Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Magnum is in Los Angeles serving a writ when he meets a woman who is later murdered. Magnum sets out to find the killer and possibly finds his soulmate.

Director:

Alan J. Levi

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 ... Theodore 'TC' Calvin
Larry Manetti ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Ina Balin ... Lila
Daniel Faraldo ... Jessie Hermano
Michael Goodwin ... Frank Danton
Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim ... Lieutenant Yoshi Tanaka
J.A. Preston ... Police Lieutenant Sam McKee
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Kenny
Dana Delany ... Cynthia Farrell
Dennis A. Pratt ... Eddy Rentzel (as Dennis Pratt)
Mona Miller Mona Miller ... Marti Jensen
Ines Pedroza Ines Pedroza ... Angela Morales (as Inez Pedroza)
Jerry Boyd ... Assistant Director
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Magnum is in Los Angeles serving a writ when he meets a woman who is later murdered. Magnum sets out to find the killer and possibly finds his soulmate.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The studio security guard mistakes Magnum for Burt Reynolds. Such a thing happened to Tom Selleck. See more »

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In this episode, T.C.'s youth baseball team is wearing blue jerseys. In previous episodes their jerseys were red. See more »

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One of the best Magnum P.I. episodes
22 July 2019 | by grantssSee all my reviews

While being a great series, Magnum P.I. was generally quite formulaic. The crime mysteries were never that puzzling, you knew who the bad guys were and how things would pan out.

This episode, however, was different. For a start, it is set in Los Angeles and the change does it a world of good. I loved the Hawaiian scenery but moving the setting gives this a fresh new feel. Also, it makes it feel edgier: no more perfect paradise but something grittier.

The plot is consistent with this edgier feel: shadowy characters, unexplained happenings and you don't exactly know who the bad guys are.

Topping it all off, there's a large dose of romance, provided by the wonderful Dana Delany, making this a very engaging and emotional episode.

So well made it feels almost like film noir.


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