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The Miracle Man 

A distraught man comes on stage during a live TV broadcast by a charismatic preacher and shoves an unloaded gun in his face, demanding the preacher account for the death of the assailant's ... See full summary »

Director:

Lawrence Dobkin

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Robert Janes
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke
Keith Baxter ... Reverend Andy
Jean Marsh ... Sister Harmony
James Sikking ... Oscar Ross
Pepper Martin ... Jim Nelson
Harry Chang Harry Chang ... Tom Kawala
Peggy Anne Siegmund Peggy Anne Siegmund ... Lee Wilkens
Laura Sode-Matteson Laura Sode-Matteson ... Luana (as Laura Sode)
Ed Fernandez Ed Fernandez ... HPD Sergeant
Richard Denning ... The Governor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacquelyn Campbell Jacquelyn Campbell ... Sister Sarah
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A distraught man comes on stage during a live TV broadcast by a charismatic preacher and shoves an unloaded gun in his face, demanding the preacher account for the death of the assailant's wife, who was a member of his congregation. When Five-O investigates, they find the charges may be well-founded and the preacher may be heading a cult of brainwashed people to get at their assets. Written by Peter Harris

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode was originally scheduled to run on November 23, 1978. It was postponed when word of the mass suicide/murder of the entire People's Temple cult in Guyana reached the United States a few days before the air date ("The Pagods Factor", episode #11.7, ran that night instead). See more »

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It appears that no crime was committed in this one....
18 January 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Miracle Man" is a very odd episode of "Hawaii Five-O" in that there really appeared to be no crime committed--just some very unethical behaviors. And, it's also an episode that might ruffle a few feathers as it takes on traveling evangelists (not that some of them haven't brought this criticism on themselves).

The show begins with a HUGE traveling evangelism crusade arriving on the island. While Reverend Andy has a good reputation, apparently SOMEONE doesn't like him--as an angry man storms the stage with a gun. However, after the man is disarmed, the police find that his gun in unloaded. McGarrett is intrigued and decides to talk to the gunman. It seems the guy felt helpless and wanted to draw attention to Andy's ministry. This is because the gunman's wife recently died and he thinks Reverend Andy had something to do with it--but the police in San Diego wouldn't do much about this. What can Five-O do?

As I mentioned above, some folks will no doubt get their feathers ruffled by this episode as it has a decidedly cynical position towards evangelists. But, with folks like Amee Semple McPherson, Tony Alamo (now a convicted sex offender), Jim Jones, Jim Bakker and Benny Hinn, it's not like there isn't some precedent for a show that examines these preachers!

The only thing about this interesting episode is that by the time the show ends, McGarrett has no crime to charge Andy or his ministry with--just a long trail of bad behaviors that he wants Andy's followers to know. So what goes he do? See the show and find out for yourself.

The best thing going for this episode is its uniqueness. Too many shows from season 11 totally suck (BIG TIME!). This one is interesting and worth your time--a welcome change of pace.


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