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

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20 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Kam Fong, who played Det. Chin Ho Kelley, was a real-life Honolulu Police officer from 1946 to 1962, when he retired for a career in real estate. See more »

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

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Det. Steve McGarrett: [after each episode preview] Be there. Aloha!
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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Nearer My God to Thee (1994) See more »

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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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