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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alex O'Loughlin ...  Steve McGarrett 196 episodes, 2010-2018
Scott Caan ...  Danny Williams 196 episodes, 2010-2018
Daniel Dae Kim ...  Chin Ho Kelly 168 episodes, 2010-2017
Grace Park ...  Kono Kalakaua 168 episodes, 2010-2017
Masi Oka ...  Max Bergman 135 episodes, 2010-2017
Taylor Wily ...  Kamekona 126 episodes, 2010-2018
Chi McBride ...  Lou Grover 116 episodes, 2013-2018
Jorge Garcia ...  Jerry Ortega 107 episodes, 2013-2018
Dennis Chun ...  Sgt. Duke Lukela 105 episodes, 2010-2018
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Storyline

Steve McGarrett comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death but when the governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams, the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly, a former HPD Detective who was fired for accused corruption and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua, a Cadet at the Police Academy who's 1 week from graduating, Lori Weston entry to Five-O temporarily, how Catharine Rollins a girl friend of Steve and Captain Lou Grover, a former Chicago PD Head of SWAT.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hawaii Five-0 See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The car the group is seen driving around in is a 2010 or 2011 Camaro LT with a V6 engine, the RS performance package, and police lights added to the front end. McGarrett is seen numerous times driving the Camaro, although it's Danno's car. GM's Chevrolet Division is the motor vehicle provider. On Hawaii Five-O (1968), Ford Motor Company was the provider, with Ford Division and Mercury Division vehicles being used by Five-O personnel. However, the lead vehicle was always Jack Lord McGarrett's Mercury. For most of the first seven seasons of Hawaii Five-O (1968), Steve's car was a black on black (sometimes referred to as "triple black") 1968 Mercury Parklane Brougham four-door. The Park Lane was last used during the eleventh season of Hawaii Five-O (1968), where it sat in a warehouse for several years, the Park Lane sedan used in the early seasons was restored, and now is in the hands of a Chicago, Illinois resident. After season eight, McGarrett drove a 1974 Mercury Marquis Brougham hardtop sedan, and after Hawaii Five-O (1968) ended its run in 1980, Jack Lord gave the Marquis to his stunt double, John Boley Nordlum. On this show, that same car make, model, and color, 1974 Mercury, is shown being stored in the garage of Steve's house, and Steve explains to Danno that his father had been restoring the old Mercury before he was kidnapped. This is a tribute to the famous car McGarrett used in the later seasons of Hawaii Five-O (1968). See more »

Goofs

The dancers in the opening credits are actually performing native French Tahitian "'O 'tea tamuré" dance (female in traditional Tahitian grass skirt with hips rapidly moving to fast drumming in a figure 8) and the male performing the traditional "danse du feu", or fire dance, and have no relation whatsoever to traditional native Hawaii dances. The hula dance, the traditional native Hawaiian dance, does not feature drums, nor grass skirts, nor rapid hip movements; its costume is made of medium length, green "ti" leaves and its main focus is on the dancers' hands, by which they tell a story. No percussion for Hawaiian hula, but their music is the unmistakable ukulele sound. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Steve McGarrett: Book'em, Danno!
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Crazy Credits

Each episode title is in the Hawaiian language. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.20 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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Shows Promise but...
20 September 2010 | by jodogo59See all my reviews

Let's start with arguably the best and most recognized TV score of all time. If the producers want to use the original theme song, then why shorten it? It reminded me of the truncated TV tunes of re-runs in syndication.

Now for the pilot episode. I thought it odd that Hawaii 5-0 would open with a scene in South Korea. It's like stumbling out of bed in the morning not exactly sure what you're going to do that day.

There are also seemed to be to much gun play and not enough acting. The dialog and some of the background setup (Danno's family situation, for example) was a bit too cliché. Some of the personal background could be better developed over time rather than cramming it into one episode while chasing the bad guys.

The overall storyline for the pilot was excellent, though. It gave background to 5-0's beginnings and it maintained a certain consistency and plausibility with TOS while adding the dimension of McGarrett and his father.

Some of the dialog resulted in an approving chuckle from me.

The episode began to gel about 2/3 in and by the end of the show, I felt comfortable with the main characters and looked forward to the next chapter.


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