Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Requiem for a Saddle Bronc Rider 

With Five-O on the verge of a major crackdown on illegal gambling, McGarrett is approached by Susie Wainane, an old friend now in college in California. She has returned to Hawaii over ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Steve McGarrett
Danny Williams
Chin Ho
Duke Lukela
Len Jessup
Calvin Lyle
Rodney Philip Aiu ...
Possum (as Rod Aiu)
Al Lopaka ...
Billy Wainane
Audrey Meyers ...
Lani Kapalii
Jim Doney ...
Leinaala Heine ...
Mrs. Kapalii
Roland Naauao ...
Lieutenant Matusu
Carole Kai ...
Alaki Kaimi
Elsie Russell ...
Rodeo Cashier
Sam Peters ...
Robert Akalu


With Five-O on the verge of a major crackdown on illegal gambling, McGarrett is approached by Susie Wainane, an old friend now in college in California. She has returned to Hawaii over concerns that her brother, Billy, who worked as a rider in a Hawaiian rodeo, seems to have disappeared. McGarrett agrees to assist her in investigating Billy's disappearance - and finds that everyone he questions at the rodeo seems oddly reluctant to discuss the Billy's whereabouts. Written by aldanoli

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24 March 1977 (USA)  »

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The opening of the episode is a distant shot of a buckboard riding along the top of a cliff above the ocean, with the ocean to the left of the buckboard's driver. Then the shot switches to a close up taken from the land side of the cliff, and suddenly the buckboard is heading in the opposite direction, with the ocean to the driver's right. See more »

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Further proof that the shows were getting pretty sloppy by season 9.
23 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

"Requiem for a Saddle Bronc Rider" is a pretty forgettable episode. In addition, there are some MAJOR goofs that show that the show was being slapped together rather quickly and without great care. It's a shame, as it was a great series but towards the end of the run, it had definitely lost something. And, the sloppy mistakes are ample proof of it.

The show begins with a guy driving a horse-drawn wagon up on a cliff. However, when the camera comes in for a closeup, suddenly the guy is going the opposite direction! Sloppy. Anyway, he tosses two bodies off the cliff into the sea...and that's not something you see every day! Not surprisingly, someone is soon looking for one of the bodies--the sister of the dead guy. However, when she and McGarrett go out to the missing man's job (a rodeo), everyone is very tight-lipped and uncooperative. It's obvious that they know something but WHAT that is they cannot determine--and you can't arrest people for acting guilty. What happened to the guy...as well as his girlfriend? All in all, the mystery doesn't turn out to be that mysterious and it leaves you wondering. In addition, when the guilty guy is in a shootout, he's shot in the left shoulder--yet in the next scene he's clutching his right and it's bleeding. Yet another sloppy detail. Sloppy and a story that just wasn't very engaging. Worth seeing but forgettable.

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