Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain 

Champion race car driver Alex Pareno arrives in Hawaii to attempt to break the record for driving up Tantalus Mountain. However, his chief mechanic is bludgeoned to death after catching ... See full summary »

Director:

Allen Reisner

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Jerome Coopersmith
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Al Harrington ... Ben
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Ricardo Montalban ... Alex Pareno
Diana Muldaur ... Angela
Michael Margotta ... Niki
Harry Endo Harry Endo ... Che Fong
Al Eben Al Eben ... Doc Bergman
John Stalker John Stalker ... Gordon Miles
Wendell Martin Wendell Martin ... Saunders
Steve Merrick Steve Merrick ... Frank Brill
Leslie Vincent Leslie Vincent ... Lefcourt (as Leslie Vincent Fullard)
Jim Simpson Jim Simpson ... Rudy Bender
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Storyline

Champion race car driver Alex Pareno arrives in Hawaii to attempt to break the record for driving up Tantalus Mountain. However, his chief mechanic is bludgeoned to death after catching someone tampering with Pareno's car. Later, a second mechanic is killed while test driving the car. McGarrett eventually discovers plenty of suspects ranging from Pareno's fiancée Angela, who was being blackmailed by an ex-lover, to Pareno himself. However, it is eventually discovered that the killer is someone very close to Pareno. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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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 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The shot of the exploding car seen in the new credits for season five were taken from footage used in this episode. See more »

Goofs

The car is supposed to be racing on Tantalus Drive which is a residential area. It indeed has many switchbacks and tight curves. The car is actually driving on Kamehame Drive up behind Koko crater in the Hawaii Kai area. See more »

Quotes

Alex Pareno: [Talking to his family about Gordon] Gordon and I have torn up quite a few tracks together... Haven't we?
Gordon Miles: Le Mans, Watkins Glen...
Alex Pareno: St. Jovite, Quebec...
Gordon Miles: But now, You're into hill climb.
Alex Pareno: Oh, yes... There is nothing like it, Gordon... One man against a mountain, against time... The ultimate race.
Gordon Miles: Tantalus...
Alex Pareno: Yes, five miles of uphill treachery... S-curves, switchbacks, sheer drops of thousands of feet... There is nothing to match it in Europe.
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