THE HAWAII FIVE-O HOME PAGE

THIS SITE ON THE WWW SINCE 1994 • #H50 ON TV SINCE 1968!
FIVEOHOMEPAGE.COM • HAWAIIFIVEO.TV

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"Would you convey to all -- and there are so many -- who still are fans of the show that I am so very appreciative of their comments.
It's truly amazing to me that so many years have passed since Len produced the first show and fans still remember."

-- The late Mrs. Rose Freeman, whose husband Leonard created Hawaii Five-O

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The Five-O Wave Jack Lord Hawaii Five-O aired from September 1968 to April 1980, one of the longest continuous-running police series in U.S. television history. With few exceptions, it was filmed entirely on location in Hawaii.

Its fans list the authenticity and beauty of the scenery as its number one draw; second come the actors and the characters they portrayed. Another attraction is the series’ intelligent writing and intriguing plots, and its title sequence and musical theme (regarded by one critic as “the greatest TV theme of all time”). Its authenticity was further enhanced by the use of many local Island residents in supporting roles, which for some led to further parts in other series like Magnum, P.I., also filmed in Hawaii after Five-O ended.

Jack Lord played Steve McGarrett, head of an elite state police unit investigating “organized crime, murder, assassination attempts, foreign agents, felonies of every type.” James MacArthur played his second-in-command Danny (“Danno”) Williams, with local actors Kam Fong, Zulu, Al Harrington, Moe Keale and Herman Wedemeyer as well as Sharon Farrell and William Smith playing members of the Five-O team over its 12 years. The series was notable for the guest actors who appeared in episodes, including Ed Asner, Hume Cronyn, Patty Duke, Helen Hayes, Robert Loggia, Herbert Lom, Gavin MacLeod, Sal Mineo, Ricardo Montalban, Leslie Nielsen, Geraldine Page, Eleanor Parker, Jean Simmons, Robert Vaughn, and many more. McGarrett’s nemesis, the evil Wo Fat — “a Red Chinese agent in charge of the entire Pacific Asiatic theatre” — was played by Khigh Dhiegh.

A “reboot” of Hawaii Five-O started showing in North America in September, 2010 on CBS in the USA and Global in Canada as well as in other countries. Named Hawaii Five-0 with a zero to distinguish it from the original series, it originally starred Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) and Scott Caan (Danny Williams), Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly) and Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua). Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park left the show after the seventh season, to be replaced by Meaghan Rath (Tani Rey) and Beulah Koale (Junior Reigns). At the end of February, 2020, CBS announced that the then-current (tenth) season of the reboot would be the show’s last.

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QUICK LINKS

CLASSIC HAWAII FIVE-O COMPREHENSIVE INDEX
(search title, actors, season/episode, episode summary)


“ANAL-YSIS” OF CLASSIC FIVE-O (1968 - 1980)
“ANAL-YSIS” OF FIVE-0 “REBOOT” (2010 - 2020)
RATINGS FOR BOTH
SITE SEARCHBUY STUFF
QUICK FAQFAQ
LICENSE PLATESNUMBERS
DISCUSSION FORUMFORUM ARCHIVES

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Thanks to Bobbi for her help with plots, casualty lists, and lists of license plates and numbers!

Thanks also to Kurt Tappe, Dan Stomierosky, Jeff Eldridge, Karen Rhodes and Fred Helfing.

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Check out my "anal-ysis" of other TV shows: The Invaders, Kojak, Peter Gunn, The Streets of San Francisco and the late 80's reboot of Mission Impossible!

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EPISODE GUIDE — GOOFS, TRIVIA AND MORE...

A collection of facts and trivia about Five-O, usually combined with "turgid anal-ysis." Some of this information may not be considered "politically correct" — there are words which will be objectionable to certain sensitive individuals, so if you might be offended, then read no further! There are also plenty of spoilers. The late Mrs. Rose Freeman, wife of the creator of Hawaii Five-O, described this guide as an "outstanding presentation." Enjoy! Copyright ©1994-2022 by Mike Quigley. No reproduction of any kind without permission.

RATINGS:

★★★★ = One of the very best episodes, a must-see.
★★★ = Better than average, worthy of attention.
★★ = Average, perhaps with a few moments of interest.
= Below average, a show to avoid.

Click here to see ratings for both shows all in one place.

CLASSIC FIVE-O (OH) (1968-1980) EPISODE LIST:

COMPREHENSIVE INDEX — search by title, actors, season/episode number, episode summary.

Complete list with plot summaries
Complete list without plot summaries
Complete list in production order (no links)
Complete list in alphabetical order (no links).
The oldest version of this site at www.archive.org from 1998.
Very early versions of the site from 1994-1995: Seasons One-Four  —  Seasons Five-Eight  —  Seasons Nine-Twelve

Jump to a Season:

| Pilot Movie (Episode "0") | | 1st Season (Episodes 1-23) | | 2nd Season (Episodes 24-48) | | 3rd Season (Episodes 49-72) | | 4th Season (Episodes 73-96) | | 5th Season (Episodes 97-120) | | 6th Season (Episodes 121-144) | | 7th Season (Episodes 145-168) | | 8th Season (Episodes 169-191) | | 9th Season (Episodes 192-214) | | 10th Season (Episodes 215-238) | | 11th Season (Episodes 239-259) | | 12th Season (Episodes 260-278) | | 13th Season |

FIVE-0 (ZERO) "REBOOT" (2010-2020) EPISODE LIST:

Complete list
with plot summaries.

Jump to a Season:

| 1st Season (Episodes 1-24) | | 2nd Season (Episodes 1-23) | | 3rd Season (Episodes 1-24) | | 4th Season (Episodes 1-22) | | 5th Season (Episodes 1-25) | | 6th Season (Episodes 1-25) | | 7th Season (Episodes 1-25) | | 8th Season (Episodes 1-25) | | 9th Season (Episodes 1-25) | | 10th Season (Episodes 1-22) | | "Next" Season |

CBS SYNDICATION "SHOW BIBLE":

Complete listing with various options.

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Make sure your e-mail has the words "Hawaii Five-O" in the subject line.
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"I'm pleased to say that no Internet site has ever frightened me more than yours. Congratulations. When I found yours, especially the episode by episode breakdown, allowing me to look up my particular favorite — the bubonic plague hits Five-O — I knew the Internet had gone out of control." — a visitor


"The fact that you have managed to not only capture every moment of 5-0 for 12 years, but catalog it to near perfection leaves me with no hope for civilization. Every bad plot line, including my favorite which consisted of evil 5-0 imposters, who even managed to construct a fake 5-0 office in an abandoned office to try an infiltrate McGarrett and his bunch, is covered."


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