Hawaii Five-O (1968) s11e12 Episode Script

Number One with a Bullet (1)

I know you didn't come here just to flex your muscles.
No, I came here to suggest that you forget about going in the disco business.
BOTH [SINGING]: I can't get you out of my mind You already signed that girl singer? A few more days she's gonna realize that I can do the things Munroe can only talk about.
You better wake up, because right now, the Kumu's on top.
- So I'm with them.
- Sonny, how could you? I'm worried about this case.
I've got a hunch that what we've uncovered so far is just the tip of a very dirty iceberg.
SONNY: Will you all relax? I'm gonna get you all in.
I promise.
I got a fire law to worry about here.
[DISCO MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS] All right, get down and boogey.
- Hey, hey, Joey.
- Hey, Yvonne.
- How you doing? - What's happening? I'm dying.
That's what's happening.
I tell you, I was born to dance, heh.
Yeah, you and Fred and Gene.
Who's Fred and Gene? [LAUGHS] I'll take over for a while, you want me to? - Would you? Just this last number.
- Okay.
Thanks a lot.
If you have any trouble, come to me.
I don't want any kids here under a certain age, because if they get into the place, I look bad.
So be very - Hey, Sonny.
- Hey, Ray.
Nice to see you.
- How's business? - Okay.
Well, it could be better.
- I don't see how.
They don't do us any good out here, Ray.
[LAUGHS] Well, maybe you should expand.
Maybe you need a partner.
Well, you know, Ray, I already have a partner, right? Yeah, so you do.
Listen, why don't we go talk to him? Come on, we got some business to finish.
What do you say, huh? See you.
[MUSIC CONTINUES] [INAUDIBLE DIALOGUE] I'd offer you all a drink, but this isn't gonna take that long.
Bernie, listen to the man, huh? Bernie, this is your last chance to take Hawaiian Restaurant Supplies' services - before the price goes up.
- Go up? Your laundry and your vending machines are already double what they should be.
True, but the booze and the cigarettes are a hell of a deal.
Because they're hotter than West Texas in July.
Look, boy, you may be some kind of gangster to the folks on this island, but I see you around here again, I'm gonna get some boys over here from down home who'll chew you up and spit you out.
- Do you hear now? - Yeah.
I hear you.
Yeah, you're right about one thing.
The services are expensive.
But I got a feeling that in the long run, you're gonna find out it would've been a bargain.
Ray, please BERNIE: Don't say it, Sonny.
How many times do I have to tell you that's the Kumu.
it's the mob.
- Everybody has to deal with them.
- Not everybody.
You're crazy.
Sonny, you're a good old boy, but you worry too much.
I do, huh? [ENGINE STARTS] [MUSIC CONTINUES] Thanks, son.
Not much left of that car, eh, Danno? Even less of the driver.
- Who was he? - Uh, Bernard Adams.
Forty-one years old.
From Dallas, Texas.
- Vacationer? - No.
He's a partner in one of those new discos.
Uh, Sonny K's.
It's in a hotel down in Waikiki H.
figures the bomb was planted when the car was garaged.
There are no witnesses.
This has all the earmarks of a professional hit, Danno.
Contact the mainland.
See what you can find out about Adams.
How do you read it, Ed? This went to the timer on the bomb.
When the cassette player was activated, the timer started.
Oh, very professional.
What do you think, Steve? The Kumu and the syndicate has traditionally been a factor in the nightclub business.
The victim's partner, what did you say his name was, Danno? Sonny Kanekoa.
No, no.
Really, really, I'm fine.
The news said the police didn't know how many people were in the car.
Oh, Sonny, I was afraid that-- Look, Yvonne, please, will you stop it? I'm okay.
Really! Aw, you're the only brother I have.
Why would anybody wanna do that to Bernie, anyway? I don't know.
You know, maybe some old debts caught up with him, Yvonne.
He was a gambler [CHUCKLES] He'd have to be to go into business with me.
Right? Don 't joke.
Look, Yvonne, whatever happened to Bernie has nothing to do with me.
Am I gonna see you at church on Sunday? Oh.
Oh, Yvonne, I mean, you know what time I get out of this place? I'm here all day.
It's my only day off.
I sing the solo.
Okay, I'll tell you what.
I'll try.
- Okay? - Okay.
[PLAYING SOFT MUSIC ON PIANO] - Everything all right with Sonny? - So he says.
- You don't believe him? - I'm not sure.
It's just that not every day you find somebody you know - getting blown up in a car.
