Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

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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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Gov. Dan Williams, the one-time No. 2 in command at Hawaii Five-O, is shot while delivering a speech. Retired members of Five-O, including Kono, Chin Ho and Duke, join forces with the ... See full summary »

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 Det. Steve McGarrett / ... (281 episodes, 1968-1980)
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 Dan 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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26 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Almost all of the regular actors who starred or had recurring roles on the series before the final season (including Zulu, James MacArthur, Al Harrington, Kam Fong, and Doug Mossman), eventually left the series. Jack Lord and Herman Wedemeyer continued to play McGarrett and Duke, respectively, even into the last season. (Mossman appears in one episode of Season 12, but not as a member of Five-O.) The only regular whose disappearance was explained on-screen was Kam Fong, whose character Chin Ho Kelly was killed off in the final episode of Season 10. See more »

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In the closing title "outrigger" footage, the curved edge of the camera lens housing can be seen in the corner of the screen in one shot. See more »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: Aloha. Aloha, suckers.
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Too Good Not to Be on DVD
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard to believe that years after the development of the DVD, that this great series has not been released on this format. Personally, I think Five-0 was one of the best ensemble shows of all-time. Steve McGarrett was a larger-than-life (and too good to be true) character that you could root for in all occasions. The remainder of the team was cast with varying results, with both James McArther as Danno, and Kam Fong as Chin Ho Kelly being excellent in their roles. Even the mediocre Zulu as Kono would share the occasional "Hey brot'r". I personally feel that the long-time nemesis Wo Fat, played to the hilt by Khigh Dhiegh, is one of the best bad guys of all time TV. The running clash between McGarrett and Wo Fat always made Steve's life interesting. My favorite episode is the light and comical, "Over Fifty? Steal!" starring Hume Cronyn as Lewis Filer. Also exceptional was the 3 episode block, "V for Vashon" starring Harold Gould. This is one TV series that I will definitely be purchasing if it is ever available in the DVD format. For my money, I place my Top 3 all-time TV series as: 1) X-Files; 2) Hawaii Five-0; and 3) The Dick Van Dyke Show. The other two are available; hopefully the folks holding the current rights to Five-0 will realize there is a huge pool of people ready to spend their hard-earned $$ once available. Thanks for reading, I hope this was beneficial to you.


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