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Magnum, P.I. - Season 4
     

Magnum, P.I. - Season 4

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Director: Alan J. Levi, Bernard Kowalski, Harry Falk, Harvey Laidman

Cast: Alan J. Levi, Bernard Kowalski, Harry Falk, Harvey Laidman

 
Tom Selleck returns as the title character in Magnum, P.I. as the Hawaii-based detective series enters its fourth season. The opening episode is the now-legendary "Home From the Sea," in which Magnum, stranded on the remnants of a surf ski in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, helplessly witnesses his whole life flashing before him.

Overview

Tom Selleck returns as the title character in Magnum, P.I. as the Hawaii-based detective series enters its fourth season. The opening episode is the now-legendary "Home From the Sea," in which Magnum, stranded on the remnants of a surf ski in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, helplessly witnesses his whole life flashing before him. After surviving this ordeal, Magnum makes his first acquaintance with seedy, middle-aged "hard-boiled" private eye Luther H. Gillis (Eugene Roche), who in his typical take-charge fashion even provides voice-over narration for most of the story! On a more somber note, Magnum's friendship with his former Vietnam comrade in arms T.C. (Roger E. Mosley) takes a nosedive when T.C.'s footloose sister Wendy is murdered while on a date with our hero; this episode also introduces another recurring character, retired mob functionary Ice Pick Hofstetler, played by the great Elisha Cook Jr. Also making her first appearances this season is Kathleen Lloyd as assistant DA Carol Baldwin, a role played by Patricia McCormack during the previous season. Carol's function is similar to that of Higgins (John Hillerman), the snooty overseer of the estate where Thomas has been hired as security, to not-so-gently "persuade" Magnum to provide unofficial assistance in otherwise unsolvable cases. Among the guest stars appearing on Magnum P.I. during season four are Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams, Carol Burnett, Dick Shawn, and Patrick Macnee. The season closer, "I Witness," focuses on the King Kamehameha Club, co-owned by Magnum's never-seen boss, Robin Masters, and his war buddy Rick (Larry Manetti) -- and may be the only live-action TV episode in history to feature a talking pig as one of the villains!

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
In several of the 21 episodes of 1983-84 it's possible to detect the initial stirrings of a creative ennui that will eventually cripple this popular private-eye show, but for the most part Season 4 maintains Magnum's early high standards. Private detective Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) remains lightly employed as security monitor on the Hawaiian estate of mysterious millionaire Robin Masters, squaring off continually with estate manager Jonathan Higgins (John Hillerman) and palling around with his old Navy comrades, T.C. (Roger E. Mosley) and Rick (Larry Manetti). "Home from the Sea" gets the season off to an unusual start: While celebrating the Fourth of July alone, Magnum is swept off his surf ski and carried off by the powerful current of the Molokai Channel. As the day progresses, hopes for rescue dim, and it becomes increasingly difficult for him to tread water and fend off an approaching shark. Another offbeat episode is "Operation: Silent Night," which finds Magnum, Higgins, T.C., and Rick stranded on a remote island on Christmas Eve when T.C.'s chopper makes a forced landing. The Navy uses this island for target practice, and a zealous captain plans on doing a little holiday shelling. Perhaps the year's best episode is "Holmes Is Where the Heart Is," featuring Avengers star Patrick Macnee as an old classmate of Jonathan's who arrives on the island believing that he's Sherlock Holmes and Higgins is Doctor Watson. This superficially amusing gambit turns deadly serious when murder rears its ugly head and Higgins suspects that his old friend may be a homicidal maniac. Series fans will also enjoy "Luther Gillis: File #521," and "The Return of Luther Gillis," the first two of what would become several guest turns by TV veteran Eugene Roche in the title role. "Sense of Debt" features a guest turn by an 11-year-old actress, Shannen Doherty.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
UPC:
0025192930027
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
16:59:00
Sales rank:
53,190

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Great '80s TV Flashback; Bonus episode from Season 5: "Mac's Back"

