The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Guestbook -- August 1999



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I HAVE ALSO HAVE BECAME A MEMBER OF COLUMBIA HOUSE VIDEO LIBRARY CLUB. I ALSO HAVE THE HAWAII-FIVEO COLLECTOR'S EDITION I AM ON TAPE NUMBER 3. I AM REALLY ENJOYING IT VERY MUCH. IF THERE IS ANY MORE WHO WATCHES HAWAII-FIVEO. I WOULD VERY LIKE TO KNOW YOU A LITTLE BETTER. I HAVE NO EMAIL ADDRESS, SO HERE MY HOME ADDRESS IS: PAMELA MICHELLE GUPTON 107 HILL STREET SMITHFIELD, NC 27577 USA THANK YOU.
PAMELA MICHELLE GUPTON
SMITHFIELD, NC USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 08:13:21 (PDT)
Great site! My family has always been fond of Hawaii 5-0 since we were lucky to see the filming of the very first episode. In fact, they filmed us (okay, briefly and in facemasks). We had rented a house on the beach for the summer. One day we awoke to much activity next door. They filmed all day for about six minutes of air time. Helen Hayes was seated in a chair on the small lawn next to the beach watching her son film. I remember the woman who was either killed or beaten up was weating chartreuse green chiffon and had bleached blonde hair. After each take they would redo her makeup and comb her hair--and she'd just been beaten up! Anyway, when we came back to Maryland, and 5-0 became a hit, we had our three minutes of fame.
Jane
Silver Spring, MD - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 18:40:25 (PDT)
I have been a major Five-O fan since being very young, however, I must say that the hatchet job that WGN Chicago has done to the show, makes the old Family Channel reruns look good. I noticed one day that they don't show the 'wave' anymore before commercial breaks- that sucks!! It really seems choppy and uneven now. Re: a Five-O movie, for God's sake, please stay true to the TV show, unlike that awful Wild Wild West movie (geez, nothing like the original!). Who could play McGarrett and Danno? Good question, I don't have an answer though. Ya know, there's a reason that Five-O is still popular even after all these years: it was damn good! IMHO, the best police drama ever made (OK, room for debate, but I think so!) It was the first 'realistic' police drama that broke ground for Miami Vice in the 80s and NYPD Blue in the 90s. They truly don't make 'em like that anymore... 'Book em Danno, murder 1, 2 counts!' Oh man, what a rush when you hear those words... Well, let's see what happens with the movie, fans. 'Be there. Aloha!'
Robert Cox
Greenville, SC USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 22:17:59 (PDT)
Hawaii 5 0 is the bomb digity!!!!!!! I watch it everyday I can which isn't very often, but the show is so cool and the music is the coolest song on TV. They have to make a movie and James McArthur and Jack Lords have to be in it.
Matt Shaw
W. Bloomfield, MI USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 09:33:12 (PDT)
You can't have a Hawaii Five-O movie without McGarrett. He WAS the the show; Jack Lord tirelessly saw to that. I think it would have to be a period piece set in the 1970's. A good portion of the show was cenetered around tracing phone calls, and with the modern advent of caller ID, there would be very little left for some of the Five-O men to do. And Morgan Freedman as McGarrett? Come on... I think he's a great actor, but he's just simply not suited for this role. He could never pull off the essential coiffure. Next thing you know, people will be rooting for Don Knotts.
Daniel Brotschul
Davenport, IA USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 04:29:02 (PDT)
David Bowie is Steve McGarrett.
Sunflower
Sunset Beach, HI Hawaiian Kingdom - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 13:21:13 (PDT)
I think the Hawaii Five 0 movie would and could be the best and biggest from TV or Big screen transition ever. I love the TV (5-0) and would like to see a good credible script, not just an expensive one with special effects and car crashes, and explotions. Not that i dont like that sort of thing (I'm a filmmaker myself), however in repect to the show and all the hard work and talent that went into such a successful run: ( exampels, Lost in space{the movie}- The Avengers {that movie was horrible!}Please, Please Please, give us what we can love and admire as much as the show (example The Untouchables)... An all around good film!
