Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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A returning soldier that saw combat in Vietnam returns to Hawaii and has a severe flashback that leads to him taking over a hospital including Dan-O as a hostage.

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... Det. Steve McGarrett
... Danny Williams
... Kono
... Chin Ho
... Lance Corporal John T. Auston
... Doctor William Hanson
... Colonel Lew Cardell
... Doctor Shirmer
Gina Villines ... Mary Karabinos
Douglas Mossman ... Lt. Kealoha (as Doug Mossman)
Lawrence Templar ... Doctor Cutter (as Laurence Templar)
Seth Riggs ... Peter Miller, HPD
Alex Todd ... Reporter
Doug Barden ... Marine Lance Corporal Bert Rosen (as Douglas E. Barden)
Napua Stevens ... Nurse Rizzo
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A returning soldier that saw combat in Vietnam returns to Hawaii and has a severe flashback that leads to him taking over a hospital including Dan-O as a hostage.

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8 January 1969 (USA)  »

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The title is derived from the children game "King of the Hill" where the object of which is to stay on top of a large hill or pile as the "King of the Hill" while other players attempt to knock the King off the pile and take their place. See more »

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At the end, when the camera pans out with McGarrett holding Austin, you can see the shadow of the camera to the left off the doors and hall way wall. See more »

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Marine Lance Corporal John T. Auston: [Thinking Danny is his sergeant] You didn't wanna owe this black man nothin'.
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horrible, horrible, horrible
28 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those "What were they thinking?" episodes. "Hawaii Five-O" was hardly a great dramatic series, and this is one of its (very) low points.

You don't have one of your principal characters bleeding to death while guarded by a psycho who thinks everyone's a VC trying to kill him. Ex-Army psychos aren't usually interesting people (even when played by Yaphet Kotto), and you know Jack Lord isn't going to kill off one of his minions this early in the series. You're hoping the psycho will at least blow out his own brains, but It All Ends Happily (unfortunately), other than James MacArthur having a stubborn catsup stain on his shirt.

Jeff Corey -- a respected actor -- has the worst role of his career, arguing with Jack Lord about how everyone in his wing stands a chance of dying from emotional shock if even one bullet is fired. It's not a performance, it's a rant, and wholly the fault of the writer.

A pointless, predictable, //annoying// episode -- a good example of what's bad about television.


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