Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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'V' for Vashon: The Patriarch 

Dominick Vashon, the patriarch of the crime family, seeks revenge on McGarrett for killing his grandson and sending his son to prison. With help from his incarcerated son, he finds a man ... See full summary »


Charles S. Dubin (as Charles Dubin)


Leonard Freeman (created by), Alvin Sapinsley


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Al Harrington ... Ben
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Luther Adler ... Dominick Vashon
Harold Gould ... Honore Vashon
Glenn Cannon Glenn Cannon ... Manicote
John Stalker John Stalker ... Harvey Drew
Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim ... Tosaki
John Beatty John Beatty ... Bobby Raisbeck
Al Eben Al Eben ... Doc Bergman
Patricia Herman Patricia Herman ... Mrs. Sullivan (as Pat Herman)
Robert M. Luck Robert M. Luck ... Sullivan (as Robert Luck)
Sandy Kernell Sandy Kernell ... Drew's Secretary
Robert Harker Robert Harker ... Security Guard


Dominick Vashon, the patriarch of the crime family, seeks revenge on McGarrett for killing his grandson and sending his son to prison. With help from his incarcerated son, he finds a man who has a grudge against McGarrett and asks him to kill McGarrett. He begrudgingly agrees and tries to kill McGarrett but McGarrett kills him but when he goes to the body, the gun the man had with him, is gone and there appears to be no signs of any bullets. Manicotte would then prosecute Steve for murder 2. Steve's hoping Harvey Drew a lawyer who was with him will testify to the shots that were fired. But he testifies that what he heard might not have been gun shots so Steve is indicted. Steve sees Vashon in the gallery and goes to see him. After talking to him, Steve deduces Vashon sent the man to kill him only his gun was filled with blanks. Steve needs to prove how the gun disappeared and why Harvey Drew lied? So he tells his people to look into it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

28 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jack Lord had a throat infection when they filmed the courtroom scene. He said it was the only time he got sick during the entire run of Hawaii Five-O. See more »


(at around 22 mins) McGarrett drives into Nick Vachon's driveway. The For Sale sign shows a six digit, rather than seven digit telephone number. See more »


Sullivan: [Sullivan meets with Dominick, and Dominick wants him to kill McGarrett] Kill McGarrett?... Sure, just like that
[He snaps his finger]
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A must see for fans of television history
8 January 2007 | by american7See all my reviews

This show, the only three-parter of the series, is one of, if not the best of the entire series. This three parter could have been on the big screen. The major actors (Harold Gould, Luther Adler, Robert Drivas, Don Knight) all give excellent performances, and many of the Five-O stock performers (Arthur Hee, Moki Palacio, Yankee Chang, David Espinda, Galen Kam, Robert Costa, Beau Vanden Ecker) are on hand as well. There are freeze-frames employed during a courtroom sequence in part one, and when McGarrett looks out his office to the building across the street in part two. Robert Luck plays Sullivan, who was "pushing junk to high school kids." During the final show, lawyer Harvey Mathieson Drew (John Stalker) is being blackmailed by the elder Vashon. Kwan Hi Lim plays the Vashons' very slimy henchman Tosaki.

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