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?


by Cynthia Boris on January 25th, 2013

Cynthia is a TV fanatic who turned her obsession into a living when she became an entertainment reporter. She loves all kinds of TV but has a special place in her heart for brother shows and anything paranormal. Follow her on Twitter @TV_ofthe_Absurd and on Google+


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4 thoughts on “Hawaii Five-O Revisits Hookman Locations

  1. cocobaby says:

    None. Leave the original Five-O episodes alone.

    1. Cynthia Boris says:

      No a fan of the new series I take it?

  2. Mike says:

    I’d like to see the episode where the real estate con artist opens a birthday present and goes into shock and dies. Episode: Cloth of Gold.

  3. Mike says:


    Full Fathom Five
    Chain of events
    Thanks for the Honeymoon
    3,000 Crooked Miles to Oahu
    Not sure of the name of this one… A man withg a disease and alot of money will die soon. There is a large wager among his friends to pick the day he dies…

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