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"Flashback" is the sixth episode of the third season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on November 4, 1982.


Magnum wakes up one morning and finds he is back in 1936 and must solve a murder.


Time is not on his side when Magnum finds himself trapped in the year 1936 and working to clear the name of a union leader accused of murder.




  • Anne Lockhart as Brenda McCutchen / Cassie McCutchen
  • Robin Strand as Young Drew Danforth
  • Irene Yah-Ling Sun as Marissa, the Singer (as Irene Yah Ling Sun)
  • Lee Patterson as Drew Danforth
  • Rosemary Murphy as Marion Danforth
  • Michael Hasegawa as Ito, Mrs. Danforth's chauffeur
  • Earl Kingston as Maitre'd (credited as Earll Kingston)
  • Bill Verdier as Dr. Trippett
  • Harland Reed as Bartender


  • Anne Lockhart has a guest appearance in this episode.
  • This is the first episode to be directed by Ivan Dixon (Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes). He will go on to direct 12 more Magnum episodes.


Higgins: And now, if this interrogation is over, I have an appointment with a captivating mare.

Magnum: My name is Thomas Magnum. I'm a private investigator. And I just dropped by to search your garden... for the missing gun. You haven't seen it by any chance, have you?
  Season 3 (1980)
Did You See the Sunrise?Ki'is Don't LieThe Eighth Part of the VillagePast TenseBlack on WhiteFlashbackFoiled AgainMr. White DeathMixed DoublesAlmost HomeHeal ThyselfOf Sound MindThe Arrow That Is Not AimedBasket CaseBirdman of BudapestI Do?Forty Years from Sand IslandLegacy from a FriendTwo Birds of a Feather...By Its CoverThe Big BlowFaith and Begorrah