Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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You Don't Have to Kill to Get Rich - But It Helps. 

A sophisticated operation is blackmailing rich and prominent visitors to Hawaii. One of the victims has told Tolliver, a private investigator, about his situation. Tolliver tells his friend... See full summary »

Director:

Alf Kjellin

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Abram S. Ginnes
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Al Harrington ... Ben
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
William Shatner ... Sam Tolliver
Ric Marlow Ric Marlow ... William Speer
Tommy Fujiwara Tommy Fujiwara ... Larry (as Tom Fujiwara)
Bill Edwards ... Wally Schuster
Glenn Cannon Glenn Cannon ... Manicote
Al Eben Al Eben ... Doc Bergman
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke
Wisa D'Orso ... Joyce Hensley
Jorie Remus Jorie Remus ... Dollie
Elithe Aguiar Elithe Aguiar ... Girl #1 (as Elithe Aguiar [Hung])
Charlene Silva Charlene Silva ... Girl #2 (as Sharlene Silva)
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Storyline

A sophisticated operation is blackmailing rich and prominent visitors to Hawaii. One of the victims has told Tolliver, a private investigator, about his situation. Tolliver tells his friend that he'll work to get him free of the blackmailers. Meanwhile, a young woman has turned up dead -- which brings Five-O into the case. It turns out she was among numerous women used as bait, but she has become too hot to handle when one of the blackmail victims committed suicide. Tolliver, meanwhile, poses as a rich man to attract the attention of the blackmailers. But he has no intention of ruining the operation. Tolliver intends to take it over. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from the common saying "You don't have to be rich, but it helps" meaning that those with money can get through times of trouble easier than those who are not wealthy. See more »

Goofs

When Tolliver and Schuster meet in the airport, it's supposed to be in Texas, as evidenced by all of the signs and posters prominently displayed around them. But outside the windows mountains can be seen, which are nowhere to be found around Dallas, but which are nearby the Honolulu airport. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [Sees the video tape machine, and is shocked] Videotape?
Sam Tolliver: [Holding a gun on Larry] My own little picture show.
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A MOST ENJOYABLE EPISODE
20 May 2018 | by zitacarnoSee all my reviews

This episode was particularly notable for the guest appearance by William Shatner, who played a Texas private eye who somehow got entangled in a 5-0 murder investigation. "Over the top"? I don't think so. Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek", turned in a seriocomic tour-de-force that had me in stitches---and we must remember that he was a trained stage actor who had done a lot of Shakespeare, and when you do Shakespeare on the stage you HAVE to go over the top! So I doubly enjoyed this story.


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