Kane. Rosebud is the last word the dying Kane utters, which is a mystery to those in attendance. In the last frame of the film it is revealed what Rosebud is, which was a touchstone element in determining Kane's triumphs and fate. See more »

Goofs

TV writers are not known for accuracy. Higgins refers to the Mau Mau rebellion as a "war" and he talks about "returning to the front." This was not a war in any conventional sense. It involved raids to drive out, and sometimes kill, the colonial settlers, with the chef weapons being "pangas" (machetes) and "rungus" (sheleighly-like wooden clubs). In contrast, the British had rifles, revolvers, machine guns, and light artillery. There never were any battle lines. Also, while the rebellion lasted a number of years, it turned out differently than in a number of other colonial lands (the French possession of Vietnam being a contrasting example) in that Britain intended to hand Kenya (and its sister countries of Uganda and Tanzania) over to local rule. The key issue (and the ultimate reason for Kenya's success) was that the British made a huge effort to train the locals in the complexities of running a national government and in managing the infrastructure and financial matters. By not simply capitulating and by not fighting the kind of war described by Higgins, Kenya emerged as one of the most stable and prosperous former colonies in history. See more »

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