Tracy E. Turner
Dallas , TX United States - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 10:17:04 (PDT)
Une émission culte qui aura marqué notre jeunesse avec notre héros Steve Margarett .C'est avec beaucoup de nostalgie que je regarde encore cette émission . Guy Martel Beauport Québec Canada
Guy Martel
Québec, Qué Canada - Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 16:43:31 (PDT)
I think Kurt Russell would be the perfect choice to play McGarret. The body-type, the face, the age are very close to Jack Lords'. Please keep the movie as close to the original show as possible. I am a big fan of the original "The Wild Wild West", and we all know how the new movie did. I would hate to see bad casting and please don't change Hawaii Five-O in to a crazy comedy. Keep the movie as close to the original "classic" episodes as possible. I also have some ideas for a movie off of the television show "HUNTER", if anybody is interested. MQ79@aol.com
Mike Quinones
Denver, Co USA - Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 01:54:48 (PDT)
I am 17 and love Hawaii five -0-. Steve McGarrett and Danny, Danno Williams are great.
ya mum
- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 16:17:25 (PDT)
George Clooney is no doubt the best choice to star in the Hawaii Five-O major motion picture. Think about it... in the opening credits when Jack Lord effortlessly pivots on the balcony. His tough, confident, almost cocky, somewhat cynical half-smile. His brow slightly furowed with the tsunami-esque bangs of his swank pompadour swaying gently above. They have the same dark, chiseled (yet fleshy) features. Of all the actors I've pondered and heard people suggest, only Clooney has the right attitude.
Daniel Brotschul
Davenport, IA USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 19:59:29 (PDT)
I wonder when Mr. Litto and Rose Freeman will began Production of the Hawaii Five-O movie? I'm thinking, it will begin sometime next year in 2000,sinse we have not heard anything about it yet,like who will star in etc.Is there anybody out there connected to Mr.Litto or Mrs. freeman, who knows what the latest developements regarding the new movie?
Vern Conway
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 00:24:53 (PDT)
Its a good idea to make a movie of Hawaii Five O and I am two choices for the role as Steve. Dolph Lundren he will be good because he has the height, but my main choice will be Clint Eastwood. I think he will back a good Mcgarret,he got the sort of voice Jack Lord had and the height too. I just wish the production all the best of luck in making a final decision.
Cleon Lord
London, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 16:55:21 (PDT)
Re: a film version of "Hawaii Five-O." One word - no.
Victor Field
London, England - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 01:43:05 (PDT)
When the Five-O movie is filmed in the fall or spring of 2000 It should be filmed in the spirit of the original TV series with only one exception. There should be no attempt re-cast MaGarrett,because it will not work. Like Colby Mays of NC said. Only Jack Lord can play MaGarrett and nobody else. I stand by my original suggestion to Mr.Litto and Mrs. Rose Freeman to cast "Harrison Ford as a Jack Ryan" type in charge of todays Five-O unit. I'm really looking forward to seeing a movie. Also it would be great, if the state of Hawaii would form real state police unit and call it Five-O as a tribute to Jack Lord and the TV series. Also considering the way things are today and Hawaii's location in the Pacific, between the Mainland and the Communists Countries,like North Korea and Communist China. If they wanted to attack this Country? Hawaii could easly be theier first target. For that reason, the State of Hawaii of all should have some kind of state Police or Investigative Unit simular to Five-O. I wonder if there are any Police Officers in Hawaii, who would agree with me,considering the way things are today?
