Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Distant Relative 

Rick's 22-year-old sister Wendy arrives in Hawaii. Rick still believes that she is a young, innocent girl and asks Magnum to entertain her while Rick works at the club.

Director:

Virgil W. Vogel

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
Alice Cadogan ... Wendy Wright
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Francis 'Ice Pick' Hofstetler (as Elisha Cook)
Kathleen Lloyd ... Carol Baldwin
Carol Channing ... Carol Channing
Gillian Dobb Gillian Dobb ... Agatha Chumley
James Coleman James Coleman ... Dave - the Federal Agent (as James Lawrence)
Douglas Mossman ... Police Officer Riley (as Doug Mossman)
Frank Atienza Frank Atienza ... Police Sergeant Puna
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Frank - the Federal Agent
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Rick's 22-year-old sister Wendy arrives in Hawaii. Rick still believes that she is a young, innocent girl and asks Magnum to entertain her while Rick works at the club.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is the first appearance of Kathleen Lloyd as Carol Baldwin. See more »

Goofs

The broken model plane on Higgins desk was an accurate scale recreation of a Spitfire, with its distinctive ovoid wing shape. The model plane in the air was of a generic design, having squared-off wing tips. In fact, both of the flying planes were identical but with differing paint schemes. See more »

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Elisha Cook, Jr. does another magnificent character role at 79!
19 June 2010 | by Thomas_J_McKeonSee all my reviews

Elisha Cook Jr. does a masterful character actor job once again, this time not as the neurotic Wilmer the gunsel in the Maltese Falcon but as Ice Pick the retired organized Crime boss, "Ice Pick." Mr Cook was a wonderful character actor and portrayed each of his roles masterfully and believably, whether as Wilmer, as the character in Shane, and as Ice Pick. And he was 79 years old when he portrayed the latter in the Magnum PI series. He is the one great actor who makes this episode worth watching. He does not play Elisha Cook, Jr., but whatever person he is portraying. And his portrayal is quite believable. Here he is Ice Pick, and does not over-play the role. One sees 'Ice Pick" not Elisha Cook, Jr. playing Ice Pick. That is the hallmark of a great character actor. Too bad he did not live longer. When one reads about the Maltese Falcon one always sees the reference to the other two great character actors, Sydney Greenstreet (his debut in his 70s) and Peter Lorre. But Elisha Cook is also masterful in his portrayal of Wilmer and deserves mention for the great character actor he is. the same is true for his portrayal of Ice Pick in this series. Thomas J McKeon Indianapolis.


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