Hawaii Five-O: Season 9, Episode 18

To Die in Paradise (24 Feb. 1977)

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Thugs kidnap a singer and spirit her off in a boat - but then the boat is caught in a violent storm and driven northwestward, where it wrecks on the north coast of Kauai. The coastline ... See full summary »

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Kam Fong ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
Pamela Franklin ...
Bobbie Jo Bell
Stephen Young ...
Quincy
Tommy Leonetti ...
Stanley Ducco
Kevin Coates ...
Colin Lamb
Harry Endo ...
Winston Char ...
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Robert Lee ...
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Judy Cannon ...
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Donald Carter ...
Commander Devons
Lee Woodd ...
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Lee J. Lambert ...
Bible Jim (as Lee Jay Lambert)
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Thugs kidnap a singer and spirit her off in a boat - but then the boat is caught in a violent storm and driven northwestward, where it wrecks on the north coast of Kauai. The coastline there is known as the Na Pali Cliff region and is so rugged that there are no roads and only a few trails. Everybody survives the wreck, but the kidnappers realize (from their radio) that the boat has been reported missing and is presumed destroyed -- and the kidnappers and the victim with it. To avoid losing out on the half-million-dollar ransom, the kidnappers engage the help of a nature lover who can lead them to a general store he frequents (they then kill him when he finds out too much), and make a call to Honolulu to tell the singer's manager how to leave off the ransom money. McGarrett sends Danno to the cliffs area (Danno used to surf there) to find the paths the kidnappers are using, and himself goes to Kauai and the end of the road to help drop off the ransom. Written by Peter Harris

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This was the second show to be filmed in the 1976-77 season and was made back-to-back with Nine Dragons (filmed on a road trip to Hong Kong), so it may have actually been filmed on Kauai, a sparsely-populated "garden island" known for its dense mountain forests. This is the only Five-O that uses Kauai as a location (it was also used, although renamed as a Costa Rican island, in Jurassic Park). See more »

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When Bonnie Jo smashes out the window of the cab attempting to escape, a shot of the outside of the cab shows only a small hole in the broken glass. The cab is left parked at this location, but later when Che Fong is examining the cab, most of the glass of the window is gone, and Che states that the window must have been smashed elsewhere because there is no glass on the ground. See more »

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Pretty good but a tad familiar.
21 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this was apparently the only episode of "Hawaii Five-O" filmed in Kauai, it is rather reminiscent of several earlier episodes--including another from season 9. Several episodes involved kidnapped folks being taken on treks through the Hawaiian wilderness--so it does have a rather familiar feel to it. This isn't to say it's a bad show...just familiar.

The show begins with a famous singer (Pamela Franklin) being kidnapped. However, the two idiots committing this crime decided to ignore the weather forecast and their boat with their captive is sunk off the coast of Kauai. To save money, the show did NOT show any of this--in fact, all the scenes they showed both before and after had nice weather! Once on the island, the two act pretty viciously--and end up killing a guy! Can Five-O catch up to these guys, save the girl and prevent further bloodshed? Overall, this is an enjoyable show with nice tension and acting. However, apart from the sloppy storm scene, there was another stupid scene--where Franklin starts singing with a Ukelele in the middle of no where. Despite this, you will clearly notice that the song was actually sung in a sound stage! Silly...and sloppy.


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