- No, it's not.
You finished it! [LAUGHS] - Johnny, it's a fabulous song.
- It will be when you sing it.
You really think that, don't you? I've been in this music business a long time.
When you sing, it's something else.
- Johnny.
- Yeah? Why don't you get the recorder and we'll put this down.
Okay? [PLAYING UPBEAT MUSIC] [SINGING] it's an uphill climb To get on top Not to stop And never fall It takes so much time Just to be secure You're never sure If if's Worth if all Worth if all But tonight Whether it's wrong or right I can't tell Because I don't know you All that well You can't trust everybody You meet Out here on the street You might want To test your charms In a stranger's arms Stranger's arms - One more time.
- One more time.
Stranger's arms Yeah.
Yeah, that was great.
[DISCO MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS] Is there someplace around here we can talk? What's that? Is there someplace we can talk around here privately? McGarrett, Hawaii Five-0.
[MUSIC STOPS] I already told you guys all I know.
If you don't mind, I'd like to hear it for myself.
[SONNY SIGHS] Uh, there's not much to tell.
He left by himself a little after midnight.
I never saw him again.
I don't suppose you have any idea who might have wanted to kill him? Not a clue.
I haven't known him that long.
And you haven't had any problems with people trying to muscle in on your business here? - I don't know what you're talking about.
- Ha-ha-ha.
Okay, Mr.
What was your business relationship with Adams? Well, heh, you know what we used to say? We used to say that Bernie had the dough and I had the know, heh.
What do you know about Bernie's background? Where did he come from? Look, Mr.
McGarrett, please, huh? I've been trying to put a club like this together for three years.
When Bernie came in with the money, I didn't ask any questions.
What about his family? Have you, uh, tried to contact them? As far as I know, he was a loner.
He didn't have any family.
Look, uh, if you're through, huh? You know, heh, I got a lot of things to do around here.
Yeah, so have I.
Okay, I'm through.
For now.
Evidently, Joey Lee is working for the guy who runs the disco.
Uh, what's his name? Uh, Sonny Kanekoa.
Get in touch with him.
Tell him we're interested in Sonny's operation.
See what he can find out for us.
He owes us one.
- I'm sure he'll cooperate.
- Right, Steve.
Uh, let's see what you can dig up on Sonny Kanekoa.
It looks to me like he's scared of something.
- Maybe he's got a rap sheet.
- Yeah.
Or the wrong connections.
At least we have something we didn't have before.
- What's that, Danno? - A suspect.
No, I don't think so.
I have a gut feeling that Sonny-boy isn't the type to set up a professional hit.
Francis, I, uh, don't know how to tell you this, uh Well, just open your mouth and let it come out.
You're a lawyer, you'll figure it out.
I had a call from Honolulu.
Somebody blew up Bernie Adams' car with him in it.
Yeah? Well, uh, was it a pro job, or something personal? It looks like a pro job.
It must be that local outfit, the Kumu, huh? Well, we're not sure yet.
Bernie could have been sleeping with somebody's wife.
Well, I asked if it was personal! Now you give me the facts, understand? Come back and give me a name.
I want a name.
Go ahead.
Hey, Ray.
I heard you had a talk with McGarrett from Five-0.
True? Yeah.
He wanted to know about Bernie.
You knew he was gonna come.
[MUSIC STOPS THEN RECORD SCRATCHES] I don't think he liked that record.
Ray, why are you doing this, huh? I didn't tell McGarrett anything.
Why do I have the feeling that you're a lot smarter than your partner was? You know what I wanna do? Can I tell you what I wanna do? I wanna take on the laundry service, the booze, the cigarettes.
Whatever you want.
All right.
All right.
And you'll take on something else too.
Just name it, Ray.
A new partner.
[SIGHS] [SIGHS] [LAUGHS] - What have you got, Duke? - The Dallas police.
Bernard Adams.
No felony or misdemeanor arrests.
Two drunk driving citations.
One reckless driving.
- That's it? DUKE: Afraid so, Steve.
Where does he get his money? He used to be with a company in Dallas called Lone Star Entertainment.
I called them.
He quit four months ago.
And then showed up here with a bundle to invest in a disco? - Well, maybe he saved his money.
- Sure.
In a piggy bank.
What does this Lone Star Entertainment do? DUKE: A lot of things.
Talent management, records, food and liquor distribution.
And, uh, vending machines by any chance? That too.
How'd you guess? It's all a cash business, Duke.
