Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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The Last of the Great Paperhangers 

Someone breaks into Five-O's temporary offices at the Territorial Building and, for the most part, manages to avoid the burglar alarms. When the alarm is triggered, the guard who responds ... See full summary »

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Hunter R. Hickey
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Janice Lockman
Antony Ponzini ...
Mack
Harry Endo ...
Peggy Anne Siegmund ...
Girl Clerk
Andy Ichiki ...
Bank Officer
Bob Basso ...
Comptroller
Clement Low ...
Wan Li (as Clem Low)
Ken Stimson ...
Treasury Officer
Richard Guffey ...
Sailor
Lynn Forseth ...
Treasury Clerk
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Someone breaks into Five-O's temporary offices at the Territorial Building and, for the most part, manages to avoid the burglar alarms. When the alarm is triggered, the guard who responds is decoyed by a small music-playing souvenir doll long enough for the burglar to escape. The next day, however, Five-O's staff can find nothing missing, even though there is evidence that the lock to one of the cabinets was picked. What was taken they only learn later -- a single sheet official requisition form that is used to steal about $14,000 in state money -- the first step in an elaborate scheme by a check forger whom McGarrett once helped put in jail. Written by aldanoli

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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4 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Forger Hunter R. Hickey (Kevin McCarthy) has a small boy ask McGarrett to autograph his picture on a magazine cover to get a sample for forgery. The signature as McGarrett is writing it on the cover, however, is quite different from the version shown later when Hickey tries to copy it - for example, the "G" in "McGarrett" is written on his left shoulder as he is shown writing it, whereas the later version has his entire signature fitting neatly within the lighter area of his suit, and the ink on the later version of the signature is also much darker. See more »

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Repetitive but quite enjoyable.
26 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Kevin McCarthy stars in this episode--and it's a pretty good one--especially for a late episode of "Hawaii Five-O". McCarthy plays a forget named Hunter R. Hickey--a VERY self-confident and somewhat reckless crook. It seems that years before, McGarrett had testified against Hickey--and now that Hickey is out of prison, he wants to make a big killing AND make McGarrett look bad. But, his first little caper, though annoying, doesn't really harm McGarrett--but his next one is huge--and McGarrett is going to need to scramble to stop this guy and his little gang.

There is a lot of familiarity to this episode. The break-in at McGarrett's office is the third time for the series and locking the night watchman up by tricking him was also done before in McGarrett's office. and LIKE ALWAYS the crook manages to loose them (and you wonder why McGarrett even bothers to send them to follow ANYONE). When Chin and Duke follow Hickey, they are AS ALWAYS discovered AAt the end, Hickey betrays one of his gang members just before he escapes to the airport--something that was done the season before. Still, despite lots of familiar story elements, the episode by itself is very good. Much of it is because Hickey is a cool character.


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