A school for wayward girls, run by a friend of Steve McGarrett's, needs $15,000 for overdue taxes or the school will be closed. Former counterfeiter Willie McFee, a flower breeder who also ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Herman Wedemeyer ...
Moe Keale ...
Peter Bromilow ...
Willie McFee
Neva Patterson ...
Dolly Simmons
Robert F. Hoy ...
Rico (as Bob Hoy)
Patricia Hume ...
Wendy (as Kelly Palzis)
Petra Fujii ...
Ric Marlow ...
Sol Bruno
Yankee Chang ...
Sam Chong
Michel F. Martin ...
Pierre Soule
George Herman ...
Eddie Riford
Dick Fair ...
Joe Morgan


A school for wayward girls, run by a friend of Steve McGarrett's, needs $15,000 for overdue taxes or the school will be closed. Former counterfeiter Willie McFee, a flower breeder who also is a general handyman and gardener for the school, decides to make one last print run with a set of near-perfect $20 plates he once crafted - but a mainland crime boss gets word that Willie's plates have surfaced, meaning that he can try to steal them for himself. Written by aldanoli

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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8 January 1980 (USA)  »

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First credited appearance for Kelly Preston (as Kelly Palzis) in TV or film. See more »


The $20 printing plates that produce such near-perfect counterfeits were supposedly manufactured by Willie McFee nearly 20 years before the start of this episode. But when Willie examines one of the bills printed from the plates, the signature of the Treasury Secretary is that of W. Michael Blumenthal, who was appointed in 1977, just a few years before this episode takes place. See more »

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The episode makes sense? Nah....but I liked Willie...he had a nice voice.
10 May 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Season 12 of "Hawaii Five-O" sucked...there's no mincing words. The writers had long since run out of ideas and the shows were just sloppy. Add to that new cast members and you can easily see why the show didn't come back for another season.

One problem I just chalk up to laziness on the director's part. The show is all about a counterfeiter who has plates for fake $20 bills--but every time they flash one of these fakes, you can clearly see that the date on it is 1977--making it just a few years old, not 18 like they kept saying in the show. Couldn't SOMEONE have run to a local coin shop and bought an older $20?! Or, couldn't they have just been careful not to show the series date of 1977 TWICE?!

The show itself is also pretty weak. A home for delinquent girls is about to go out of business so the caretaker does what any ex-con caretaker would do--reassemble their old gang and distribute counterfeit money to help the home get in the black!! Duh... However, there is one plus. This guy, Willie, is played by Peter Bromilow and he had the most extraordinarily erudite voice and manners. A well-mannered guy dumped in a dumb show--I give this one an extra point just for Willie's nice demeanor. If it sounds like I'm stretching, I am--and a 4 would STILL make this episode better than most from season 12.

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