Using radio-controlled model airplanes, three college students engineer the theft of the Hawaiian crown jewels.



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Episode cast overview:
Mike Miyashiro ...
Kathy Paulo ...
Rodney Philip Aiu ...
Al Larkin (as Christerpher Neddels)
Tommy Fujiwara ...
Gus Rethwisch ...
Norris Shimabuku ...
Kwan Hi Lim ...


Using radio-controlled model airplanes, three college students engineer the theft of the Hawaiian crown jewels.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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1 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Make it stop!!
29 May 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have so far watched and reviewed every episode of "Hawaii Five-O" up to this season 12 klunker. The bottom line is that up through season 10, the show was great. But starting in season 11, the scripts got more and more limp because it looks like they just ran out of ideas. On top of that, much of the cast was replaced for season 12--making it a chore to finish up the final few episodes.

"The Flight of the Jewels" is another bad episode from this god-forsaken season! The robbery (just like the one in the previous episode) is way too complicated and silly to be believed and the very end is just plain stupid!!

A group of three nerds (including a young Jeff Daniels) have planned a weird robbery. Using a radio-controlled model airplane, some homemade gas as well as a home-made gas mask, they orchestrate the theft of Queen Liliuokalani's crown jewels. You just have to see it to believe it...and I still don't!!

In the end, the three smart idiots end up nearly getting themselves killed by an evil gangster. But, thanks to an amazingly hastily built model plane and a bomb, the forces of goodness manage to stop the evil gangsters.

Dumb...silly...and, um...dumb. There's just no other way to describe all this!

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