In the absence of his regular driver, Regan is assigned Brian Cooney, whose flair for high speed driving leads Carter to compare him to Evel Knievel. During a high speed chase after the Prince gang Brian's driving causes the death of a gang member. The gang then kidnap Brian's wife in order to put pressure on him to drive for them but Regan is suspicious.
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Two cars were used for filming the chase sequence when Regan and Carter's brown Ford Consul pursues the robbers' grey Jaguar: the real NHK 295M and also a damaged stand-in double. Billy Murray
(Brian Cooney) drove the real NHK 295M that is seen in other episodes - sometimes at speeds of up to 70 mph - but for sections of the chase where the Consul is very close behind robber's car and when they bounce over rough ground, a damaged replica was used, driven by a stunt driver. On close inspection, the difference between the cars is evident: the real car has an aerial on the front wing which the stand-in one does not, and the amount of damage to the offside indicator changes from shot to shot. See more
When the robbers' blue Jaguar crashes into the oil drums and explodes in the second car chase, the car is seen to be stationary and there is no-one in the car, whereas the previous shot from inside the car shows Prince and Brass bracing themselves for the crash after Cooney has jumped clear. See more
[to Brian Cooney after he has pursued a robber's Jag at high speed in a very hair-raising chase
Det. Sgt. George Carter
Who taught you to drive? Evel Knievel?
References Hawaii Five-O
Return to Summer
Written by Reg Tilsley
From the album "Tilsley Orchestral No 3"
Courtesy of De Wolfe Music See more