Hawaii Five-O: Season 9, Episode 11

Target - A Cop (23 Dec. 1976)

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Kam Fong ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
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Nathan Purdy
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Tim Ryder
Seth Sakai ...
Captain Charles
Bernard Ching ...
Officer Ichiro
Wallace W. Landford ...
Matt (as Wallace Landford)
Jo Pruden ...
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Harry Endo ...
Gary Kau ...
Officer Mifune
Barton McCollough ...
Officer Cartwright
Stephen Schnetzer ...
Officer Blankenship (as Stephen St. Paul)
Raye Birk ...
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The police are chasing Tim down the freeway with Nathan following. When it cuts to Nathan, he is driving on a residential street, and not the freeway. When it cuts back to Nathan again, he is back on the freeway tailing Tim. See more »

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A re-tread.
8 April 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The first episode of season 6, "Hookman", was a classic. The real life detective, Jay J. Armes, played the baddie in this one. It seems he'd had his arms blown off in a weird robbery attempt and blamed the cops for this. Using his amazing dexterity with his hook-hands, he shoots down the cops he feels are responsible. It's improbable but a great episode.

Here in season 9, the episode is a remake--with way too many similarities to make this anything other than a ripoff of the other episode. Here, instead of a man without hands shooting cops with a rifle, you have a man in a wheelchair shooting cops with a rifle--once again, because he blames them for the injury he received when committing a robbery. The only difference is that this guy (Don Stroud) just wants to kill ANY cop--he's not choosy. In addition, there's a minor side story involving Stroud's friend (played by Gerald McRaney) that is a bit different. But the bottom line is that almost all the episode IS a repeat--and that is disappointing. And, in some ways the episode is dumb--after all, how can a guy in a wheelchair get away THAT fast--especially since the 1970s weren't exactly accessible for the disabled. Also, the ending seemed a bit macho and silly--plus, the killer is shot ONCE by McGarrett but the body has TWO bullet holes in him!!


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