Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Computer Killer 

A computer expert is hired to program various machines to produce phony evidence to influence a trial.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kam Fong ...
Jeff David ...
Charles Aarons
Hugh Tilles
Edward Sheehan ...
Jos. Kehoe (as Edward Stephen Sheehan)
Glenn Cannon ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
Douglas Mossman ...
Frank Kamana
Al Eben ...
George M. Kennedy ...
Larry Fredericks (as George Kennedy)
Albert Harris ...
Bowman (as Albert M. Harris)
Alfred Goldman ...
Tony Tilles (as Alfred D. Goldman)
Dave Donnelly ...
Kinsell (as David Lee Donnelly)
Ava Readdy ...
Maureen (as Ava Lyn Readdy)


A man kills his estranged wife while they are arguing. He is then arrested and placed on trial. His father tries to help him by mounting a defense that claims she was alive when he left and that she was killed by a cat burglar. During the trial, a man approaches the father and offers to help him with his son's defense for a price. He starts by giving him "evidence", which he manufactured by manipulating computer records, that discredits a witness. He then sets out to find a cat burglar he can pin it on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

14 January 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Frank is looking at the airline's flight passenger manifest, a close-up of the names shows that they are all character names from previous episodes. The most obvious one is "Mr. Curt Stoner" who was the police assassin in the famous "Hookman" episode. See more »


In the first courtroom scene the bailiff swears in a witness by beginning "repeat after me ..." and then recites the oath himself. He then allows the witness to simply answer "I do", without any repetition of the oath. See more »

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Most realistic and inspirational computer shows of its time.
4 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm one of the lucky ones who can date the inspiration for his career to a single date: 1-14-1975. I was 15 years old, and watched this episode. I remember a line from it very clearly. The computer consultant Charles Arrons was talking about the "miracle" of the computer to the owner of the computer company. He said "Well, I'm your miracle. I make guys like you." This was the first time I even thought there was somebody writing the software that made computers work. In fact, it was the first time I heard the word "software." This was 1975 after all.

It also didn't hurt that the episode was one of the more suspenseful and exciting ones. After seeing his gadgets and hearing about that "miracle," I wanted nothing more than to write software. I was fortunate the next year to start at a high-school which had a computer, an old card-based machine. After writing my first program, I was hooked. Since then I've had a great career in software development that I wouldn't trade for any other career. I thank the writers of that episode, and the convincing actor who played Charles Arrons for my initial enthusiasm for software development. Hawaii Five-O was such a quality program, and this episode epitomizes it.

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