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Hawaii Five-O 

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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

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Leonard Freeman
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Lord ...  Det. Steve McGarrett / ... 281 episodes, 1968-1980
James MacArthur ...  Danny Williams / ... 259 episodes, 1968-1979
Kam Fong ...  Chin Ho 241 episodes, 1968-1978
Herman Wedemeyer ...  Duke / ... 155 episodes, 1968-1980
Harry Endo ...  Che Fong / ... 115 episodes, 1969-1977
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Storyline

Five-0 was a special state police unit answering only to the Governor of Hawaii. It worked with Honolulu police to fight the underworld in the island state. Sooner or later virtually all the bad guys heard Steve McGarrett grunt "Book 'em, Danno!" though chief bad guy Wo Fat was caught after MacArthur left the series. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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hawaii | cult tv | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | See All (45) »

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His beat: the whole state. His badge: Hawaii Five-O (season 1)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Peggy Ryan, who played McGarrett's second secretary, Jenny Sherman, also appeared as the Governor's secretary, Mildred, in two first season episodes. See more »

Goofs

In the now-famous scene from the opening credits, Jack Lord is shown from a helicopter shot on a balcony atop the Ilikai Hotel, then turns to the interior of the suite. The scene cuts to an interior shot making it appear that he turns directly from the balcony to face the camera after the cut. Actually, based on the scenery behind him, the interior shot had to have been made in a suite on the opposite side of the hotel. See more »

Quotes

Det. Steve McGarrett: [after each episode preview] Be there. Aloha!
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Connections

Referenced in Good Eats: Crustacean Nation (2000) See more »

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Awesome show!
28 April 2000 | by wishkah7See all my reviews

I remember watching the old reruns on this show on the Family Channel. I wish they would bring it back, I miss this show! Jack Lord was so awesome as Det. Steve McGarrett! James MacArthur was cool, too!

I'm still a devoted fan to this show, and I was very sad to hear about Jack Lord's death. He was 77 when he died. I've always been a fan of the police-detective genre in TV and in movies, but none can ever hold a candle to Jack Lord and the rest of the crew on Hawaii Five-0!

No wonder this show was so popular! The beautiful scenery, the action, suspense, romance, and all the wonderful adventures McGarrett and Danno had together. This was one of the longest running police detective shows in history! It's way better than those violent & gory action series, and better than anything sci-fi. Also it's better than all those silly sitcoms they have out today! Bring this show back to syndicated network television again!!!!! Jack Lord, you will be missed!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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(284 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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