Let's dig deeper, huh? Right, Steve.
I'll get back on the phone to Dallas police.
McGARRETT: And just in case, the Justice Department has an organized-crime task force based in Dallas.
See if you can get them to run this Lone Star Entertainment through their computers, and also Adams.
Now what about this Sonny Kanekoa? His file's right there.
Narcotic misdemeanor arrests, petty theft, receiving stolen goods.
He's also been known to associate with several members of the local syndicate.
It would be hard for anyone growing up in the Kulii district of Honolulu not to know someone in the Kumu, huh? - I see he has a sister.
A singer.
- Yvonne.
- Have you ever seen her perform? - I sure have, Steve.
She's really got it.
I think she can make it big.
I'm worried about this case.
I've got a hunch that what we've uncovered so far is just the tip of a very dirty iceberg.
YVONNE [SINGING ON TAPE]: it's an uphill climb To get on top Not to stop And never fall It takes so much time Just to be secure You're never sure If if's Worth if all Worth if all But tonight Whether it's wrong or right I can't tell Because I don't know you All that well You can't trust everybody You meet Out here on the street They might want To test your charms In a stranger's arms Stranger's arms - I love it.
I love it! - Ha, ha.
- Yvonne, it's incredible.
it's great.
- Thank you.
- That's a great tune.
it's terrific.
- Thank you.
Sonny, we wanna make a demo.
A classy one with a backup group, and some special effects.
Almost like a real record.
But I don't know anything about making records, Vonnie.
Yes, but Johnny does.
All we need is some help from you.
You want me to put up the money? [SCOFFS] Would you be interested in an investor? SONNY: Uh, Ray, hi.
Uh, this is Ray Santoro.
He's taken over Bernie's interest.
This is Johnny Munroe and my sister, Yvonne.
I heard you, you're great, and I mean it.
- Where did you learn to sing like that? - Church.
I used to sing in the choir.
Actually, I still do.
Really? I'd like to hear you again.
When could I come? Well, um, Sunday.
At the Ala Moana Community Church.
- Ala? - Moana.
I'll be there.
That song would make a great disco tune.
Right, Sonny? Oh, sure, Ray.
Well, thanks.
We, uh, appreciate your interest, but we don't really think it should be a disco song.
- We? - Johnny wrote the song.
Oh, I see.
In New York, I used to turn out records for nothing but discos, and some made millions.
Right now, I'm looking to start a local record label.
If you're interested, I would love to start with your song.
- What do you say? - I, uh Tsk.
I really don't think so.
[CHUCKLES] Well, there are a lot of songwriters in the business.
However, I love your sound and I'm willing to invest cash.
Think it over.
And by the way, I mean it.
I will see you in church Sunday.
[SINGING] Where the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Go swimming by It won't be long Till my ship will be sailing Back to Kona It's a grand old place That's always fair to see You're telling me I'm just a little Hawaiian A homesick island gal I wanna go back To my fish and poi Wanna go back To my little grass shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii Where the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Go swimming by Oh, yeah Where the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Go swimming by One more time, yeah Where the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Go swimming by [CROWD CHEERING AND APPLAUDING] [BAND PLAYING SOFT HAWAIIAN MUSIC] Well, look who's here.
Sally's favorite cop.
- For me? - Mm-hm- Sally, you really should be singing in the big time.
You know that, don't you? Ah, I can see you don't know much about music, heh.
No, I don't.
Sit down.
I need some information, Sally.
Wait a minute.
All these times you come in here asking all these questions, then you never buy any drinks.
- Why, McGarrett? - That's easy.
- That's because I don't drink.
- Heh.
Well, I do.
You know, one of these days, I'm gonna get you so smashed, I'm gonna find out what's behind that all-business front you put up.
What makes you think it's a front? Hey, bruddah.
Two things Sally knows best: One is music, the other is men.
Why don't you come see Sally sometime after work? Sally, you better watch out.
I might take you up on that invitation one of these days or nights, so you better be careful.
Right now, I need some information.
About what? [SIGHS] About the music business in this town.
Tell me about it.
Well, it's very small, and we're isolated over here, as you know.
And, uh, there's not much TV, and a few small radio stations.
So the mainland trends, you know, they kind of move slowly this way.
But the Hawaiian sound is getting there.
What about the disco business here? Well, that's different.
It's big.
it's hot.
And plenty money.
And just like nightclubs, discos need everything.
You know, like laundry services, restaurant supplies, vending machines, and plenty booze.
