Hawaii Five-O: Season 10, Episode 24

A Death in the Family (4 May 1978)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 32 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Chin goes undercover to investigate a protection racket. But when he's recognized, the leader kills him and dumps his body at the Iolani Palace. Steve sets out to get the one who killed him... See full summary »



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
list image
a list of 2339 titles
created 30 Apr 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Death in the Family (04 May 1978)

A Death in the Family (04 May 1978) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hawaii Five-O.
« Previous Episode | 241 of 281 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Williams
Kam Fong ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
Cappy Pahoa
Jimmy Rego
Jean Marie Hon ...
Suzy Kelly
Vic Malo ...
Billy Swan
Rodney Philip Aiu ...
Kimo Napali (as Rod Aiu)
Elissa Dulce Hoopai ...
Kini Pahoa
Gary Kau ...
Yung Sen
Kinau Wilder ...
Screaming tourist
C.K. Huang ...
Chinese merchant
Lydia Jade ...
Maria Marville ...


Chin goes undercover to investigate a protection racket. But when he's recognized, the leader kills him and dumps his body at the Iolani Palace. Steve sets out to get the one who killed him. He brings in the head of the organization behind the protection racket and asks for his help. He refuses. Chin's daughter arrives and Steve tells her what happened. It turns out that she knows the daughter of the head of the organization and uses her relationship with her to see if she can find out who killed her father. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 May 1978 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This was the only episode where Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong) wore a mustache. See more »


Jimmy Rego: Why don't we settle this just between us?
Det. Steve McGarrett: Oh... Don't Tempt Me!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well-Done Presentation
15 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Hawaii Five-O's" twelve-year tun, the episode "A Death in the Family" was the most interesting episode of its time. Chin Ho Kelley was undergoing a sting operation. The trek was meant to be a drug ring. The problem: Chin Ho Kelley had no idea that the mastermind of the ring was James Rego. The mastermind to the trade (unfortunately) resulted in the fatal ambush of Chin Ho Kelley after his cover became compromised beyond recognition. Steve McGarrett (obviously) found out the killing involved cocaine trafficking and extortion -- not to mention racketeering. McGarrett sought justice for this vicious murderer. He slugged James Rego until he could not take anymore beatings from the ruthless ambush of Chin Ho Kelley. Nobody -- but nobody -- ever called McGarrett a pal when a mastermind into the killing mortally wounded a peace officer. "Hawaii Five-O" should have aired a two-hour special episode titled "Hawaii Versus Rego" to start the 1978-1979 Television Season (aired September 28, 1978). The reason: the District Attorney would have sought the death penalty for James Rego on the charges of first-degree murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping, and racketeering. Any Questions?

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Late James MacArthur Was Right Attillio
Am I the only one.... adventuregirl2264
The Complete Series [sic] Release coming on DVD mister-mike
Danny's suits slackersmom
hawaii five o presenting in the ring center murder piergammieri76
George Lazenby Attending Screening of ''Year of the Horse' @Md Con pickitwilly
Discuss A Death in the Family (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: