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Magnum, P.I.

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1981X-Ray18+
A private investigator who works when he wants, lives in a beach front estate in Hawaii, drives a posh Ferrari, runs up an unlimited tab at a swank bar, and charms attractive women in peril - that's the lifestyle of Thomas Magnum, aka Magnum, P.I. The highly successful mystery/action/drama series ran for eight seasons, and garnered multiple Emmy awards, including Tom Selleck for Best Actor and Joh
Starring
John HillermanTom SelleckLarry Manetti
Genres
ComedySuspenseDramaAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii, Pt. 1
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    December 11 1980
    45min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Part 1 of 2. Magnum searches for the truth behind a friend's death.
  2. 2. Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii, Pt. 2
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    December 11 1980
    45min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Part 2 of 2. While investigating his friend's death, Magnum confronts a drug dealer, an Arab gold dealer and a powerful criminal.
  3. 3. Ep 3 - China Doll
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    January 1 1980
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum is hired to protect an ancient Chinese vase sought by a sinister secret society.
  4. 4. Ep 4 - Thank Heaven For Little Girls, And Big Ones Too
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    January 1 1980
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum becomes enmeshed in a plot involving a group of schoolgirls, their missing teacher and a priceless painting.
  5. 5. Ep 5 - No Need To Know
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    January 1 1981
    49min
    NR
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    English
    A general who captured a group of Irish terrorists seeks safety at the estate until the trial concludes.
  6. 6. Ep 6 - Skin Deep
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English
    Magnum is hired to investigate the shotgun suicide of a beautiful movie queen. With Ian McShane.
  7. 7. Ep 7 - Never Again, Never Again
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English
    A woman claims that Nazis have abducted her husband to obtain information about Israeli intelligence.
  8. 8. Ep 8 - The Ugliest Dog In Hawaii
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A socialite hires Magnum to protect her terrier from gangsters out to dognap the pooch.
  9. 9. Ep 9 - Missing In Action
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Military intelligence and a clairvoyant have different reasons for locating a Marine reported missing in action
  10. 10. Ep 10 - Lest We Forget
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A Supreme Court nominee gives Magnum 24 hours to find his wife - whom he hasn't seen in 40 years.
  11. 11. Ep 11 - The Curse Of The King Kamehameha Club
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    18+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A Hawaiian places a curse on Rick's club, and events suggest that it should be taken seriously.
  12. 12. Ep 12 - Thicker Than Blood
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    18+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    T.C. is arrested for smuggling a man into the islands, but won't reveal the man's identity or why he did it.
  13. 13. Ep 13 - All Roads Lead To Floyd
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    January 1 1981
    49min
    NR
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    English
    A woman hires Magnum to find her father, a small-time crook who would just as soon stay missing.
  14. 14. Adelaide
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    March 19 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum searches for the source of extortion threats.
  15. 15. Ep 15 - Don't Say Goodbye
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    January 1 1981
    49min
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    A blind woman hires Magnum to pay off a blackmailer who has something on her granddaughter. With Ted Danson.
  16. 16. Ep 16 - The Black Orchid
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A rich woman hires Magnum to play a Bogart-style detective.
  17. 17. Ep 17 - J. "Digger" Doyle
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    January 1 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After an attempt on Robin's life, Magnum and Higgins are forced to take orders from a security expert assigned to the estate.
  18. 18. Beauty Knows No Pain
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    April 16 1981
    50min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum participates in a marathon while searching for a missing man.

More details

Directors
Bruce Seth Green
Supporting actors
Roger E. Mosley
Producers
Donald P. Bellisario
Season year
1981
Network
UNIVERSAL PAY TELEVISION
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

277 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mr SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 February 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Magnum PI. One of the best shows of its kind. I'm really enjoying rewatching it.
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Two large DVD cases - in a nicely illustrated, but thin and tight fitting card slipcase.

The DVD cases are good quality. The eight series are spread over the 'book' style platters in the large cases. The DVDs are physically well made,clearly marked and nicely illustrated. There is one DVD per platter side and the DVDs are easy to access, insert and remove.

The quality is as good as I've come to expect from DVD versions of TV series of this age. I'm not an expert in these matters by any means - I watch either on a laptop PC or a budget 42" TV with DVD player - but, to me, the audio and video are fine (and far better than the usual standard definition TV broadcasts).

