Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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A Bullet for McGarrett 

Five-O investigates a spy ring. One of the suspects is Dr. Paul Farrar. However, unknown to Five-O, Farrar's superior is Wo Fat. Farrar plans a death trap for McGarrett.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joyce Bennett
Dr. Paul Farrar
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Karen Adamson
Al Eben ...
Dr. Abrahams
Danny Kamekona ...
Che Fong (as Daniel Kamekona)
Edward Sheehan ...
Doc (as Ed Sheehan)

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Five-O investigates a spy ring. One of the suspects is Dr. Paul Farrar. However, unknown to Five-O, Farrar's superior is Wo Fat. Farrar plans a death trap for McGarrett.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

29 October 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


the part of Che Fong is most associated with Harry Endo. In this episode he is played by Danny Kamekona. See more »


From 1970 to 1976, Al Eben played Doc Bergman. In one episode "A bullet for McGarrett", his name is Doc Abraham. See more »


Joyce Bennett: [Going undercover as a student] Only one thing bothers me.
Det. Steve McGarrett: What's that?
Joyce Bennett: I don't have a thing to wear.
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Psychologically ludicrous...but interesting.
17 November 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

For this episode to work, you need to accept the show's premise--a premise that is impossible if you know much about actual hypnosis. In the show, an evil Communist mole (Eric Braeden) is able to hypnotize people like a Svengali--making them do ANYTHING--even kill or possibly kill themselves. Apparently it also makes them amazingly good shots, as the way the young lady kills her classmate is an tough shot--but she gets him. The problem is that you CANNOT do things like this with hypnosis. You cannot make people do things they don't want to do. Besides, with all my training in hypnotherapy, I would do LOTS of evil things if it really worked that way! Believe me, though, it doesn't.

The show is in many ways like a reworking of the original MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. In this film, Khigh Deigh (Wo Fat) plays a Chinese hypnotist (who is much like Wo Fat) who uses his brainwashing techniques to turn innocent American soldiers into killing machines--just waiting to be activated. In this episode, which is almost like a sequel to the movie, Wo Fat had trained the psychology professor (Braeden) and Braeden is now doing Fat's bidding. But why would a Communist agent be posing as a professor in Hawaii?!? This doesn't make any sense. You'd think that he'd at least be teaching in Washington, DC or some place a little more important than on Oahu, Hawaii!! Later in the film, Wo Fat asks the professor to hypnotize an undercover policewoman (who McGarrett put in the professor's class--though WHY they suspected the professor is unexplained). And WHAT do they force her to do?! Yep, try to kill McGarrett! It's all very entertaining....really. But it's also a load of crap.

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