Hawaii Five-O: Season 3, Episode 5

The Guarnerius Caper (14 Oct. 1970)

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A Russian musician is planning a concert using a priceless violin. After it is locked in the trunk of their car, three derelicts steal the car and strip it. Forcing the trunk open, they see... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Zulu ...
Kam Fong ...
Albert Paulsen ...
Josef Sarpa
Anthony James ...
Kenneth O'Brien ...
Ed Flanders ...
Dmitri Rostov
Richard Denning ...
Gary Ah Vah ...
Tojo (as Ah Vah)
Wright Esser ...
Larry Ronson ...
Susan Stewart ...
Jim Demarest ...
Lippy Espinda ...
Taxi Driver (as David 'Lippy' Espinda)


A Russian musician is planning a concert using a priceless violin. After it is locked in the trunk of their car, three derelicts steal the car and strip it. Forcing the trunk open, they see the violin and decide to sell it to a violin teacher. Against McGarrett's wishes, the Russian diplomats offer a $10,000 reward for the return of the violin. The punks steal the violin back and kill the teacher. They decide to ask $30,000 for the return of the violin, which the Russian quickly agree to. When the money is delivered, the men decide to kill the Russian violinist, just as McGarret and his men show up. Written by Doug Leighton

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14 October 1970 (USA)  »

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The violin at the center of this story was produced by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri, a contemporary of the more famous Antonio Stradivari, and the son and grandson of equally highly regarded violin makers. Giuseppe, a devout Catholic, always identified his violins with the initials I.H.S. (as shown during the episode). While these violins are not as famous as the more well known Stradivarius, many musicians today actually prefer the Guarnerius, believing it gives a better, richer sound. See more »


Dmitri Rostov: [Sarpa wants Rostov to cancel the concert] I will not be party to turning this unfortunate business into an ugly political issue.
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Excellent, all Around
14 February 2015 | by (Bellevue, WA) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite, so far, of any episode.

The parts about the political aspects of this, were just the way everything was then, and interesting historically, now.

My favorite part of the series, was the brilliant and uncanny portrayal of the villains.

Even though I loathe everything about them, they did such an accurate job of showing what late 60s, early 70s drifter/ loser types were.

This episode has no filler, and moves along well, and keeps the viewer's interest.

Very interesting.

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