Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
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The governor of Hawaii authorizes Navy intelligence officer Steve McGarrett to put together a special unit whose first job is to capture the man who killed McGarrett's father.


Len Wiseman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex O'Loughlin ... Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan ... Danny Williams
Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua
Jean Smart ... Governor Pat Jameson
Will Yun Lee ... Sang Min
Norman Reedus ... Anton Hesse
James Marsters ... Victor Hesse
William Sadler ... Jack McGarrett
Allison Chu Allison Chu ... Chen Chi
Patrick Crowley ... Co-Pilot
Teilor Grubbs ... Grace Williams
Lexi Hara Lexi Hara ... Local Girl
Meagen Hensley Meagen Hensley ... Jaycee
David B. Johnson David B. Johnson ... Captain DeMarco (as David Bintliff Johnson Jr.)


Returning to his home state, Lieutenant Commander Steven J. McGarrett becomes head of Govenor Jameson's Five-0 task force to investigate the murder of his father, John McGarrett. While investigating the murder Steve McGarrett forms his Five-0 task force, on the task force are Danny "Danno" Williams, Chin Ho Kelly, and Kono Kalakaua. This episode includes building friendships, love, and loss. Written by Haleigh Muncy

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Det. Chin Ho Kelly: HPD accuesed me of taking payoffs. So I'm the last person the Department wants to see wearing a badge. I gotta go.
[Kelly starts to leave]
Det. Danny Williams: This is going really well.
Det. Steve McGarrett: Did you take the money?
Det. Chin Ho Kelly: Excuse me?
Det. Steve McGarrett: Did you... take the money?
Det. Chin Ho Kelly: No!
Det. Steve McGarrett: The come with us. And we don't need to talk about this again - ever. This is your ticket back into the game. Call it payback. Call it whatever you want. But I need you.
Det. Chin Ho Kelly: How do you know you can trust me?
Det. Steve McGarrett: Because my old man did.
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References Nanny 911 (2004) See more »


Rise Up
Written by Tom Morello (uncredited), B-Real (uncredited), Sen D.O.G. (uncredited) and Demrick (uncredited)
Performed by Cypress Hill featuring Tom Morello
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An Action-Packed Start
30 August 2017 | by VexzySee all my reviews

From the day his father was killed, you could see the motivation in Steve McGarrett's eyes. The interactions between characters in this pilot episode truly creates an opportunity for continuous character development throughout the show, and the action and mystery scenes, although sometimes a bit cheesy, help the whole thing along. Overall, this episode was a good start for the show.

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