Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot! 

The Lovejoys, a family of grifters, make a bigger score than they ever imagined. The problem is they've ripped off a mobster who wants his money back -- and will gladly kill to do so.


Bob Sweeney


Leonard Freeman (created by), Jerome Coopersmith


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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
Andy Griffith ... Arnold Lovejoy
Joyce Van Patten ... Rhoda Lovejoy
Bob Basso Bob Basso ... Charlie Walters
Bryan Da Silva Bryan Da Silva ... Frank Butrell
Kimberly Louis Kimberly Louis ... Melissa Lovejoy
Seth Sakai Seth Sakai ... Shibata
Harry Endo Harry Endo ... Che Fong
Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim ... Mr. Quan
Ann McCormack Ann McCormack ... Mrs. Klemper (as Ann McCormack Livermore)
H.F. Hap Kollmeyer H.F. Hap Kollmeyer ... Hotel Manager
Nick Nickolas Nick Nickolas ... Willie


A family of grifters come to the island to pull their scams. Their latest one wherein they take a man's briefcase. When they open it they see that it's filled with money. But they also find a ledger which means that the man is some kind of collector for a protection racket. They try to get away but they are taken by some men who's the mobster's competition, and they want the money and the ledger. But the mobster shows up and shoots it out with them. The family gets away. The mobster sees their name written down and sets to find them. Steve who's been trying to get the mobster shows up and sees their name and picks them up. He tells them, if they want to live they should work together but they decide to go it on their own. But when their child is taken by the mobster they have no choice but to turn to Steve. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

19 December 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Weak, in All Areas
27 July 2019 | by samwa-27311See all my reviews

Firstly, it's impossible for a 5-O episode, to have a light, or somewhat humorous element.

It's a very serious show. I've seen all 259 episodes.

Absolutely, miscasting Andy Griffith, especially within just a few years of the end of the Andy Griffith show.

It does not look appropriate, to have such a legendary, moral character, play a criminal, and cheapens his image, greatly.

Script wonders around, changes.

Van Patten is all right, but becomes so angry at the daughter, almost maniacal.

Absolutely far fetched, that McGarrett is so lenient with the Lovejoys, and twice.

Totally unbelievable.

He never has done this.


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