Yeah, what you're saying is that the syndicate's always been very big in these areas, huh? Right on.
What do you know about Sonny Kanekoa? Not much.
But I tell you what, his sister, Yvonne, now she could be the first native Hawaiian to really make it big on the mainland, you know.
But I'm afraid the only thing that will stop her is that she's teamed up with this guy named Johnny Munroe.
Why is that a problem? Steve, a lot of people can sing, and most of all, they gotta be able to get along with people.
And what you're saying is that Johnny doesn't get along with people? Right on.
Well, she wouldn't be the first lady who teamed up with the wrong guy, would she? SANTORO: Well, I found this girl singer, Yvonne Kanekoa.
PAHOA: Kanekoa? Is that, uh, Sonny's sister? - The guy that runs the disco? SANTORO: That's the one.
ALIKA: Uh-huh.
Oh, what I'd like to do is use her to get us into the music business.
You see, the way I figure it, we could distribute our own records, put them into our own jukeboxes.
That'll give us a lock on the whole business.
What do you think? Ray, I wasn't too pleased with the way you dealt with that Texan, you know, Bernie Adams.
I just want your assurance that this time, you won't attract any more unnecessary attention.
- You got it.
- All right.
But there's one problem.
A singer by the name of Johnny Munroe.
He keeps telling the girl that he can get her a record deal.
Well, do you think there's a way to keep that from happening? I think something can be arranged.
[CHUCKLES] JOHNNY: I don't understand.
I had an appointment.
I'm sorry, but he's out.
- Look, what time will he back? - He didn't say.
If you wanna leave your number [JOHNNY SIGHS] But this booking has been set for two months.
She packed the place.
You're the one who asked us back, Mokey.
I'll kick back my salary.
Just give her a shot.
You know us, Johnny.
We can't do that.
What are you talking about? You've done it before.
That was a long time ago.
Listen, I'm not asking you for me, she's fantastic.
Look, I know she's great.
And for old time's sake, let me put you straight.
I'd love to have her in a show, but I can't.
- Not as long as you're with her.
- Me? Johnny, you got a powerful enemy.
YVONNE: Hi- - I didn't think you'd come.
SANTORO: Is that right? When you get to know me better, you'll find I always do what I say.
YVONNE: What makes you think I'm gonna get to know you better? Well, I made brunch reservations for us at Michel's.
Oh! - Is this a business lunch? - Definitely not.
But there is one question I would like to ask you.
What is Johnny Munroe to you? Come on.
What, is he your manager or something? - No, but he's been guiding my career.
- Oh, I see.
Well, he's in as far as I'm concerned.
As a matter of fact, I said that from the beginning.
He's the one who's got a problem.
Please don't say anything bad about him.
Oh, no, no, no, I'm sorry.
I wasn't trying to badmouth him.
But you wanna know the truth, huh? I'm gonna tell you the truth.
I'm jealous of him.
- What? - Yeah.
Well, he gets to spend all that time with you, and what do I get to do, huh? Take you to brunch? She still sings in the church choir.
So clean she probably squeaks.
[McGARRETT CHUCKLES] What about this Johnny Munroe guy, Danno? He played Vegas some, lounges, made some records.
One time, it looked like he was gonna break through.
When I was in high school, everyone thought he was gonna be a star.
- And what happened? - Nobody quite knows, or nobody wants to say.
One day there was an article in Variety - saying Johnny fired his manager.
- For what? The manager was using Johnny's money on the tables.
- What was the outcome? - There wasn't any, Steve.
- It all just, uh, faded away.
- Yeah, like Johnny did.
[PHONE RINGS] Grab that, will you, Danno? Williams.
Thank you.
Telex from the mainland.
The organized crime task force dropped a red flag on our request for information on Adams and Lone Star Entertainment.
That's interesting.
Well, fire a telex back.
Tell them that we must have that information.
Make it a priority request, and copy the attorney general in Washington.
They wanna play games, huh? It's the Kumu, all right.
Sonny Kanekoa's already got himself a new partner.
Alika brought in this guy from New York, named, uh, Ray Santoro.
He used to handle the Columbo family's music interests.
Yeah, Ray Santoro from the East.
We've got a bad problem.
Well, we could just let it go.
No, we just can't let it go! How's it gonna look, we let them get away with this? Would you go to the wall for me if you didn't know I would stand behind you? I see your point.
Don't be stupid.
You lawyers are all alike.
You got no humanity, no feel for people.
To you, everything is numbers.
Well, Mr.
