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I am a big fan of both Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. and as such,impatiently waiting for both to be on the big screen with a so-called "reunion" movie. However, I have been maintaining for a long time...both in this forum as well as a few others, the only way it appears that we will see a movie is to combine them into one. For those not familiar with Magnum P.I., let me bring you up to date. Thomas Sullivan Magnum reentered the Navy in the last episode of the series in 1988 as a full Commander in Naval Intelligence. That was 12 years ago and by now he would probably be eligible for retirement. Having said that, you may recall (I think I'm correct in this) Steve was also in Naval Intelligence. Do you see where I'm heading? Most of us diehard Five-0 fans do not wish to see anyone else play Steve in a remake...including me. Why should we when we have an eligible replacement available to reprise the role of the head of Five-0. Bringing back the Magnum gang and the Five-0 people, should satisfy everyone and I believe would make a great movie. Anyway...that's my 2 cents worth.
Bob (Lopaka) Gailey
Santa Clara, UT USA - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 12:27:36 (PDT)
Hello! I e-mailed WGN about putting the Hawaii Five-0 show back on TV. Never got response after two times of trying. I really told them that it was educational and it points out crime doesn't pay. Also I told them about the Islands for tourists and how beautiful they are to see,and how nice it is to see Jack Lord again,whom was my favorite actor.I've watched him since grade school when he starred in Stoney Burke. Good Luck with the new Hawaii Five-0 show! Aloha & Maholo! Corinne Smreczak
YOUNGTOWN, AZ. UNITED STATES - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 14:57:16 (PDT)
Mrs. Rose Freeman and George Litto: I have tried to track down both of you with no success. Mrs. Freeman, we all feel Leonard was a genius! And he was so missed even after the series continued in real time after his passing. Okay...so what he had a family need to visit Hawaii at the time? He knew how to combine the design and production elements of a more costly but more exotic production. He paved the way for "out of Hollywood" production that we all take for granted today. People forget it was a big gamble at the time! George...you too are a genius! I particularly like the style and quality of MASH, Obsession, Hang 'Em High and Blowout. I note you expect a lot from your PA's, but you also give back a lot in return! I thought I found a listing for GL Productions in LA, but not. I would like you both to know I am VERY INTERESTED in getting involved in the CORRECT ressurection of Hawaii 5-0 production. I have a lot of ideas on this and would like to participate in quality script development or other projects. I can be reached at email@example.com. If you give me a way to reach either of you, I will provide more detail. In the meantime, Mike, you already know how I feel about the great job you did with this site! Mrs. Lord (if you are reading this)we ALL appreciated Jack to the max. You gave him the private peace at home he so cherished. We miss him much!
Michael Van Stine
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 04:29:06 (PDT)
In 1977 I moved to Hawaii as a Ten year old boy with my parents. We moved into the Ilikai Hotel where the cast of Hawaii Five O filmed frequently. I still have those wonderful pics of Jack, Chin Ho and of course Duke. My parents moved to Maui shortly thereafter. After growing up there on Maui I became A Maui Police Officer. I have since relaocated to Las Vegas. I want to say that my dream as a child was fullfilled and Jack is still my hero.
Ron Nowak Jr.
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 23:38:02 (PDT)
I wonder who pretty Hawaiian woman with the long hair in the opening credits is. She is very symbolic of the beautiful women there. When I first visited Hawaii in 1990 I was stunned at the beautiful girls who were working at the airport. Then I saw many beautiful girls in the stores too. airport
San Jose, CA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 18:48:29 (PDT)
To all of the Five-O fans out there who are looking for video tapes of the Hawaii Five-O TV series. Columbia House offers a ten volume collectors addition of "HAWAII FIVE-O" starting with the Pilot movie "Cacoon 1968". They are all in theier original uncut version. Lets say they are alot better then what you can record off the cable channel anywhere. (This not correct -- there are scenes cut out of several of these episodes. As well, the quality varies. See this link.) As for the new "Hawaii Five-O movie. I'm beginning to wonder,if it will ever be filmed, or at least in my lifetime? Does anyone out there have any new developements? Mike; Have you heard anything from "George Litto or Rose Freeman", as to when the new movie could go into Production? Hope it will be within the next year? (It's only been a year and three months since the issue over the rights to the show was resolved. When and if some information is available about the movie, it will appear here. - MQ)
San Francisco, CACA USA - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 00:54:22 (PDT)
When HAWAII 5-0 ended its run, the guy who played "Ben Kokua" started a show in Waikiki called "The South Pacific Man." He featured authentic hula dancing from Tahiti and Hawaii, where the man danced macho and the chicks wore coconut shell bras. Man, I've gotta say, I can still see those shells jiggling in my dreams. Ben Kokua's real name was "Al Harrington," who also happened to be Hawaii's first All American football player and my history teacher at Punahou Academy.
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 20:32:33 (PDT)
What do you think about David James Eliott of JAG playing Steve McGarrett??
North Providence, RI USA - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 13:15:11 (PDT)
I, as all other Five-0 fans are, am upset that WGN took Five-0 off their schedule. Fans in the Charlotte, NC area can catch Five-0 at 10 a.m. on WAXN channel 64 (or cable channel 10). The only problem is that they show the chopped-up, edited versions that the Family channel used to air. Any Five-0 fans who want more info on the series should get Karen Rhodes' book "Booking Hawaii Five-0", it's great. I got it through Amazon.com. Email me at
Charlotte, NC USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 05:38:03 (PDT)
2, Jack Lord, with much out reach, Kevalcookrocker@hotmail.com, come and get me, time is fast running out, eye could preach to you A, big, ocean book, but um not, eye have did this so many times, this is your luckey day, life is not about luck, but um here, and their is A, good reason for me coming 2, you, when somthing moves you and it sticks in your gut,!! yes my gut,!! as well as Jim Brown, !!U2,!! this is what, eye want you 2, do, email back to me, and tell me somthing that you think is very important, that you would say to me, that eye would rember for the rest ove my life, and do you understand what now is thu time is about, and do you understand this--->Jehovah God, Jesus Christ is lord. Charlie.X!! 20002 7-11-2000
Muskogee , Okla USA - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 11:19:31 (PDT)
Re: Who should play Steve McGarrett in movie version or TV renewal of Hawaii 5-0. Hawaii 5-0 is my favorite TV show of all time! There is absolutely no big name actor today who can play McGarrett like Jack Lord did, except maybe Clint Eastwood or Kurt Russell. Just like Lord, no matter how good an actor he may be, the new actor must have similar personal convictions as the role he is playing to make it believable.
North Hollywood, CA USA - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 14:04:16 (PDT)
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