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Selleck Thomas Magnum,Actor
Carol Burnett Susan Johnson
Cindy Pickett Karen Teal
Cork Hubbert Waldo Norris
Dick Shawn Buzz Benoit
Ed Lauter Capt. Quintin
Eugene Roche Luther H. Gillis
Gillian Dobb Agatha Chumley
Jane Merrow Vivian Brock Jones
Jeff MacKay Jim "Mac" Bonnick
John Hillerman Jonathan Quayle Higgins III,Actor
John Saxon Ed Russler
Joy Garrett Joy Kelly
Kathleen Lloyd Carol Baldwin
Kay Lenz Sally DeForrest
Leslie Uggams Alexis Carter
Mildred Natwick Madge LaSalle
Patrick MacNee David Worth
Robert Pine Lt. Thomas Sullivan Magnum III
Ronald Lacey Archer Hayes (Picasso)
Talia Balsam Emily Jackson
Alice Cadogan Wendy Wright
Bruce French Ensign Jensen
Chuck Mangione Jimmy Nolan
Colleen Camp Valerie Kane
Eddie Deezen Mickey Darlumple
Hermione Baddeley Bernice
James H. Emery Off. John Fenady ("El Gato")
Jean Bruce Scott Lt. Maggie Poole
Kwan Hi Lim Lt. Tanaka
Lance Le Gault Col. Buck Greene
Lenore Kasdorf Savannah
Martha Scott Jeanie LaSalle
Maurice Roeves Hopkins
Melora Hardin Nancy Perkins
Robert Apisa Joe Soames
Sheree North Blanche Rafferty
Susan Blanchard Katherine Magnum
Terence Knapp Wilkes,Sir Cedric Brooke
Wesley Ogata Danny Linn
Blackie Dammett William Skuler
Carol Channing Herself
Christopher Mitchum Eric DeForrest
Darlene Carr Heather Wilcox
Darryl Ferrer Fr. Jim Hiller
Denise Nicholas-Hill T.C.'s Date
Geoffrey Lewis Lloyd DeWitt
Gretchen Corbett Holly Hudson
James Grant Benton Kika
John McMartin Bill Campbell
June Chadwick Lady Cynthia Warrington Stout
Larry Manetti Actor
Max Kleven Graham
Michael Billington Lever
Peter Isacksen Jerome "Killer Kapelwitz" Stenhauser
R.J. Williams Young Magnum
Robert Ito Ray Lum
Rosetta Tarantino Leah
Sal Viscuso Herbie
Tommy Fujiwara Dr. Komia
Constance Forslund Sandy
David Palmer Halliburton
Debbie Zipp Lola Stenhauser
Dick Warlock Jimmy Kiedash
Ernest Harada George Wong
George Cheung Victor Ching
Glenn Cannon Doc Ibold
Jeff Celentano Larry
Jeff Harlan Jack Gillis
Jerry Harpin Clinton
John McCook Nolan Atherton (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Lani Kim Records Clerk
Linda Ryan Louise Peardon
Nick Dimitri Archie
Raymond O'Keefe Benny
Roger E. Mosley Actor
Yankee Chang Vendor
Buddy Joe Hooker Mark Kiedash
Carmella Barut Carmella
Danny Kamekona Hoon Ching
Deborah Pratt Gloria
Denny Miller Leon Platt
Elisha Cook Ice Pick
Emme Tomimbang Herself
Gene Price Voice of Ronald Reagan
John McLiam Johnny Wells
Kanani Choy Big Sally
Laurette Spang Marge Atherton (Zelda Fitzgerald)
James Blears Bartender
Marcus Shimoni Benny
Norm Compton Off. Kawana
Olga Marr Sylvia
Rick Marlow Dave Mitchell
Stephen Young Don Cassidy
Terry Head Shopkeeper
Wallace W. Landford Artie Keanu

Technical Credits
Alan J. Levi Director
Bernard Kowalski Director
Harry Falk Director
Harvey Laidman Director
Ivan Dixon Director
James Frawley Director
John Llewellyn Moxey Director
Mike Vejar Director
Roger E. Mosley Director
Virgil Vogel Director

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Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Pleasant hawaiian scenes with good action
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