Tom on Magnum PI.

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Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby Canawho on July 23rd, 2012, 9:43 pm

It was a very popular cop show from the USA, during the early-mid eighties.
I remember Tom was playing a crook of some kind. Hadn't seen it in years!

I was trying to find a clip of it on Youtube, but unfortunately it wasn't
uploaded :(

Does anyone else remember this episode?
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby tracy on July 24th, 2012, 8:11 am

tom was in an episode of remmington steel he played a bad guy in that one is that the one you were thinking about
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby Canawho on July 24th, 2012, 4:51 pm

That was it! Sorry, my bad! :o

Yes, that's the show I was thinking about. My parent's used to watch both
Remington Steel and Magnum PI. I suppose I mixed the two up, due to those
shows being from the same era.

Glad I didn't make the mistake of saying Tom was on the "A team". ;)
Although, it's too bad he didn't make an appearance, or was a regular
on there. :(
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby metalheadjay on March 12th, 2013, 9:16 am

I think this is one that Tom did for the paycheck. I didn't really like seeing him in such a small role as a rather quiet crook. Such a huge step down from being the larger than life Doctor in the lead. I felt it was beneath Tom(at that time especially) and didn't utilize his huge talent. So I do cringe a bit when watching it.
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby tracy on March 12th, 2013, 3:17 pm

but you cant have every thing can you really its nice to see tom in differnet roles other then dr who and he plays them very well
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby metalheadjay on March 28th, 2013, 7:22 am

I agree and I highly admire actors that stretch and do things more for the art/craft as opposed to commercial projects. But I just feel that Tom's role on this particular episode of "Remington Steele" should have been much larger. After playing the larger than life lead on "Doctor Who" for several years and being one of the biggest tv stars, a minor role like this seemed beneath him, I feel. I mean come on. Tom Baker playing not second but third fiddle to the wooden Pierce Brosnan! Tom deserved better! If Tom is gonna play a baddie/villain, he should most certainly be on equal footing with the lead hero. ;)
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby Betty on March 28th, 2013, 1:17 pm

But isn't it art in itself that Tom can take the tiniest role and still be brilliant and remembered for it? Great actors don't need great roles to be great.
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby tracy on March 28th, 2013, 5:07 pm

yes i agree betty tom can play any part and make it great :D
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Re: Tom on Magnum PI.

Postby metalheadjay on August 25th, 2013, 10:04 pm

I'm not arguing on that. Tom can indeed take the tiniest role and make it great. I think most of us here know that. But after playing the doctor. The lead role of which he had for 7 years. Being seen as one of the biggest stars of tv(especially in Britain). I still say that such a minor role like this was a step down and it certainly did not increase his stock value..pertaining to obtaining lead roles. I'm just saying that an actor of his ilk deserved much better. I mean Tom Cruise has been a leading man for years and has been in some good movies but he is not even half the actor Tom Baker is. That's an example of the injustice concerning actors and their ability. All too often, average at best actors get leading man status and great roles while excellent character actors that can do anything are relegated to minor roles and obscurity. It's very rarely that you get a Tom Baker or Peter Cushing in lead roles. And I think that is a great shame!
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