Steve McGarrett comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death but when the governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams, the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly, a former HPD Detective who was fired for accused corruption and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua, a Cadet at the Police Academy who's 1 week from graduating, and Captain Lou Grover, a former Chicago PD Head of SWAT.
Did You Know?
What seems like a mistake regarding the ranks of the team is actually a nod to McGarretts military service with the Navy S.E.A.L.s. In the SEALs and other special forces units rank is not as important as experience and expertise so a lower ranking member could be team leader. In cases where the highest ranking member is team leader the rest of the team is usually free to make suggestions and plans, acting almost as a pseudo democracy with the team leader making the final call as to what they do. A good example of this is a film is Lone Survivor
(2013) starring Mark Wahlberg
and Taylor Kitsch
, during the scene in which the team argues over what to do with the goat herders who discover them and American Sniper
(2014) when Chris Kyle
asks to start his own task force and when he joins the Marines for house clearing despite his assignment being to provide cover fire as a sniper. See more
The dancers in the opening credits are actually performing native French Tahitian "'O 'tea tamuré" dance (female in traditional Tahitian grass skirt with hips rapidly moving to fast drumming in a figure 8) and the male performing the traditional "danse du feu", or fire dance, and have no relation whatsoever to traditional native Hawaii dances. The hula dance, the traditional native Hawaiian dance, does not feature drums, nor grass skirts, nor rapid hip movements; its costume is made of medium length, green "ti" leaves and its main focus is on the dancers' hands, by which they tell a story. No percussion for Hawaiian hula, but their music is the unmistakable ukulele sound. See more