Magnum PI

Magnum PI

Magnum PI   ( Ferrari 308 GTS )   1979

Magnum PI (4)

Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network.
According to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years

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Cast

Tom SelleckTom Selleck… Magnum / 

John HillermanJohn Hillerman…Higgins /

Roger E. MosleyRoger E. Mosley…TC / 

Larry ManettiLarry Manetti…Orville ‘Rick’ Wright /

The show’s jazzy original theme song (composed by Ian Freebairn-Smith) was only featured in the two-part pilot and first nine episodes of the series.

Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: Oh, my God, Magnum!

Mac: Time has little to do with infinity and jelly donuts

The Ferrari 308 GTB (and similar 208) are mid-engined sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985. The 308 replaced the Dino 246 in 1975 and was updated as the 328 in 1985.The Pininfarina-styled 308 GTB was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 as a supplement to the Bertone-shaped Dino 308 GT4 and a replacement for the Dino 246. It was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti who had been responsible for some of Ferrari’s most celebrated shapes to date such as the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer. The 308 used elements of these shapes to create something very much in contrast with the angular GT4 2+2. The GTB/GTS was a 2-seater with sweeping curves and aggressive lines, and has become one of the more recognizable and iconic cars produced by Ferrari to date.

Private Investigator Thomas Sullivan Magnum resides in the guest house of a posh, 200-acre (0.81 km2) beachfront estate, known as Robin’s Nest, in Hawaii, at the invitation of its owner, Robin Masters, the celebrated-but-never-seen author of several dozen lurid novels. Ostensibly this is quid pro quo for Magnum’s services based upon Magnum’s expertise in security; the pilot and several early episodes suggest Magnum also did Masters a favor of some kind, possibly when Masters hired him for a case. The voice of Robin Masters, heard only a few times per season, was provided by Orson Welles

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 11 December 1980 (USA) 
Also Known As: Magnum
Filming Locations: Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii, USA

In an interview for “Bravo TV’s Countdown of the 100 Greatest Television Characters” Tom Selleck said his character, Thomas Magnum, was initially written as a “James Bond of television, visiting stewardess on each arm, flawlessly perfect” kind of character, which Selleck hated. By his own admission, he told the writers and producers “I’m tired of playing what I look like.” When asked what he wanted to do, Selleck remembered how much fun he had working with James Garner on The Rockford Files (1974) and suggested making Magnum more of a laid back, blue collar average Joe. His rationale was that if men watched the show and were able to identify with him, it would bring in even more male viewers. The writers and producers initially refused, and Selleck threatened to do Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) instead. The writers and producers relented and Magnum became the approachable, charming jock character that Selleck would become famous for.

Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: One of the cliches of my profession is that to get information from a bartender you have to slip him bills of various denominations. Bills that you can’t afford with pictures of unfamiliar presidents and usually for information that isn’t worth it.

Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: Kacy left with a different guy every night, what’s the difference?
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: Difference is she’s dead.

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