Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart 

"Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart" is an episode of Hawaii Five-O starring Jack Lord, James MacArthur, and Zulu. A notorious thief is sprung from prison by a criminal gang who wants him to teach them how to rob a diamond exchange and escape undetected. The thief obliges, but McGarrett and Danno are ... See full summary »

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... Det. Steve McGarrett
... Danny Williams
... Kono
... Chin Ho
... Sheldon Orwell
... Willard Lennox
... Edmund Putney
Norman Dupont ... Potter (as Norman Du Pont)
Harry Endo ... Che Fong
John McCormick ... Harding
Bruce Stillians ... Meade
Mark Sebastian ... Ogden
Ward Bensen ... Murray
Wayne Oxford ... Tripp
William Monteilh ... Burke
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A notorious thief is sprung from prison by a criminal gang who wants him to teach them how to rob a diamond exchange and escape undetected. The thief obliges, but McGarrett and Danno are puzzled when the thief -- who ought to be hiding as deep as possible -- is spotted at a drugstore and at a marina. Written by Peter Harris

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6 January 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The ambulance used for the getaway from the diamond exchange was Clark Ambulance but when it was spotted on the highway by the HPD Bell 47G helicopter it was City and County Ambulance. See more »

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Willard Lennox: [to Orwell] The name is Lennox... And keep it straight Mister, because from now on, I own you!
Sheldon Orwell: You don't own me, and I don't own you. We just need each other... Ten million dollars worth.
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A very nice heist episode...
25 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This show carries on in the tradition of many of the wonderful heist films of the 50s and 60s, such as "Rififi", "Bob Le Flambeur" and "Grand Slam"--all very enjoyable for their portrayal of a very well-organized attempt to make a huge robbery work. The main difference, however, is that because of the TV time slot, much of the intricate back story, planning and investigation is a bit rushed. But still, it is a very good episode.

The show begins with a veteran criminal (Iim O'Connor) being rescued from police custody. It seems that an aging gangster (veteran tough-guy Paul Stewart) has busted him out to plan the robbery of a seemingly impenetrable diamond exchange. Of course, being a heist film, they'll need to assemble a team and work out all the details down to the second. This is very fascinating and takes the place of some of the time usually given to McGarrett and his men. This show definitely places a greater emphasis on the criminals--making Five-O's solving of the crime seemed a tad less important than the crime! There are many wonderful twists and you can't help but like this one. Plus, I loved seeing one of my favorite old heavies (Stewart) in his return to TV.


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