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 / ... (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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In "The Capsule Kidnapping", the kidnappers are attempting to flee from McGarrett in a private airplane. When they board the plane and while McGarrett's chasing them around on the taxiways of the airport, the plane is a twin engine propeller aircraft. When it becomes airborne, the aircraft shown is a twin engine jet. See more »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: Aloha. Aloha, suckers.
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One of the Greatest Cop Shows Ever
3 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

To me this is still one of the all time great cop shows. The thing I think made it so special was its irony. The fact that you it was set in probably the most beautiful of settings, yet it had all the crime of cities like Los Angeles and New York made it Honolulu seem just like any other major American city which is just what Honolulu is. Also, the fact that the native Hawaiians in the cast were not stereotyped made it a great show.

Jack Lord was perfectly cast as McGarrett and pretty much was the embodiment of the character with his tough and almost unemotional demeanor and James McCarthur was great as Danny. Of course, who could ever forget what Kam Fong brought to the show as Chin Ho. This definitely was a classic.


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