Hawaii Five-O (Classic) 12 Seasons 1973

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Season 6
(74) IMDb 7.8/10
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4. One Big Happy Family TV-PG CC

A family of ruthless nickel-and-dime killers, having already left a trail of death across the mainland, start a new wave of terror when they reach Hawaii. The wanton family mystifies McGarrett and the Five-O unit when a thorough investigation can find no big pay-off for a series of terrible killings.

Starring:
Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Runtime:
51 minutes
Original air date:
October 2, 1973

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One Big Happy Family

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Season 6

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Alf Kjellin
Starring Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Supporting actors Al Harrington, Kam Fong, Slim Pickens, Barbara Baxley, Bo Hopkins, Lynette Kim, Ric Marlow, Alan Krassner, Charlotte Gibbons, Harry Endo, Bill Bigelow, Ed Ka'ahea, David Goliath, Jim Ishida, Robyn Millan
Season year 1974
Network CBS
Producers Bill Finnegan, Leonard Freeman, James Heinz, Bob Sweeney
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Quality of DVD's are very good.
A. Rakita
I think it was the last season of Five-0 that had mostly good shows and only a few clunkers.
Waldorf
I would recommend this show to anyone who enjoys a good, clean, movie.
Clara Vice

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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By JP Rondero on March 23, 2009
Format: DVD
Hawaii Five O Seasons 1-5 are simply superb. There aren't too many people in my generation who were not glued to the family TV at 7:30pm on Tuesdays of regular season TV. It's hard to describe what this show did in Hawaii; however at 7:30pm each Tuesday the city of Honolulu stopped and people were glued to their sets at home, shopping, or in a retail store with a TV. The show was shot on location, used many local walkons and featured local actors/personalities/celebs. The first 5 seasons were especially good in that the show was written by innovators and not imitators. It lasted an amazing 12 seasons in a highly competitive and forever changing market. The actors were all immortalized and idolized after the show was taken off the air. The Jack Lord family gave their $40 million estate to the state of Hawaii for philanthropic use. Guaranteed to keep you guessing, laughing and booking your next flight to Hawaii. Remember Che Fong was doing science 30 years before CSI, Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, etc! The phrase "Book'em Dano" is used fluidly in most Police Departments throughout this country.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LBloom on November 14, 2010
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Season six has lots of stories involving serial killers, psychopaths, rather than the previous season's array of organized crime figures. Organized crime relies heavily on bribery, blackmail and murder to avoid authorities. The psychotic criminal is more concerned with some personal motive rather than a quick profit. The same crime often nearly identical is repeated until with little or no concern for any existence of others as though the villain were isolated in some other world. The problem is that the viewers know the specifics of the crime and it is sometimes difficult to wait for the police to gather evidence.

Hookman
This episode is a personal favorite and according to the web also a favorite of many fans. The story is of a cop killer with artificial hands out for revenge against those he blames for his handicap. His "handicap" works to his advantage at first as he leaves no finger prints. His own personal trademark gives him away. This episode features some above average car chases and shootouts.

Draw Me A Killer
In keeping with the tradition of serial killers, this one seems to be unaware or indifferent that anything outside of his own little world exists as he stalks victims in public places, like the courthouse. The profile reads: loner, uneducated, works in menial labor jobs, lacks a father figure, rebels against authority figures (such as cops and parents) lacks self-confidence especially around women so naturally he kills people to build self-esteem.
The killer sees himself as the guardian of comic strip character Judy Moon and when he`s not killing for her, spends his spare time talking to her. (No social life?) The victims resemble those in the comic which are out to get Judy.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rich The Reviewer on April 4, 2009
Format: DVD
Great cover, but I wonder if they'll put Doug
Mossman on the Seventh season cover since he
was in more episodes, by a whisker then than
the (then) fired Al Harrington?! Season six
has some of the very best episodes and some
of my favourites of the 12 year series as well,

such as: Hookman, and of course: 30,000 Rooms
and I have a Key. Pick Up On It! - R.A.S
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Ward on April 16, 2009
Format: DVD
Another fine season - perhaps slightly inferior to season 5, but that was a tough act to follow - For me, this is the last of the outstanding Five-0 seasons and yet we're only half way through the twelve year run!

Crime dramas today may be more realistic and better acted, but none are anywhere near as entertaining as this show when it was at its peak.

So, we've a good selection of engaging episodes with notable mentions for `Hookman'; `Draw Me A Killer'; `One Big Happy Family' and `The Sunday Torch'.

Now, I've seen only a handful of episodes on this set thus far and therefore, with regards to the re-mastering, all I can say is that the majority of viewers are unlikely to find fault with it. However, it isn't up to the standard of the re-mastering on, for example, the 1st 3 James Bond movies on ultimate edition dvds or Blu-Ray or other major projects afforded a make-over. However, it is, in comparison to episodes I've watched recorded from live broadcasts on tv, significantly better. That said, `Try to Die On Time' contains a scene where, for a brief few seconds, vertical lines appear over Jack Lord's face - granted, the image is nice and clear with vibrant colours, but the fact the lines haven't been cleaned up is testament to the lack of the highest quality re-mastering. Audio wise, again, for the episodes I've seen, there seems to be much more bass than in previous season - Hookman almost vibrated the ornaments of the mantel piece!

Have the shows been edited - yes - will this bother most people, frankly no - testament to this is the continuing high sales of these DVDs despite the disclaimer on the outside of the box. The edits are, in the main, innocuous - in fact nobody can provide a definitive list of what has or hasn't been included.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Terence Allen VINE VOICE on February 22, 2009
Format: DVD
Nothing lasts 12 years without having something going for it. In the case of Hawaii Five-O, it easy to dismiss it as a typically television crime drama that got lucky by finding its audience and keeping it. The same could be said for Law and Order. Except, in television years, luck usually runs out after two or three years. Gimmicks get old, the formula is figured out, and sharks are jumped so often they don't even complain.

But shows that last five years, much less 12, have to have something besides luck, gimmicks, and great scheduling. Hawaii Five-O had a number of things going for it. First of all, let's be honest. The setting was, and still is so lush and exotic that it is easily intoxicating. Hawaii is beautiful, and most people either live there or want to live there. Filming on location has always been a blessing when it's been done, and probably no more so than on this series.

Next, Jack Lord, playing Five-O chief Steve McGarrett, was one of a long line of no-nonsense law enforcement figures. The strength, integrity, and dedication of these kinds of characters cannot be overstated, and these characters will always have lots of fans rooting them on, not unlike Law and Order's Jack McCoy.

Finally, watching shows like this is always a treat because you see so many stars that were either big stars enjoying a working Hawaiian vacation, or lots of up and coming stars before they got their big break. Hawaii Five-O was a natural draw for both categories, and it's fun to watch them and remember when.

It's also fun to remember when you could look forward to hearing one of the best and most recognizable theme songs in television history. Not a small thing when you add it with the other factors. Hawaii Five-O had a lot going for it then, and it has a lot going for it now.
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