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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 Det. Steve McGarrett (281 episodes, 1968-1980)
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 Dan Williams / ... (259 episodes, 1968-1979)
Kam Fong ...
 Chin Ho (241 episodes, 1968-1978)
Herman Wedemeyer ...
 Duke / ... (153 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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James MacArthur left the series after Season 11. In a 1996 interview, he revealed that he had become tired, and wanted to do other things. See more »

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In some earlier episodes, McGarrett can be seen leaving his headquarters in a 1967 Mercury 2 door sedan, when he reaches his destination, he's driving a 1968 Mercury 4 door sedan. See more »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: [after each episode preview] Be there. Aloha!
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the grandaddy of them all!!!!!
14 October 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Th e1970's was often called the age of tv cop shows. You had shows like, Police Story, Cannon, Columbo, Toma, Baretta, The Streets Of San Francisco and Joe Forrester. However, Hawaii Five O was the grandaddy of them all. This show ran longer then any other police show in tv history, from 1968 to 1980, we all watched Steve McGarret unmask the villian and solve the mystery (oh and also to bark "Book 'em Danno" at the end of every episode. I am going to tell you something about Jack Lord that is not generally well known, I learned this from one of Paul Harvey's "The Rest Of The Stories". Although his role as the hard hitting cop would suggest he was anything but sensitive, Jack Lord was really a very different man in real life. He was an artist and a very sucessful one as well and it wasn't because he was a tv star. Five of his paintings are in the famous Metropolitan Musuem of Art in New York City. People have paid fortunes for them! As a student Lord won numerous awards for his art and people have paid fortunes for even his simplist watercolors. Lord often quoted Sean O'Casey and said "Let us find a way to spin joy into every moment of tomorrow's day". As Steve McGarret Lord was almost like a modern day knight. All the tv cop shows since in a way owe their sucess to him. He set a standard that will never be equalled.


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