The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

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 Det. Steve McGarrett / ... (281 episodes, 1968-1980)
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 Danny Williams (259 episodes, 1968-1979)
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 Chin Ho (241 episodes, 1968-1978)
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 Duke / ... (155 episodes, 1968-1980)
Harry Endo ...
 Che Fong / ... (115 episodes, 1969-1977)
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Five-0 was a special state police unit answering only to the Governor of Hawaii. It worked with Honolulu police to fight the underworld in the island state. Sooner or later virtually all the bad guys heard Steve McGarrett grunt "Book 'em, Danno!" though chief bad guy Wo Fat was caught after MacArthur left the series. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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His beat: the whole state. His badge: Hawaii Five-O (season 1)

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20 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Even though Khigh Dhiegh made 15 appearances as arch villain Wo Fat, Dhiegh and Jack Lord only appeared on screen together (in the same scene) four times, including the pilot and the series finale. See more »

Goofs

In the now-famous scene from the opening credits, Jack Lord is shown from a helicopter shot on a balcony atop the Ilikai Hotel, then turns to the interior of the suite. The scene cuts to an interior shot making it appear that he turns directly from the balcony to face the camera after the cut. Actually, based on the scenery behind him, the interior shot had to have been made in a suite on the opposite side of the hotel. See more »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: Aloha. Aloha, suckers.
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Referenced in The Shield: Cut Throat (2005) See more »

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WONDERFUL SHOW!
3 September 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This show lasted for many seasons because of the talents of Jack Lord and great writing, but I think it helped that it was on CBS as well. CBS always seemed to stand behind it's shows longer, even after ratings begin to drop. Perhaps my memory is wrong, but didn't the show end because Jack Lord wanted it to instead of it being cancelled? There are many memorable episodes of course, but the one that always stands out in my mind was the episode with singer Nancy Wilson as the heroin addicted performer. I thought she did a great job! Hopefully the show will come out in a DVD set. I hope the show will always be in reruns somewhere at least!


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