Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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We Hang Our Own 

A politically powerful Big Island rancher learns that his son was killed by a blow to the head. The son was involved in a fight outside a barroom with a local. The local is arrested and, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Al Harrington ...
Colonel Farraday
Jay Farraday
Cam Farraday
Gerald Waialae ...
Larry Kahela (as Gerald Nuuhiwa Wailae)
Carmen Kahela (as Elissa Dulce)
James Nishimura ...
Capt. Ohano (as James J. Nishimura)
Harry Endo ...
Charles Bent ...
Amos (as Charley Bent)
Alvin Chong ...
Sgt. Kwan (as Alvin E. Chong)
Masanori Kushi ...
Judge Hing
Joseph K. Papilimu ...
Pete Leone


A politically powerful Big Island rancher learns that his son was killed by a blow to the head. The son was involved in a fight outside a barroom with a local. The local is arrested and, over the rancher's strenuous objections, charged only with manslaughter. The rancher plots to break into the jail and kidnap the suspect, hide him on the huge ranch and ceremoniously hang him from a tree. While Five-O frantically searches for the unlucky suspect, McGarrett finds a rock at the crime scene with blood on it. "This wasn't manslaughter, Danno ... this was murder one!" He means that after the local shoved the rancher's son to the ground, knocking him unconscious, and then fled, someone else -- the rancher's other son, in fact -- finished the job. Five-O scours the ranch to capture the rancher before he can murder an innocent man. Written by Peter Harris

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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22 October 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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McGarrett calls Captain Ohano 'Larry' twice - as he is getting off the plane and then again a minute or so later after they've gotten out of the rain. Larry Kahela is the suspect in the killing of Cam Farraday. See more »


[first lines]
Airport Guard: Hey, hold it, brother. Can't you read signs? Oh, sorry, Mister Farraday. Didn't recognize you right off.
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Pretty good.
29 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Hawaii Five-O" is nice because most of the show has a nice change of scenery. Instead of taking place on Oahu like 95-98% of the episodes, this one occurs on the big island of Hawaii. A guy (Bruce Boxleitner) has just returned from college and his brother (Perry King) goes to pick him up at the airport. On their way home to see their father, the Colonel (Leslie Nielsen), they stop at a bar for a drink. There, Boxleitner sees an old girlfriend and they go out back to talk. He begins kissing her--and her husband shows and beats the snot out of Boxleitner. However, the beating did not appear to kill him--and during this fight, his brother curiously hides in the bushes and watches. When Boxleitner is later declared dead, it's pretty obvious King took the opportunity to kill his brother because the opportunity presented itself. Besides, earlier, King had told the lady's husband that his wife was out back and deliberately sent him to confront his brother.

The Colonel turns out to be a very rich rancher--and a complete power freak. He seems to feel that because his family was one of the original founding white colonists and he's rich that he can do anything. But, when the dead is ruled manslaughter and they hold the woman's husband for the murder (no one yet realizes King did it), the Colonel won't stand for it and takes justice into his own hands.

The episode was good and as I said above the change of venue was nice. My only complaint, and it's a relatively minor one, is that the Colonel kidnapped the assumed killer and plans to execute him. Fine. But why delay at least a couple days? This naturally would make it more likely the police would catch him--and the Colonel seemed to feel he was above the law. Odd...but not a fatal flaw in the plot.

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