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Mad Buck Gibson 

The infamous daredevil and author 'Mad' Buck Gibson parachutes on to the beach near the club. Joan, one of his ex-wives, hires Magnum to keep an eye on Buck to make sure she collects her ... See full summary »

Director:

Winrich Kolbe

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Robert Hamilton | 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
Darren McGavin ... Buck Gibson
Vera Miles ... Joan Gibson
Wallace W. Landford Wallace W. Landford ... Bartender (as Wally Landford)
Jo Pruden Jo Pruden ... Dr. Jewell
Peter Kalua Peter Kalua ... Gorilla
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The infamous daredevil and author 'Mad' Buck Gibson parachutes on to the beach near the club. Joan, one of his ex-wives, hires Magnum to keep an eye on Buck to make sure she collects her alimony. Although Magnum can't stand the idea of being a babysitter, Gibson leaves a trail of destruction behind him that sees both Higgins and Rick end up in hospital. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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TV-PG
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Trivia

The picture on Magnum's nightstand is of Tom Selleck's parents, Martha and Robert. See more »

Quotes

TC: Yeah, yeah, so anyway, my next favorite one was 'Dagger of the Scorpion'.
Mad Buck Gibson: Oh.
TC: That's where the guy gets the girl in the bathtub...
Rick: [interrupting] Yeah!
TC: Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Rick: Yeah, yeah, yeah and she gives him the mickey! Hey Buck, can you really make a mickey out of asperin, baking soda and aftershave lotion?
Mad Buck Gibson: Pal, you give me a medicine cabinet and I can make a mickey out of anything.
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And now for something completely different...
1 November 2018 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

Rather than the normal detective caper, "Mad Buck Gibson" is very much a character driven piece.

Darren McGavin plays the titular role - an intrepid and somewhat reckless individual who, like Robin Masters, is a bestselling novelist.

The truly beautiful Vera Miles plays Gibson's first wife, Joan.

Great performances by all.

Watching this episode, I realised there's rarely a week when one of the main characters isn't bruised, cut, shot or otherwise injured. It's a perilous occupation hanging out with TM.

8 out of 10. A bitter sweet instalment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

26 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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