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Hawaii Five-O 

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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Cast

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

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McGarrett See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(284 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Before joining Five-O, Danny attended the University of Hawaii, and then transferred to the University of California, where he graduated with a degree in Criminology. See more »

Goofs

In the opening title sequence, a hand loads a .38 snub nosed revolver, then spins the cartridge. The gun is loaded with bullets that have already been fired. The depression where the firing pin strikes the cartridge is clearly visible on all of the shells loaded. See more »

Quotes

Det. Steve McGarrett: Aloha. Aloha, suckers.
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Connections

Referenced in F Is for Family: It's In His Blood (2018) See more »

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Unique and Compelling
5 April 2006 | by ddn32See all my reviews

Geographically and historically speaking, Hawaii Five 0 was very lucky. Aired from 1968 to 1980, anti colonialism, revolutions, student uprisings, racial issues, Asian communism and many other current events made compelling topics. Hawaii Five 0, with its stoic leader, McGarrett, tackled all these issues with fairness. Mc Garrett, despite his fierce devotion to law and order, was no old school ideologue. His political convictions were kept to himself; he loathed extremism on both sides of the political spectrum. Although a bit sexist, he had a multicultural team that must have been quite alien to audiences used to lily- white police shows. This show, although almost forty years old, is still highly watchable. The first six seasons are worth hunting down.


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