Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Death's Name Is Sam 

A man arrives at Honolulu International Airport and is taken to the hospital after being struck by a car. Upon reviving, he checks the bag he was carrying and, being unable to find ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael O'Herlihy

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Jerome Coopersmith
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
John Colicos ... Mr. Thorncrest
George Takei ... Nathaniel Blake
Constance Towers ... Mrs. Thorncrest
Darcy Hinton ... Carmen Hewitt (as Darcy Hinton Cook)
Bill Edwards ... Jonathan Kaye
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke
John Chung John Chung ... Mr. Lianuk
George Oshiro George Oshiro ... Mystery Man
Robert Hopkins Robert Hopkins ... Jordan
Albert Harris Albert Harris ... Executive
Kimo Hugho Kimo Hugho ... Guard
Eric Landstrom Eric Landstrom ... Young Man
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Storyline

A man arrives at Honolulu International Airport and is taken to the hospital after being struck by a car. Upon reviving, he checks the bag he was carrying and, being unable to find something in it, takes a cyanide capsule he had hidden in his jacket pocket and dies. The hospital had taken the object and put in a safe with his other valuables. Five-O discovers the object is part of a small surface-to-air missile. McGarrett recruits a police officer who can pass for the man and he will make attempt to make contact with those the dead man was going to meet. Five-O uncovers a plot to assassinate an exiled political leader who is heading to Hawaii for a layover as part of a trip to his homeland. The conspirators soon use one of their SAMs to avoid detection. The second will be targeted at the exiled political leader and everyone who is on the same commercial flight he is. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The SAM in the title refers to a Surface to Air Missile. The SA-14 Strela is a Russian made, man-portable SAM. See more »

Goofs

The Hughes 500C helicopter (N9230F) was used both as the HPD helicopter and as the terrorist's helicopter arriving at the hideout. See more »

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