Vern Conway
San Francisco, Ca USA - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 01:54:05 (PDT)
It has been a long time for me since I regularly watched Hawaii Five-O. It was a favorite of my parents when I was growing up, therefore it was a favorite of mine. I am sorry to report that I am not what you would call a "purist"--I pretty much came in on the tail end of the original run (I was born in '71), and have just started watching (taping faithfully if I can't be in front of the TV) repeats regularly on WGN. I am extremely happy that they picked up the series after the dismantling of The Family Channel. In regards to the making of a Hawaii Five-O movie, I have to agree with the folks who are against it. There simply was only one man who could play McGarrett, and he was Jack Lord. The emotion and character he brought to the role cannot, and will not ever be duplicated. I fear that the result of the upcoming movie effort will be similar to other TV-shows that have gone to the big screen and come up short. These include "The Avengers" and "Mission: Impossible" among others. My biggest concern, given the style of police/action movies nowadays, is that there will be too much of the tongue-in-cheek humor that characterizes these films. I can see it now, Hawaii Five-O winds up as just another version of one of the "Lethal Weapon" movies. And, with all due respect to the person who cast their vote for Mel Gibson as Steve McGarrett, such casting would immediately doom the movie to failure, in the sense that it would cease to be a faithful rendition of the original series (who would be Danno...Joe Pesci?). There are over 200 episodes (mostly classics, some absurd, but none unwatchable) of this wonderful television series readily available for cable subscribers from coast to coast to watch and enjoy with a new generation of fans. I am a fan that would urge the producers of the upcoming film to reconsider their decision. Long live Five-O, and I hope to see more wonderful stuff on this fine site.
Colby May
Greensboro, NC USA - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 20:08:25 (PDT)
Aloha, & right on! I think a Five-0 movie would be great. Hawaii needs to have something just like this to take it into the mullinium. I think that if you have Steven Seagal Play McGarret's role, and bring him in as Mcgarret's long lost son to take over where his dad left off. Also if you can find some big local Hawaiian actor's (like ZULU) to play his assistance's would be perfect. Also maybe the first episode could be finding out what happened to his dad. Mahalo (Thank You) for your time and Imua (forward) with the five-0 Web page. your time an
Justin Kaleialoha
Mcdonough, GA USA - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 18:26:17 (PDT)
I think Mel Gibson would be perfect. George Clooney could do it too, but since he succeeded where the Joker, the Penguin & the Riddler failed (killing Batman), I'd rather go w/ Gibson.
Chris Bullock
Seaside, CA USA - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 04:42:03 (PDT)
My hat is off to Mike Quigley for an outstanding website featuring one of my all time favorite television shows. How do I feel about a 5-0 movie? Well, let me put it this way: Dragnet...Lost In Space...Mission Impossible...The Mod Squad...The Avengers. Need I say more? Hollywood is still trying to recycle itself and not very well. I grew up on all these shows and their theatrical counterparts do not do them justice. Since Leonard Freeman and Jack Lord are both gone wouldn't it be best to leave it alone. There is NO other McGarrett but Jack Lord, just like there is NO other Capt. Kirk but William Shatner. Personally, I wish Hollywood would stop looking to television's past as its source of ideas. Just my opinion. Thanks for letting me share it.
Tim Philben
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 10:09:22 (PDT)
I dont think makeing a film on hawaii five o will do any good as you can not get any body to better jack lord .who made hawaii five o the best and most talked about show on television.it suited all ages.
VAL PARRY- HALL
USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 09:52:59 (PDT)
I'm 15 and well all my 5-0 experience has come from the episodes that are shown on WGN and I personally unlike some of my colleges believe that a new 5-0 movie is a great idea. While I do agree with some that the movie could never match the caliber of the original cast I think that if the younger generation could get involved with the new cast it would bring the original show back to the major networks. Sorta like Star Trek and how the bridged the generation gap form new to old episodes by creating the "Next Generation". I believe that if the younger generation could get involved in "Hawaii five-0 The Next Generation" then they would bring back the original.
Troy Russell
Panama City, FL USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 00:58:01 (PDT)
Get "the Highlander dude" (minus the pony-tail) as McGarrett. He seems to have a serious McGarrett-like persona. (I was never a Hihglander fan, just saw clips) Or just for kicks, get Dennis Hopper as McGarrett.
