Sunny Mandell, a teenage runaway, holes up in Honolulu with a man who helped her back in Los Angeles. But the helpful man is a gangster with a grudge against Sunny's father, a Los Angeles ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Harvey Laidman)

Writers:

(created by),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Sunny Mandell
...
Babe Mandell
Steve Carlson ...
Osiris
Lynne Ellen Hollinger ...
Liana (as Lynn Ellen Hollinger)
Kwan Hi Lim ...
Maiki
Roland Nip ...
Cloud
Ehukai Teves ...
Rainbow
Luella Costello ...
Mariah
James McInerny ...
Tourist (as Jim McInerny)
Teri Foster Brooks ...
Rhyme
...
Hippie
Edit

Storyline

Sunny Mandell, a teenage runaway, holes up in Honolulu with a man who helped her back in Los Angeles. But the helpful man is a gangster with a grudge against Sunny's father, a Los Angeles cop who sent him to a California prison. The gangster takes Sunny to a hotel where he murders an associate and forces Sunny to take hold of the murder weapon, leaving her fingerprints on it. Sunny's father has meanwhile arrived in Honolulu and consulted with McGarrett about the connection. With the unlikely help of a Peeping Tom who witnessed the murder with his telescope, they clear Sunny of the murder but can't find her - she ditched the killer and went panhandling on the streets, where the leader of a weird cult found her and offered her refuge in the cult's group home while indoctrinating her. It becomes a race against time and a battle of wills as McGarrett, the cult leader and the murderer all compete to get Sunny under his control. Written by Peter Harris

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 1977 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rather weak.
23 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I noticed that Alpha 128 really disliked this episode. While I didn't dislike it nearly as much, I must admit it was a weak episode. And, I also agree that season 9 was very inconsistent--with a huge number of duds compared to previous seasons. I hate to say it, but perhaps the series should have ended after season 8, as 9 was not especially good (despite a great opener).

The show is built around a seriously far-fetched idea--that an ex-con would go to all the trouble of setting up a cop's daughter for murder as a twisted sort of revenge. But that is what occurs. However, the plan doesn't work perfectly and the girl runs--right into the hands of a strange but nice cult who protect her.

Aside from seeing a Hawaiian guy who looks a LOT like Joey Ramone, I can't see a lot to recommend this one. The plot isn't that interesting and Jessica Harper is a decade too old to be playing a 17 year-old. But, I must at least point out that I loved the voyeur and his wife! Kwan Hi Lim in a very different role from his usual sleaze-bag roles on the show. Overall, not terrible but not all that good either.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Opening theme song.... calvinbooker
McGarrett drinking? jaytiterle
Where can I see the lost episode? sammadsen-30299
abrupt ending hamstercuddles
Wo Fat nlfan-1
Danny's suits slackersmom
Discuss See How She Runs (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?