Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
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When an escalating gang war spills into the stands of the local high school football game, injuring several bystanders and killing a gang leader, Five-0 uncovers an unlikely partnership between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob.

Director:

Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)

Writers:

Roberto Orci (developed by), Alex Kurtzman (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alex O'Loughlin ... Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan ... Danny Williams
Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua
James Russo ... Frank Salvo
Max Casella ... Joey
Michael Copon ... Junior Satele
Faleolo Alailima ... Tuinei (as Olo Alailima)
Sidney S. Liufau Sidney S. Liufau ... Sid (as Sid S. Liufau)
Christina Souza ... Woman
Helen Torco Helen Torco ... Mother
Larry Bialock Larry Bialock ... Wealthy Patron
Teilor Grubbs ... Grace Williams
Viliami Fehoko Viliami Fehoko ... Haka Leader
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Storyline

Attending Steve's former high school's football game with the gang and Grace, Danny spots armed men before they shoot at players. It turns out to be a gang war between the Chinese triad and Tuinei's locally anchored Samoan gang, which is however negotiating a bloody deal with Frank Salvo's New Jersey gambling mob. Chin fails to get his dirty uncle Sid out. Steve helps Danny keep his visitation rights. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Danno makes a reference to McGarrett posing as James Bond - Alex O'Loughlin was in consideration as a replacement for Pierce Brosnan after he resigned the role from the series until Daniel Craig took over. This was not the first connection to the James Bond 007 franchise - the original McGarrett (Jack Lord) was the first Felix Leiter in Dr. No (1962) opposite Sean Connery (as the first on-screen James Bond). See more »

Quotes

Steve McGarrett: Law enforcement is Chin's family business. So, when he lost his badge, he lost his family. If he wants to wear a badge, he has to be able to deal with things like this.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: You weren't held when you were a baby, were you?
Steve McGarrett: It's called tough love, partner.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: Ah.
Steve McGarrett: Oh and, by the way, I was held. Okay? I have photos if you want proof.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: Photo shop.
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Connections

References Casino Royale (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Speak (I Came to Make a Bang)
(uncredited)
Written by Eagles of Death Metal
Performed by Eagles of Death Metal
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Still Playing Catch-Up with the Pilot
9 November 2010 | by QuicksandSee all my reviews

After a pretty well-put-together pilot, I was pretty angry to see such a mess of an underwritten, poorly paced second episode. I was ready to write the show off completely, but at least this third episode made an effort.

It still has the hindrances of a typical police procedural-- minimum character development, necessary coincidences to streamline plot resolution-- but at least it was an entertaining hour of TV. More so than episode two.

With the exception of Danno, no character is really given much growth, though they put forth a medium amount of effort for Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) this time around. Good, but not great. Bonus points for Max Casella.


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