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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(284 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The "Five-O" in the series' title pertains to Hawaii as the fiftieth state to enter the union (August 21, 1959), even though the "O" in the title is not the number zero (0). The meaning is the same. In the 2010 series, the "0" in the title is the number zero (0). Over the years, the term "five-O" has become a slang term meaning any police officer. For example, in New Jack City (1991), Ice-T's undercover character is outed by another character, who uses the expression, "Yo! Five-O! This guy's a cop!" 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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My favorite series ever. Period.
29 April 2007 | by grant-162See all my reviews

Remember it is the late 1960. Here is a series that dares to respect the native people of a US state. While some regard Jack Lords acting style as wooden it is solid as a rock. He is the anchor of the series. The respect McGarrett shows for his team and the people of Hawaii comes through in almost every episode. As can be expected with any series that lasts this long, there are a few standard cop scripts, but kick back and look at the scenery in those. Catch the better ones- anything with Vashon, Wo Fat, etc., etc. If you are willing to realize this was a long time ago and there are some things that are VERY different these days (for the worse in most cases) open up and fall in love with one of the best series ever. Just look at the opening credits (the first music Video?) and go back to simpler times.......


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