Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O



First Aired

Sep 26, 1968


Hawaii Five-O


Network: CBS

Status: Ended


The CBS television network produced and transmitted the program from September 26 (September 20 for the pilot episode "Cocoon"), 1968 to April 5, 1980. Currently, the program is aired in syndication throughout the world. Created by Leonard Freeman, Hawaii Five-O was shot on location in Honolulu, Hawai?i, and throughout the island of O?ahu - with occasional filming in other locales like Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other Hawaiian islands. Hawaii Five-O centers on a fictional state police force of the same name - in honor of Hawai?i's status as the 50th State - led by former Navy officer Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord), who was appointed by the Governor Paul Jameson (Richard Denning). Originally, McGarrett was assisted regularly by State Police officers - a young officer, Danny Williams (James MacArthur), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong) and Kono Kalakaua (Zulu). Later, Honolulu Police Department Officer Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer) joined the team as a regular as did Ben Kokua (Al Harrington). Occasionally, they were assisted by other officers on an "as-needed" basis. During the course of the show, the team was also assisted regularly by: the medical examiner Doc Bergman (Al Eben), the forensic specialist Che Fong (Harry Endo) and a secretary. The first secretary was May (Maggi Parker), then Jenny (Peggy Ryan) and later Luana (Laura Sode-Matteson). (At the time Hawaii was the only state without an actual statewide police agency. The Hawaii State Sheriff's Department now serves as the de facto state police.)


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Episode 1

A ten year old case is reopened when an archaeological... Read more

No Bottles... No Cans... No People

Episode 2

Gangster Johnny Oporta arranges for his enemies to be murdered... Read more

Wednesday, Ladies Free

Episode 3

Vic Tanaka is murdering women and painting their faces to... Read more

3,000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu

Episode 4

Five-O is up against a sophisticated gang who have come... Read more

Two Doves and Mr. Heron

Episode 5

A hippie robs an embezzler of the key to a... Read more

...And I Want Some Candy and a Gun That Shoots

Episode 6

Young Vietnam veteran and marksman Billy Shem Jr. buys a... Read more

Air Cargo -- Dial for Murder

Episode 7

While investigating the death of a security agent at an... Read more

For a Million... Why Not?

Episode 8

Five seemingly good citizens with different motives band together to... Read more

The Burning Ice

Episode 9

McGarrett finds holes in a convict's story and a husband... Read more

Rest In Peace, Somebody

Episode 10

A policeman who was kicked off the force blames McGarrett... Read more

A Matter of Mutual Concern

Episode 11

McGarrett must deal with the conflicts between four gangs of... Read more

Nine, Ten -- You're Dead

Episode 12

A mob boss seeks revenge on a former boxer who... Read more

Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?

Episode 13

McGarrett and the team must find out who is behind... Read more

Odd Man In

Episode 14

A veteran criminal who has already had dealings with Five-O... Read more

Bait Once, Bait Twice

Episode 15

A woman attempts suicide in order to get her boyfriend... Read more

The Ninety-Second War (1)

Episode 16

McGarrett is framed in an elaborate set up by Wo... Read more

The Ninety-Second War (2)

Episode 17

Several faces from the past reappear as McGarrett must stop... Read more


Episode 18

When a young woman is beaten and raped and a... Read more

While You're at It, Bring in the Moon

Episode 19

An eccentric billionaire is accused of murdering a business associate,... Read more

Cloth of Gold

Episode 20

Three real estate crooks die horrible and mysterious shellfish related... Read more

Good Night, Baby - Time to Die!

Episode 21

McGarrett sets up a cordon of police around a young... Read more

Didn't We Meet at a Murder?

Episode 22

A young widow becomes part of a blackmail plot involving... Read more

Follow the White Brick Road

Episode 23

Danno goes undercover onboard a Navy ship to try and... Read more

R&R -- &R

Episode 24

A psychotic man named Ralston is killing the wives of... Read more

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