Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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The Hostage 

A paranoid Korean War veteran, thinking a policeman is about to arrest him for a crime he didn't commit, grabs the officer's gun and shoots him. More cops appear, so the vet pulls the ... See full summary »

Director:

Allen Reisner

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Bud Freeman
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Dane Clark ... Jesse
Linda Purl ... Ruth
Douglas Mossman ... Frank Kamana
Morgan Shaan Morgan Shaan ... Col. Chadway (as Morgan Sha'an)
Jack Denton ... Murray Clarke
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke
Edward Sheehan Edward Sheehan ... Rev. Craighill (as Edward S. Sheehan)
Wisa D'Orso ... Mrs. Cooper
David Palmer David Palmer ... Wiley Sheppard
Alice Lemon Alice Lemon ... Mrs. Chadway
Phil Arnone Phil Arnone ... Newsman (as Philip L. Arnone)
Joan K. Young Joan K. Young ... Emily Martin
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Storyline

A paranoid Korean War veteran, thinking a policeman is about to arrest him for a crime he didn't commit, grabs the officer's gun and shoots him. More cops appear, so the vet pulls the wounded officer's ammunition belt free and runs into an apartment occupied by a teenage girl, locking himself and the girl inside. McGarrett and HPD's SWAT team arrive at the same time, and the leader of the SWAT team wants to blast his way into the apartment and take down the gunman, who blazes away at targets all over the place. Because somehow the gunman hasn't killed anybody yet, and because McGarrett thinks the gunman might be better off in a mental hospital, McGarrett butts heads with the HPD officer and stalls to buy time to negotiate a peaceful surrender -- although the media circus surrounding the hostage situation immensely complicates the negotiation. Written by Peter Harris

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Chun, who plays the officer who scuffles with and is shot by Cooper (Dane Clark) in the opening scenes, was the son of series regular Kam Fong, who played Chin Ho Kelly. As of 2013, he plays Duke in 'Hawaii Five-0 (2010)'. See more »

Goofs

When Jesse first talks to McGarrett, the mirror is unbroken even though Jesse shot the mirror earlier. Later the mirror is broken again. See more »

Quotes

Det. Steve McGarrett: Police departments all over the world pool their intelligence, their experience. We spend weeks in seminars learning the various kind of hostage situations. Then, you get to the scene, you turn your back and some idiot tries some stupid kind of home remedy. Count on it. Given the chance, some idiot will blow it for you EVERY TIME!
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