Hawaii Five-0: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (20 Sep. 2010)

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The governor of Hawaii authorizes Navy intelligence officer Steve McGarrett to put together a special unit whose first job is to capture the man who killed McGarrett's father.

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Upon returning to Hawaii to investigate his father's murder, decorated Naval officer Steve McGarrett is recruited by the Governor to head up an elite new police task force - his rules, her backing, no red tape. Their first case involves tracking a weapons dealer connected to McGarrett's father's murder. Written by CBS Publicity

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The Mercury in McGarrett's father's garage used to belong to Jack Lord. Lord gave the car to John Boley Nordlum (Lord's stunt double) after the series ended. See more »

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There's a helicopter shot at the end of the apology scene in the car. The shot has been flopped so the motion continues in the same direction as the last interior shot and the following cityscape cutaway. This makes the car appear to be driving on the wrong side of the road but the light colored shirt shows that the driver in now on the right side of the car. See more »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: Hey, get the Coast Guard to find that body.
Det. Danny Williams: What do you want me to do with this one?
Det. Steve McGarrett: Book 'em, Danno.
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References Animal Planet Report (2005) See more »

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Promising beginning
22 September 2010 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this show with low expectations; I liked Jack Lord and Wo Fat and the theme song. The theme song made my day! The cast is amazing; great casting from the lead all the way through. Good solid character actors doing what they do best: act. The writing is perhaps a bit derivative but it rather has to be; there are only so many plots.but the cast and writers make the best of it. Sure it is an 'odd buddy' movie but also one mixed with a touch of "Magnificent Seven" or "Chichi no Samurai". The interaction between these folks and the rest of the cast, in fact all the interpersonal relations, are well written. Good human relations without soap opera. The sketching of what makes Hawaii different is very well done, much better indeed than what I recall of the Lord series. So it is a very promising beginning.


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