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"Hawaii Five-O" Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part II (1970)

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Hawaii Five-O: Season 2: Episode 24 -- Five-O has 12 hours to find a test tube filled with the deadly "Q strain," which science genius Alex Kline has hidden.


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Original Air Date:
4 March 1970 (Season 2, Episode 24)
Alexander Kline, even under intense questioning, refuses to reveal the location of the vial containing the Q strain... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A little bit better than episode one, but just a bit... See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Zulu ... Kono
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho

Ed Flanders ... Dr. Alexander Kline

Loretta Swit ... Wanda Russell

Joseph Sirola ... Jonathan Kaye

Karl Swenson ... Abel Morgan

Dana Elcar ... Dr. Benjamin

Richard Denning ... Governor

H.M. Wynant ... Col. Sindell
Ken Drake ... Malden
Lynne Ellen Hollinger ... Shirley Harris (as Lynn Ellen Hollinger)
Ted Thorpe ... Doc
Bernard Ching ... H.P.D. Officer

Episode Crew
Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky  (as Marvin Chomsky)
Writing credits
Leonard Freeman (created by)

Anthony Lawrence (written by)

Produced by
Franklin Barton .... supervising producer
Leonard Freeman .... executive producer
James Heinz .... associate producer
Leonard Katzman .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Shores 
Cinematography by
Robert L. Morrison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Gleason 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Art Direction by
William Craig Smith  (as Craig Smith)
Set Decoration by
Buck Henshaw 
Costume Design by
Richard Egan 
Makeup Department
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Max Stein .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Rubin .... assistant director
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... production sound mixer (as Philip N. Mitchell)
Casting Department
Ted Thorpe .... location casting
Music Department
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor
Don B. Ray .... music supervisor
Morton Stevens .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Reza Badiyi .... title visualization (as Reza S. Badiyi)
Robert Foster .... story editor
Bernard Oseransky .... assistant: production manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

A beach bum who has picked up the vial containing the deadly Q strain apparently is reading a Matt Helm novel by Donald Hamilton. The back of his paperback book shows an image of Dean Martin from one of his Matt Helm movies.See more »
Continuity: When Wanda goes to the hospital, she has a bruise on her forehead. It gets a band-aid put on it. A little later the same day, at McGarrett's office, the band-aid and bruise are gone.See more »
Jonathan Kaye:[McGarrett is letting Kline go] If you lose him, McGarrett... It's your responsibility.
Det. Steve McGarrett:If I lose him, Mr. Kaye... Do you think it really matters?
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A little bit better than episode one, but just a bit..., 3 January 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

By the end of episode 1, the police had apprehended the crazy doctor. However, the man had apparently hidden a deadly bacteria and he won't tell the police where it is….but he will tell them that within the day it will be unleashed and all life on the island will be destroyed to show people that they need to stop playing with such deadly weapons. So, the guy is going to murder ¾ of a million people because he's against violence and loves humanity….is it just me, or does this sound pretty crazy?! With Dr. Klein continuing to refuse to divulge where the serum is hidden, the police try a variety of ways to get him to talk. His lady friend (Loretta Switt) is unable to convince him, nor is a top government expert on interrogation and so-called "truth drugs". So, throughout much of the show it appears that Hawaii is majorly screwed. How all this works out is something you'll need to see for yourself, but it's hardly surprising that by the end the island is saved…thanks to McGarrett and a bit of luck.

This episode is a little better than the last because at least it didn't have as much of the weird relationship with the Doctor and lady—a major shortcoming of Part One, as it never made much sense. But, unfortunately, much of this episode STILL didn't make a lot of sense—especially the reactions of the Doctor's lady. Why she would want to stay and die with a man she hardly knew was beyond me.

By the way, in the scene with the surfer who found the vial, pay attention to the vial for a big mistake. That's because the amount of toxin in the vial increases and decreases and increases in the same scene!

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