Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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The Child Stealers 

A hippie couple kidnaps a baby from in front of a drug store and smuggles him to the mainland to sell the child to an adoption agency in Los Angeles. McGarrett and the rest of the Five-O ... See full summary »


Corey Allen


Leonard Freeman (created by), Larry Brody


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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
Richard Anderson ... Eugene Goodman
Richard Hatch ... Gar (as Richard Lawrence Hatch)
Jack Hogan ... Martin Empson
Harry Endo Harry Endo ... Che Fong
Brooks Almy Brooks Almy ... Mrs. Empson (as Brooks Almy Brooks)
Mitch Mitchell Mitch Mitchell ... Tom Parker (as Ken J. Mitchell)
Moe Keale ... Alton
Sue McCollum Gereben Sue McCollum Gereben ... Pediatrician
Jana Linden Jana Linden ... Housewife (as Jana Lindan)
Walter P. Young Sr. Walter P. Young Sr. ... Boat Owner (as Walter Yong)
Norman Dupont Norman Dupont ... Thomas Mills (as Norman DuPont)


A hippie couple kidnaps a baby from in front of a drug store and smuggles him to the mainland to sell the child to an adoption agency in Los Angeles. McGarrett and the rest of the Five-O team are able to find that baby as well as another infant that was kidnapped a few months earlier. Now they must track down the young couple before they snatch another baby. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

2 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Nina sizes up the next baby to be taken , she tells Gar that the baby is on the lanai...Lanai is Hawaiian for porch. See more »


The clouds behind the plane "flying" 5-0 to Los Angeles don't move. See more »


Gar: [after buying first class tickets to Honolulu] Hey, what's the movie?
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Didn't I see this couple on "The Jerry Springer Show"?!
10 December 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode features one of the most god-awful couples I have ever seen on a cop show. The folks steal babies and sell them to a sleazy adoption lawyer (Richard Anderson)! The guy does it because with the money he can then buy cool stuff--like a boat! And, the lady goes along with it because she is so incredibly dependent that she'll do anything to keep him...and to keep him happy. After selling their own baby, they are impressed with how much they got--so they keep bringing the agency more--no questions asked. The pain they cause to the families is simply irrelevant to these amoral jerks! So, it's up to Five-O to track them down, rescue their latest stolen baby and shut down the sleazy lawyer (wow, that's redundant) for good. Not a terrific episode but a very good one--and one that may make mothers think twice about their own kids!

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