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The Big Kahuna 

At the request of the Governor, McGarrett investigates recent odd behavior by Sam Kalakua. Sam, a friend of the Governor's and a distant relative of Kono's, is also among the last of ... See full summary »

Director:

Herschel Daugherty

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Gilbert Ralston (teleplay) (as Gil Ralston) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Zulu ... Kono
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Sally Kellerman ... Eleanor Kalakua
Robert Colbert ... George Kalakua
John Marley ... Sam Kalakua
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Barney Glazer
Richard Denning ... Governor
Jerry Cox Jerry Cox ... Alastair Kemp
Robert Brilliande Robert Brilliande ... Judge
Robert Costa Robert Costa ... Doctor
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Storyline

At the request of the Governor, McGarrett investigates recent odd behavior by Sam Kalakua. Sam, a friend of the Governor's and a distant relative of Kono's, is also among the last of descendants of Hawaiian kings. Sam says he saw the Hawaiian goddess of fire, Pele coming for him and fired a gun in defense. McGarrett ("I'm a man of this century") doesn't believe in Hawaiian gods but also thinks that Sam is not senile or imagining things. Sam's closest relative is his nephew George, who is married to Eleanor, who yearns for a jet set life. The couple are aligned with a real estate developer who has designs on Sam's estate and a film maker who's an expert in special effects. When she can't get Sam committed to a mental institution, Eleanor decides it's time to kill Sam. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Near the end, McGarrett and Williams are driving on the left-hand side of the road. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [Sam is in the hospital] How's Kalekua?
Kono: How would you feel if someone out of a volcano wanted to lay it on you?
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