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Hawaii Five-O

Year:
Duration:
60 min (284 episodes)
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Mystery
IMDB rate:
7.5
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1968-09-26
Filming Locations: The Twin Towers, 2085 Ala Wai Blvd, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
Hawaii Five-O
Gus Rethwisch
Gus Rethwisch
Hawaii Five-O
Jack Lord
Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur
Dan Williams / ... (259 episodes, 1968-1979)
Kam Fong
Chin Ho
Herman Wedemeyer
Duke
Harry Endo
Che Fong
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Trivia
The syndicate that Tony Alika headed was called "Kumu".
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Besides government intelligence chief Jonathan Kaye, other recurring characters include policewoman Sandy Welles, Doctor Grant Ormsbee, and hang glider pilot Molly Taggart.
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Zulu (Det. Kono) was the first of the regular cast to depart the show. He left in the 4th season.
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Goofs
In the closing title "outrigger" footage, the curved edge of the camera lens housing can be seen in the corner of the screen in one shot.
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In "The Capsule Kidnapping", the kidnappers are attempting to flee from McGarrett in a private airplane. When they board the plane and while McGarrett's chasing them around on the taxiways of the airport, the plane is a twin engine propeller aircraft. When it becomes airborne, the aircraft shown is a twin engine jet.
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In the episode "Hook man" McGarrett is chasing a suspect who is driving a 1968 Ford Mustang. When the police retrieve the car from the bay, it has become a 1966 Ford Mustang.
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Quotes
Det. Steve McGarrett: [after each episode preview] Be there. Aloha!
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Det. Steve McGarrett: Aloha. Aloha, suckers.
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Det. Steve McGarrett: Book him, Danno. Murder one.
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Faq
Q
Who is Danny Williams?
A
Danny Williams is the second-in-command within Five-O. McGarrett refers to him as "Danno." He was born and raised in Hawaii. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Hawaii as a psychology major for one year. Then, he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley where he then switched his major to Criminology. After graduating, he returned to Hawaii and became a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department. Finally, he was picked by McGarrett to work with him at Five-O.
Q
What are Five-O's duties?
A
The primary mission of Five-O is to keep Hawaii a safe place. McGarrett was chosen by the governor of Hawaii to maintain the safety of both the residents who live there and the people visiting the islands. Although virtually every case worked on are within the island of Oahu, Five-O's jurisdiction is the eight major Hawaiian islands.
Q
What's McGarrett's background?
A
By the time of the first season, McGarrett's own known family is his sister, Mary Ann Whalen, and her infant son, who is dying of cancer. We're also told he is a former U.S. Navy officer, known both as a bold operator and headstrong. He also suffered from polio as a child. In an 11th season episode, McGarrett describes a bit more background. By the time of the series pilot, McGarrett's reputation is he is responsible only to "the Governor or God" and even they have trouble telling him what to do.
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Photos from cast
Donald Pleasence Nina Foch Meg Foster Sally Kellerman Allan Arbus Janit Baldwin T.J. Castronovo Gretchen Corbett