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

Magnum, P.I. (1980) began production soon after this series wrapped its last episode. Early episodes included references to this show, but a plan to have Jack Lord appear as McGarrett never came to pass. 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

[repeated line]
Det. Steve McGarrett: Book him, Danno. Murder one.
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book'em danno!
27 September 1999 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

Can't believe I am the first one to put in some comments on this show! Great show! Loved the cast, the action, the scenery, one of my biggest childhood TV memories is watching the big wave curl over the name of the show. (McGarrett always looked like Elvis, by the way, didn't he? They were pals, if you didn't know..) I felt bad when Jack Lord died a couple years ago, he was much older than I would have guessed...77 was it?

Anyways, one of the better, more durable shows of the era, kind of think of Kojak or Cannon whenever this comes to mind; I hope to see it in reruns again sometime.


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