Back in the day, I had watched Magnum irregularly when it originally aired on TV, and liked it. More recently I'd noticed Magnum intermittently on TV bit the shows were riddled with advert breaks and of poor broadcast quality. Unfortunately, the Magnum DVDs were very expensive (£100+), so I waited until they dropped under £50 before buying them.

Watching thes DVDs, I had forgotten how many Magnum episodes there were. Eight series! But Its even better than I remember it, so the more the merrier.
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KingsmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 September 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great 80s classic tv in HD but what's with the bizzare episode numbering
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I'm a casual Magnum P. I fan, though I preferred shows like Miami Vice and Quantum Leap. But I noticed Amazon was offering the show in HD, so I purchased Seasons 3 & 4 (the only seasons aside from 2,7 & 8 that are complete although they have wierd numbering with season 1st episode showing as episode 19 - a quick check on IMDB will show that this is actually episode 1- the wierd number pattern continues into season 3 and reapppears for season 7 & 8 (which i still have the original dvds) with only seasons 1 & 5 & 6 missing odd episodes. Also while this a full season it's bizarre to see it numbered beginning episodes 41 instead of 1 onwards. While Picture looks great, the HD does tend to pick a lot of grain in certain scenes - this obviously due to the age of the footage. It's not so noticeable on smaller screens but on bigger screen TVs. Having only re-watched the first few episodes I have to see it's a lot fun seeing Tom Selleck & Co in a series that blended humour and drama Quiet well. This only the second 80s tv show after Knight Rider to get the HD treatment from Amazon as it's very rare to find old shows in HD. So kudos for that.

(Edit 15/08/2020 - Have just gone back and checked that Amazon has now corrected the numbering - that had previously been incorrect from Season 2 onwards. The episodes that were previously missing have now been added, except Episode 6 Fragments from Season 5 is only available in SD, hopefully once it is available in HD Amazon should add this for me as I had already purchased this season in HD)
(Edit 11/10/2020 Just seen that last 2 seasons which I never bothered purchasing as I still own the original DVDs are on sale for £4.99 in HD, they have never been included in the prime sales before, I couldn't resist purchasing and thereby completing my full collection in HD. I had never intended on purchasing at the original full price)
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James PPReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shame it's been butchered . Not the original edit and with later season titles grafted on.
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Universal have ruined the narrative flow of the pilot by crudely cutting latest season titles onto this. The original pilot had a great jazz funk title them by Ian Freebairn-Smith and a completely different set of titles . The pre-title sequence segued beautifully into this as per the original director's vision. This now jars into the more familiar Post / Carpenter theme with much later season titles . Unnecessary especially for collectors who want the best digital quality source. Buy the blu-rays instead where you get the original unedited copy.
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Simon D. ElsworthReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Tom Selleck turned down Indiana Jones for this.
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Unless you were around in the 1980’s I really would be surprised you would buy this. The settings, car and perfect looking people helped sell this. It was a long running show and some episodes are let down by poor stories. Good for Hawaii tourist industry. If you can’t get there watching this might be a substitute. Unless we get locked down again not sure I’ll buy anymore seasons. May try watching the reboot see if it’s any better.
SukhsterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Series from the Past
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Hi,

I forgot how good Magnum, PI was until l started watching Series 1. A great walk into othe past .. no mobile phones ... simple computers, if any .. . sun, surf and the Ferrari.

Greatly recommended.
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MR D A BARKERReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic 80s show
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Absolutely brilliant watching this again after so many years. It holds up really well and better than some other shows from the same time. Tom Selleck is fantastic as P.I. Thomas Magnum, an every man detective. There is great camaraderie between the main cast and the scenery, cars and locations are gorgeous. Great 80s classic.
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DREAM TOWNReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good sound, good vision
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Marvellous entertainment. I am half way through viewing the Collection and really enjoying it. Good sound, good vision, good fun.
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ChappersReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The memories come flooding back!!
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A fantastic walk down memory lane as my childhood is relived watching this fantastic DVD box set. So great to be watching the original Magnum PI once again! A must purchase for the fan of 80’s Saturday afternoon TV! Great price too!
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