Hawaii Five-O Revisits Hookman Locations
In 1973, Hawaii Five-O surprised audiences with an incredible episode about a double amputee out to get revenge on the police officers who caused his deformity. The Hookman was played by real amputee, a private investigator who called himself Jay J. Armes.
On February 4, 2013, the new Five-O team will face the same villain, this time played by Peter Weller (Robocop) with close-up assistance from double amputee Jason Koger.
But the plot isn’t the only thing the new series is borrowing from the original, they also matched a couple of locations and shots. CBS has kindly pasted together shots from then and now to share with us.
This location hasn’t changed much in thirty years. The houses look like they’ve been repainted but the color might have been added in post. The new Hawaii Five-O has a very specific color scheme as you can see when you compare the pics.
Other than the fact that these are both cemeteries, they don’t look like the same place but CBS included the pics, so I’m assuming they are.
I think it’s wonderful that Five-O is looking after the details. They’ve always been good about including original shots and characters in the new series, but this is the ultimate homage.
Other episodes I’d like to see them remake:
King of the Hill - a confused vet takes Danny hostage in a hospital
A Bullet for McGarrett – Manchurian Candidate Five-O style
One Big Happy Family – a redneck family goes on a crime spree in the islands.
Which episode would you like to see them remake?