Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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The Friends of Joey Kalima 

A music-loving rookie cop frequents a record store next to a bank. What he doesn't know is that the music-store owner and two henchman are tunneling into the bank through a shared basement.... See full summary »

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Kam Fong ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
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Joey Kalima
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Lily Kalima
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Seth Sakai ...
Batai
Al Lopaka ...
Teo Rodriguez
Kimo Kahoano ...
Reed
Lydia Lei ...
Charlie the Lab Technician (as Lydia Lei Kayahara)
Jimmy Borges ...
Marco
Ernest Chan ...
HPD captain (as Ernest G. Chan)
Terry Plunkett ...
Bartender
Chuck Couch ...
Otis
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A music-loving rookie cop frequents a record store next to a bank. What he doesn't know is that the music-store owner and two henchman are tunneling into the bank through a shared basement. After one of the thugs is killed in a cave-in, the remaining thieves "invite" the cop to a party where an old friend is busy making book via telephone, and then call HPD to bust the cop on departmental corruption charges to get him out of the way. McGarrett goes to bat for the cop against an Internal Affairs captain, and is clued in to the bank heist after one of the thugs kills an informer. Written by Peter Harris

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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13 October 1977 (USA)  »

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The close up of the drill against the safety deposit box lock is rotating the wrong direction. The lock shows no damage. See more »

Quotes

Reed: Look at this.
[dumps the contents of a safe deposit box on the floor, looks up and sees McGarrett]
Det. Steve McGarrett: This the way you spend your weekends?
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A change of pace.
22 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

If you've ever seen the classic movie "Larceny, Inc.", then the plot of this episode of "Hawaii Five-O" should be pretty familiar. Some guys are tunneling from the basement of a record store into a nearby bank. The trouble is, the cop on the local beat (Joey Kalima) keeps dropping by the store. So, to try to keep the cop busy and distracted, they tip off the police that there is gambling in the same home that Kalima is visiting. Now Kalima is an honest cop and knows nothing about the gambling but now he's in a fight with Internal Affairs to clear his name. And, to tie this very local matter in with Five-O, Kalima asks McGarrett to defend him at the upcoming hearing.

This episode is a nice change of pace for the series--which was getting a tad stale after 9 full seasons. While it is a lot like the film I mentioned above, it is original enough to make it worth seeing. The only negative, and it's a small one, is that there's a bit too much macho posturing between McGarrett and the Internal Affairs investigator.


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