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 »

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McGarrett See more »

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Runtime:

(284 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Richard Boone was Leonard Freeman's first choice to play McGarrett. Boone already lived in Hawaii, but he turned down the role. See more »

Goofs

After the original 1968 Mercury was replaced with a 1974 Marquis Brougham 4-door hardtop, some stock footage shows the 1968 Mercury passing or in traffic. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Det. Steve McGarrett: Book him, Danno. Murder one.
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One of the Greatest Cop Shows Ever
3 March 2003 | by Brian WashingtonSee all my reviews

To me this is still one of the all time great cop shows. The thing I think made it so special was its irony. The fact that you it was set in probably the most beautiful of settings, yet it had all the crime of cities like Los Angeles and New York made it Honolulu seem just like any other major American city which is just what Honolulu is. Also, the fact that the native Hawaiians in the cast were not stereotyped made it a great show.

Jack Lord was perfectly cast as McGarrett and pretty much was the embodiment of the character with his tough and almost unemotional demeanor and James McCarthur was great as Danny. Of course, who could ever forget what Kam Fong brought to the show as Chin Ho. This definitely was a classic.


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