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Nice choices for McGarrett everyone, but I must tell you that Dylan McDermott of "The Practice" is the one to play Steve. http://www.capecod.net/~ehahn/dmcdermott/tvg.html
DaveM
ON Canada - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 06:52:48 (PDT)
For the movie to be enjoyable, McGarret must have an eastern edge to him. What is most important is that raw effect. The street-wise cop in paradise. The gritty New Yorkish tenacity came across in Jack Lord presence, which added to how likeable his character was. Guys who can pull that off are Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Edward Burns or even Benicio Del Toro because they have a little Bogart thing. Jackie Chan sounds perfect as a side character. Put Christopher Walken in as the intelligent and eloquent antagonist. However, regardless of how cool they might look -but, previously mentioned Fahey and Patrick could never pull off a powerful McGarret. But, I could see Mr.Patrick as Danno though, but he might be too young. Another piece of advice is to have them drive black or navy blue American luxury cars and don't Miami Vice it by letting them drive any kind of convertible they want. They're cops on a budget.
Salvatore O.
Peekskill, NY U.S. - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 17:17:05 (PDT)
Check out the Hawaii Magazine website for an article on the 30th anniversary of 5-0. Address hawaiimagazine.com
judy cameron
Toronto, Canada - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 06:22:17 (PDT)
Check out the Hawaii Magazine website for an article on the 30th anniversary of 5-0. Address hawaiimagazine.com
judy cameron
Toronto, Canada - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 06:22:05 (PDT)
On the topic of Jack Lord replacements, I still maintain that Jeff Fahey has both the look and the sardonic twitch of the eyebrow as well as the cynical humor that Lord carried through. Have been checking out a number of Fahey tapes lately, and am quite struck by just how closely this man comes to the McGarrett personna, besides being probably more available ($$-wise, mustn't forget that movies are run by accountants these days!) than some of the other box office tops listed here. I feel he deserves a serious second look, folks, whether portraying Five-O of yesterday, or bringing it up to more current time frame. Mrs. Freeman, Mr. Litto, please give this man a look; I think you'll be pleased at what you see. Need tapes to view? I can provide if you want. (And no I'm not his agent ) My 2 cents worth.
rita
Los Angeles, CA - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 19:28:58 (PDT)
I became a Hawaii Five-O fan the spring of 1998. I was still in 11th grade then. When I got into the show I started looking around to see if the actors were still alive. I was extremly hart-broken to find out Jack Lord past away just a few months before I started viewing the program. As for a Hawaii Five-O movie, if there is a character that would take the place of Steve McGarrett, he or she should be played by "The X-Files" Robert Pattick. The facial features, his chin, and the way he scwints is eyes all reminds me of Jack Lord. His hairstyle almost resembles Jack Lord's, and he has the same blue eyes of Jack Lord. Ofcourse their will never be another Jack Lord, but I beleave that Robert Patrick is an acceptable McGarrett replacement.
Anthony M. Hunter
Albany, Ga United States - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 07:07:34 (PDT)
I was looking for a site that sells the hawaii five-o series on video, if possible. If there is a series for sale, can someone please contact me. I still watch the re-runs. I have loved Jack lord since I was a kid.I am only 36 and with all of the new shows on tv, I still like Hawaii five-o the best:)
ruth wiedenmann
woodlynne, nj usa - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 16:09:06 (PDT)
I would like to see a Five-O movie, but please find character actors that exude the same quiet manliness that Jack Lord portrayed and not some wimpy, sissified punk, like brad pitt, or other wanna be actor. Jack Lord was in the same genra as Sean Connery, and John Wayne. If I want to see a sensitive cry baby, all I have to do is just turn on the tube or rent another poorly done movie. The reason Five-O is more popular today than ever, is that there is an actual plot and real acting. Please don't let us down...thanks for a great web site....
William Powell
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 15:16:31 (PDT)
I still feel very strong about "Harrison Ford"in the Lead role,for the new Hawaii Five-O movie,if it ever gets made? I also feel that Mr.Litto and Rose Freeman should drop McGarrett and all the original character's and give Harrison Ford a new Lead character that perfectly matches and new character's for the Five-O Team.Like I once said,his character Jack Ryan from his movies "Patriot Games"&"Clear and Present Danger"or a simular Character would be more realistic to be head of Five-O today.Lets face it McGarrett was in his 40's when he was head of the Five-O Unit almost twenty or thirty years ago,and along with Danno would be Retired from Law Enforcement today,and the movie should be set in the presant with a current plot and tech.to work. Some backflashs from the original TV series,can and should be spliced into the movie,with some of the original cast member's in new roles as Judges and DA's etc.Trying to make copycats of theier orginal TV shows is why alot of remakes have failed.Keeping the Five-O unit with a modern plot.and new characters would be more realistic,because while Law Enforcenent Agencies like Five-O and the FBI for example remain,the People who work there change.That's all I have for now.
Vern Conway
San Francisco, Ca USA - Friday, April 13, 2001 at 02:01:21 (PDT)
Check out the movie "Screwed" starring Norm MacDonald. I think it was made in '99 or '00. One scene features Danny Devito as a screwball hermit. He's just kidnapped the shrew matron and taken her to his hideout. Turns out he's a huge 5-0 fan, with a shrine to Jack Lord, etc. The funny part is that an episode is showing on his TV. It's the one where Eric Somebody (the guy from "Rat Patrol") sets up his own near-assassination in order to get to his victim. Devito starts to recite the lines from the show. My wife thought is was funny because I'm a 5-0 fan, but she's clueless as to why. I remember seeing that episode when I was a kid as it originally aired.
Tom
AZ - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 13:40:47 (PDT)

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