All Roads Lead to Floyd
Writers: Rogers Turrentine
, Babs Greyhosky
Story: Rogers Turrentine
Director: Ron Satlof
Producer: J. Rickley Dumm
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
Noah Beery Jr.
(Floyd Lewellyn), Anne Bloom
(Cindy Lewellyn), Red West
(Bull Radney), Seth Sakai
(Yoshio Mizamura), Andy Romano
(Clarence Burnside), Esmond Chung
(Peter), Elissa Dulce Hoopai
(Vicki), Georgia Schmidt
(Old Lady), Dave Kimura
A bubbly young woman hires Magnum to find her father who, after being missing for over ten years, had sent her a postcard from Hawaii. But her father is involved in some rather shady business, and Magnum isn't the only one looking for him.
Magnum's famous voice over, "I know what you're thinking, and you're right."
, is heard for the first time!
2 Noah Beery Jr.
) played Jim Rockford's father (truck driver Joseph "Rocky" Rockford) in The Rockford Files
(1974-1980). He is the second regular cast member from Rockford
to appear on Magnum P.I.
, following Gretchen Corbett
who appeared just two episodes before in "The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club
" (1.11). Joe Santos and Stuart Margolin will appear on Magnum
in later seasons.
Floyd's car is a Honda N600
(1970-1972), the first Honda automobile to be officially imported to the United States.
List of notable filming locations:
We learn that Rick came to Hawaii immediately after the Vietnam War. He has "no desire to get back to the mainland"
The green car driven by the "old lady", the one that rear ends the Ferrari, is a 1951 Mercury
4-Door Sedan. (ID'd by rubber chicken)
Magnum's white tennis outfit features a rare John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
polo shirt. (Noted by Dan)
Listen closely as Magnum and Cindy are walking through the airport near the beginning of the episode. An airport page can be heard - "Mr. Doug Ibold, please report to customs"
. Douglas Ibold
is the lead film editor for Magnum P.I.
. His last name will later be used for the minor recurring character of Doc Ibold, played by Glenn Cannon
Elvis Presley crony Red West
) appeared with Tom Selleck in the 1979 TV movie The Concrete Cowboys
and guest starred in several episodes of Baa Baa Black Sheep
with Larry Manetti and Jeff MacKay. He will later appear in the Season Five episode "Let Me Hear the Music
10 Esmond Chung
(Peter the tour guide) and Elissa Dulce Hoopai
(Vicki the waitress) will later be featured on the show as two minor recurring characters - Sgt. Puna & Rosine (a King Kamehameha Club waitress).
* This same residence will be used as a resort in Season Two's "Ghost Writer" (2.12).
Cindy Lewellyn: Mr. Magnum, I just know that if anybody can find my father... you can.
Magnum: Hey, how'd you know this was my car?
Cindy Lewellyn: What else would a man like you drive?
Bull Radney: Let me explain something to you, son. You see, where I come from, a shot and a beer is one drink, and a compliment is something you don't ever want to take back. You understand what I'm saying?
Magnum: I'm trying to tie up the loose ends, Floyd, you know, like those TV detectives.
Magnum: Higgins, it's not my fault!
Higgins: You continue to drive a car you do not own, do not rent and do not even wash. And while you were driving that car, it suffered $2,700 worth of damage! Had it been parked in the driveway of Robin Master's estate, where it belongs, it would have suffered none. It is your fault.
When Magnum and T.C. are driving in the Ferrari after their tennis match, they are passed and cutoff by Floyd in his Honda N600, causing Magnum to slam on his brakes. The camera cuts to Magnum's feet hitting the brakes and clutch. Note that his shoes are White Canvas Nike's, with a light-blue swoosh. However, when Magnum gets out the Ferrari his tennis shoes ARE NOT the white canvas Nike's. They are a different brand, with a navy-blue logo. (Noted by IslandHopper)
After Magnum and T.C. have finished playing tennis and are driving down the street. Magnum says to T.C, "I can invite anyone over anytime I like. Higgins does not run my life"
. When he says this you can tell that it is a stunt double and his lips are not moving. (Noted by Mark Seaman)
When Floyd is using the public telephone by the road, watch him dial the telephone number to confirm his flight reservation. He dials , , , , , ,  and then turns slightly to his left and takes his eye off of the key pad and tries to push the , but he misses and pushes the flat panel to the left of the , as if he were pressing a number! (Noted by IslandHopper)
At the 10:15 mark, Floyd is seen driving his Honda N600 on the right side of the car! The film has been inadvertently inverted! (Noted by Bernd-Christian Schulze)
At about the 15:19 mark, while Rick is standing, you can see the glare from the camera lighting (partially obstructed), right behind his head reflected in the glass. (Noted by Tim)
After Magnum jumps into the car with Floyd, we see several minor car collisions due to Floyd's reckless driving. One of the collision scenes is "recycled" and shown twice, ten seconds, or so, apart.
In the airport scenes with Magnum and Cindy, the same set of extras are used over and over again, sometimes walking back and forth in and out of the scenes. Why are these same people following Magnum and Cindy all the time? Not really a true flub, but amusing none the less! (Noted by IslandHopper)
When Magnum and Floyd take off in Floyd's car to avoid getting shot at by Bull Radney, as soon as the police car passes by them, they are seen weaving in and out of traffic. The stunt driver is young (not old) and has dark brown hair (instead of grey) and Magnum's double does not have a mustache. (Noted by seahawks1)
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