Bill Mahoney
NC - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 08:25:41 (PDT)
Hello. I think a Hawaii Five-O Movie would be great! My twin brother, Glen Heppard, and myself were two of the babies in episode 110, The Child Stealers. It is great to see this TV show remembered. Keep up the great work. We both live in Mesa Arizona. My brother Glen is married and has two children a boy Nate, 3, and a girl Sara, 1. I am getting married September 09, 1999 in Las Vegas. We would both be interested in obtaining a copy of the episode. Would you have any info on where we can purchase a copy? Please feel free to contact me at the following: Home Ph #480-820-6348 Glen Home Ph#480-380-6454 e-mail address gino@primenet.com Thank you! Eugene Heppard
Eugene Heppard
Mesa, AZ USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 21:47:59 (PDT)
To Nat Weiner "I've been looking high and low for the episode "McGarret Is Missing," 1972; any suggestions where I could find it? " I have two tapes of it, each with a little different footage from the other (thanks to syndication editing for commercials), plus the original UNCUT episode in 16mm film. Send me a tape and postage and I'll copy the taped episodes for you. "I think the wire services got his date of birth wrong, though; I think Jack Lord ws born in 1930, not 20. If you look at the Five-Os from the late 60s and early seventies, Lord looked as though he was in his late thirties and early forties. The almanac lists him as John Joseph Ryan, born 12/30/30." It is well documented that Jack played around with his age for many years for publicity purposes. The 1920 date is documented in the Library of Congress. He was fortunate to look many years younger than he was. Write me c/o email to discuss tape. To: Enrique Novi, Mexico, D:F: MEXICO - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 "Take the opportunity to report that I'm alive and well, living in Mexico City, and still working as an actor (after all these years). If you care to write to me, here's my address: Benito Perez Galdos 218-9 11510 Mexico, D.F. MEXICO Thank you Love to you all, Enrique Novi" Enrique, if you read this page often, please contact me at the below email address. Thanks! rita ractliff@brandfarrar.com
Rita Ract;liffe
Van Nuys, CA USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 19:48:26 (PDT)
There will never be another Hawaii Five-O, and nothing could ever match the years 1968-1972. The use of the freeze frames, and the dizzying and imaginative camera angles(looking at champagne pouring into a glass from the bottom of the glass, looking at the ocean coming right in on the camera), the Mercury Park Lane McGarrett rode around in, the old Ford Galaxies and Ltds, although it began in 1968, Hawaii Five O was the 1970s. I've been looking high and low for the episode "McGarret Is Missing," 1972; any suggestions where I could find it? I particularly loved the way the freeze frames would usually lead into a wave. After Kono(Zulu) left the show in 1972, they made a major (and for the worse, in my opinion) change in the structure of the show. Before, they would have the first wave, then get into a one minute to five minute introduction to the plot, usually have a freeze-frame, then segue to the wave. After Kono left, the show started with the wave. then later, they would show a preview of the show, then roll into the wave. By that time, Kono, and Ben were gone, and by the time the show was in its last season, Dan-O, Kono, and Chin, were replaced by Laurie, truck, and Kimo. One of the most imaginative sequences they ever shot was in 1968. Yaphet Kotto played a Gi back from the war who was hit in the head with a baseball bat? ball?, had a Vietnam flashback, and held Danny hostage. The way the camera showed his face from about three feet, then one foot, then right up on it, then segued into the wave was fantastic cinematography. I think the wire services got his date of birth wrong, though; I think Jack Lord ws born in 1930, not 20. If you look at the Five-Os from the late 60s and early seventies, Lord looked as though he was in his late thirties and early forties. The almanac lists him as John Joseph Ryan, born 12/30/30. (You might want to check out http://www.scc.net/~heather/kahuna1.html for an investigation as to Lord's birth date, which was in 1920.)
Nat Weiner
Bronx, NY USA - Sunday, August 01, 1999 at 06:36:16 (PDT)

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