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"Hawaii Five-O" The Flip Side Is Death (1973)

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Original Air Date:
18 December 1973 (Season 6, Episode 15)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Al Harrington ... Ben

Kam Fong ... Chin Ho

Peter Haskell ... Art Walker

Don Stroud ... Tally Green
Frank Michael Liu ... Pahia (as Frank Liu)
Gerald Waialae ... Keao
Harry Endo ... Che Fong

Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke
Larry Goeas ... Patrolman
Robert Harker ... Major Lang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alexis Howard ... Extra (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Stanley 
Writing credits
Leonard Freeman (created by)

Glen Olson (written by) and
Rod Baker (written by)

Produced by
Bill Finnegan .... producer (as William Finnegan)
Leonard Freeman .... executive producer
James Heinz .... associate producer
Bob Sweeney .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Don B. Ray 
Cinematography by
Robert L. Morrison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Stevens 
Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis  (as Jack Collis)
Set Decoration by
Buck Henshaw 
Costume Design by
Richard Egan 
Makeup Department
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bernard Oseransky .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (as Christopher Seiter)
Sound Department
Coye Vanover .... production sound mixer
Casting Department
Robert Busch .... location casting (as Bob Busch)
Music Department
Don B. Ray .... conductor
Don B. Ray .... music supervisor
Morton Stevens .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Reza Badiyi .... title visualization (as Reza S. Badiyi)
Richard Dixon .... assistant: production manager
Cliff Fenneman .... assistant: producer
Ken Pettus .... story consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

50 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (video rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | USA:Not Rated

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Miscellaneous: During the opening credit sequence, one of the soldiers is shown with his rank insignia on his shirt collar upside down.See more »


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The Trouble With 8-Track, 12 November 2012
Author: cutterccbaxter from minneapolis, minnesota, on the planet Earth

In "The Flip Side Is Death" we find out that Art Walker (Peter Haskell) needs the bank robbery loot because his music business is in trouble. It isn't overtly mentioned, but we learn why when it is revealed that he is a distributor of 8-Track cassettes, a format that, while certainly conducive to portable listening, had a shot lifespan with consumers due to reliability and usability. One of Five-0 strengths isn't fleshing out the characters of the good guys. Al Harrington's Ben, for example, doesn't even have a last name. It is therefore refreshing in this episode to learn that one of the patrolmen is a fan of Santana. It made me wonder what Danno liked to listen to in his free time. He didn't seem to have any qualms about smashing a Bob Dylan 8- Track cassette so perhaps he was one of those die hard folk fans who would have booed Dylan when he plugged in an electric guitar at Newport. And McGarrett seemed to show interest in playing the guitar in earlier episodes, but then apparently gave it up. Don Stroud played drums in "The Buddy Holly Story" but he doesn't get to do anything musical here; he just acts real mean and makes an excellent bad guy. In keeping with the music theme it should be noted that this episode was directed by Paul Stanley. I wonder if he ever directed Jean Simmons in anything?

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