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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 35%  35%  [ 22 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 27%  27%  [ 17 ]
7.5 (Decent) 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 63
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:34 pm 
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This is the official MM thread for Legacy From a Friend (3.19). All discussions and reviews for this episode should go here. If you wish to rate the episode, please do so with the poll. The avg. score will be the official 'community rating', which will be used on the episode page (updated monthly).

This thread is also linked in the episode page of the Episode Guide.


Original Air Date: 3/10/1983
A lifeguard is found dead soon after he's seen in an expensive new car that he clearly couldn't afford. Magnum partners with a young ambitious woman to crack the case in this story of blackmail and adultery.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:15 pm 
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Just saw this one again recently. Love this episode. Annie Potts is just great. And Magnum getting pummeled by two female enforcers with long fingernails, that just kills me every time! It's also fun to see stunt man Bob Minor get more screen time.

I also just found out recently that the actor playing Marcus, Magnum's volleyball partner who gets killed, is none other than Sinjin Smith! Sinjin will later become one of the biggest names in (beach) volleyball! In the episode, he is credited as St. John Smith, which threw me off.

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James!!

Refresh your English pronunciation research. "Sinjin" is the way "St. John" in British English is pronounced. For "back-up" for this statement, view the Masterpiece Theatre version of "Jane Eyre" where Jane runs away from Rochester and ends up staying with a family and the man who proposes to her is named "St. John" but whenever his name is spoken, it's pronounced "Sinjin."

I know, to us "ugly Americans," this makes no sense. But we are hardly the ones to decry the Brits' pronuncation of THEIR names! To quote Henry Higgins, "There even are places where English completely disappears -- in America, they haven't used it for years!"

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golf, I can't say that I'd ever heard the Old English pronunciation of "St. John" before. Now I know!

Wiki has this interesting tidbit about Sinjin Smith:

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The oldest elite player in the world, Smith has competed in more beach volleyball events than any other player.


Pretty cool.

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James J. Walters wrote:
I also just found out recently that the actor playing Marcus, Magnum's volleyball partner who gets killed, is none other than Sinjin Smith! Sinjin will later become one of the biggest names in (beach) volleyball! In the episode, he is credited as St. John Smith, which threw me off.

Note the credits on IMDB -- I updated them to add his name back in March of 2006. How could you have gone so long without making the connection? :lol:

I first heard about Sinjin because one of his contemporaries, Tom Hintnaus, is the son of a guy I used to work with. They were rivals as pro volleyball players, but Tom was also an olympic pole vaulter. They were both very competitive athletes in their time!

BTW, have you noticed that the Ron Wood credits are fixed now? :wink:


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Hi eegorr!

Not sure how I missed Sinjin. I'll blame it on my college days. They continue to haunt me. Oh when will it ever stop! ;)

Wow, I can't believe the Stones' Ron Wood has finally been removed from MPI on the IMDB! :shock:

Thanks man!

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Don't feel bad James. The only way I knew about the British pronounciation of "St. John" is I had a girlfriend that was going with a guy by that name. I always thought it was a weird name (like who would name their baby "Sinjin"?) until I saw it in print! Then it all made sense! LOL :D


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What about Jill St. John? I guess it's Jill Sinjin. :lol:

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I think Sinjin is "used" only in British-influenced speaking. We Ugly Americans Americanize everything -- remember, per Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" -- "there even are places where English completely disappears; in America, they haven't used it for years."

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Just a side note. Sinjin was the name of Hawke's MIA brother in Airwolf. It was also spelled St. John.

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