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.
Did You Know?
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
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
[Sees the video tape machine, and is shocked
[Holding a gun on Larry
My own little picture show.