Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Ghost Writer 

Virginia Fowler is ghost writing the autobiography of the elusive, wealthy eccentric Harold Farber. She hires Magnum after her apartment is ransacked and her notes and tapes of the book are stolen.

Director:

Ray Austin

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Glen A. Larson (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Tom Selleck ... Magnum
John Hillerman ... Higgins
Roger E. Mosley ... Theodore 'TC' Calvin
Larry Manetti ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Patch Mackenzie ... Virginia Fowler
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Harold W. Farber (as Elisha Cook)
Alan Fudge ... Security Chief Arthur
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Mrs. Ballard (as Louise Fitch)
Jon Lormer ... Barker, the Butler
Edward Sheehan Edward Sheehan ... Emerson White (as Ed Sheehan)
Randy Spangler Randy Spangler ... Mike
L. Christian Moore L. Christian Moore ... Oscar
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Virginia Fowler is ghost writing the autobiography of the elusive, wealthy eccentric Harold Farber. She hires Magnum after her apartment is ransacked and her notes and tapes of the book are stolen.

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the henchmen enter the cryogenics room the film is reversed. The words are backwards on the door and originally the door opened inwards from the right and for that few seconds it opened from the left. See more »

Goofs

During the opening sequence TC's MD500 is N58428 with thicker skids when flying towards the Farber building but becomes N1095A with thinner skids upon the pinnacle landing. See more »

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Chaotic comic adventure for Thomas and friends
2 November 2018 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Ghost Writer" is a light hearted yarn, a comic interlude around the half mark point for Season 2.

Patch Mackenzie, who plays the writer Virginia Fowler, is absolutely delectable. She also has great comic timing, essential for a chaotic caper like this one.

Jon ("Creepshow") Lormer plays Barker the butler, who endures quite a bit of physical abuse at the hands of the gang. I genuinely felt sorry for this character.

Even the actress Louise Lewis has to spend some of her time in the boot of a car - this episode doesn't treat the more mature members of the cast gracefully.

Roger E. Mosley is hilarious as TC suddenly has a few extra dollars to spare.

8 out of 10. Light on story but the cast are great.


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