Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Tiger by the Tail 

A young singer is kidnapped shortly after a performance. The singer's father is a hotel magnate from the Mainland. However, the crime began as a hoax, and the two kidnappers are friends of ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Benedict

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Sy Salkowitz
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Zulu ... Kono
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Sal Mineo ... Bobby George
Harold J. Stone ... D.J. Georgiade
Sam Melville ... Jerry Parks
Ion Berger Ion Berger ... Allen Brent
Morgan White Morgan White ... Attorney General
Heidi Vaughn ... Carol Blake
Robert M. Luck Robert M. Luck ... Nightclub Manager
Richard Gossett Richard Gossett ... Peter Taylor
Dave Donnelly Dave Donnelly ... Charlie (as David L. Donnelly)
Cliff Eblen Cliff Eblen ... Jasper, F.B.I.
Bob Jones ... Newscaster

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Storyline

A young singer is kidnapped shortly after a performance. The singer's father is a hotel magnate from the Mainland. However, the crime began as a hoax, and the two kidnappers are friends of the singer. Once the hotel magnate offers a big reward, the friends decide to collect -- at any cost. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Trivia

This episode makes this the first television show to portray the use of a CB radio. See more »

Goofs

Danny and McGarrett take a tape of the ransom demand to an audio engineer for analysis. Instead of playing the actual voice signal, they simply displayed a rounded off square wave across an oscilloscope so that even though the voice is changing, the display never moves. The audio engineer claims to see a high frequency signal when none is clearly there. Even so, it would have been better to use a spectrum analyzer instead of an oscilloscope. See more »

Quotes

Det. Steve McGarrett: THIS IS ONE BIG FAT HOAX!
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Sal Mineo's Guest appearance!
27 August 2017 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Sal Mineo played a struggling singer Bobby George in Honolulu, Hawaii. He gets kidnapped one night. His father is a wealthy hotel owner in New York City. Bobby's kid napping gets coverage and publicity. Bobby and his kidnappers are in on the kidnapping to get publicity for his career. When it goes too far, Bobby is trapped by his greedy kidnappers who turn on him. The episode like all in this series was well crafted for the viewers. Sal Munro gives a worthy performance here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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