Francis, what are we going to do? I don't know yet.
But you can bet your tail on one thing.
We're gonna do something.
Johnny, Santoro's offering us a record deal.
Money right now.
- Isn't that what we've wanted? - Not from him.
- Why not? - Because he's bad people.
I don't believe you.
He's not even Hawaiian.
And besides, he's Sonny's partner, and Sonny would never do anything like that.
Ask him.
[PLAYING PIANO] Johnny, what are we doing? I've never seen you like this before.
What's that? What is that? Something I was working on this morning.
[SINGING] Out of my mind Hard as I try You're there all the time I like it.
I can't get you out of my mind Hard as I try You're there all the time I look at you And you look at me Trying not to want What can't be [HUMS] You're with my friend BOTH [SINGING]: And he holds your hand Wasn't that supposed to be me? Oh, baby I can't get you out of my mind I don't know why You came into my life I can't get you out of my mind Hard as I try You're there all the time I like it.
Why don't you get some paper? We'll put the music down.
- Mr.
Alika, please.
- Mr.
Alika isn't here.
Well, tell him McGarrett would like to see him anyway.
I don't care who you are.
If you don't leave, I'll have to remove you.
- You're in my way, pal.
- You're getting the picture.
ALIKA: Eddie! You should teach your people some manners.
My apologies.
That's a nice move, McGarrett.
Welcome to my little grass shack.
Come in.
Come in.
Well, what's on your mind, McGarrett? I know you didn't come here just to flex your muscles.
No, I came here to suggest that you forget about going in the disco business.
Where did you get that idea? You know better than I do, all the legitimate businesses I have an interest in.
- Legitimate, huh? - Uh-huh.
I don't suppose you know a Ray Santoro.
I know everybody.
He's new in town.
In the vending-machine business.
He services some of the same customers I do.
Does he now? What a coincidence.
Ha, ha.
Oh, McGarrett, you know, you've been a cop too long.
To you, everything's a conspiracy.
Sonny Kanekoa and Bernie Adams are partners in a thriving disco business.
Okay? Somebody eliminates Adams.
Now, a few days later, Sonny and your friend Santoro are best of friends.
Now I hear Santoro is Sonny's partner.
That doesn't look like conspiracy to you? No.
It looks like a very smart business move on Santoro's part.
Come on, McGarrett.
It's a free country with opportunity for all.
Opportunity, huh? We call it murder.
- Is there anything else? - No.
Not at the moment.
I suppose I can look forward to seeing you again.
You can count on it.
Oh, oh.
Watch it.
Watch it.
Yes, sir? - Have somebody find Santoro.
- Yes, sir.
Hey, Sally, got time for little sister? - Vonnie! Oh! - Ha, ha.
How come you stay away so much? So much is happening.
I forgot how much I missed you.
Missed me? Oh.
When did you ever have the time to miss me? I heard so many good things about you.
I'm so happy for you.
It's so complicated though.
Sally, how did you handle it when you were getting started? Badly, I'm afraid.
Too many decisions.
You wanna talk about it? Oh, Ray.
Sit down.
Sit down.
Thank you, Billy.
Ray, uh, I've been thinking over that music business proposition of yours, and I'm not sure that now is really the time.
You know? Oh, no, Tony, it's all in the works.
We'll be into profit in six months.
You already signed that girl singer? [CHUCKLES] A few more days she's gonna realize I can do all the things Munroe can only talk about.
Has anybody ever told you that a man can be his most dangerous when he's got nothing left to lose? Munroe will be no problem.
I promise you that.
Ray, I don't even wanna hear what you're saying.
The one thing we don't need right now is another body.
And if there is one, there's gonna be a third: yours.
That's all.
- Have you told Johnny how you feel? - I'm afraid to.
He may not think of me that way at all.
Well, wouldn't you rather know one way or the other? I see what you mean.
What about this other guy who's making all these big promises? His name is Ray Santoro.
He's Sonny's partner in the disco.
Honey, do you know who Ray Santoro is? I know who Johnny says he is, but I'm not sure I believe him.
If he's telling you that Santoro is Kumu, believe him.
Vonnie, I've got this friend.
He's a policeman.
- No.
- He's a special man.
- Sally, no policemen.
- Vonnie, he's-- - No, no.
- Vonnie! - No, if it's right, no! - Vonnie, wait! [DOOR CLOSES] [DISCO MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS] [CROWD CHATTERING] [DISCO MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS] - Sonny, I have to talk to you.
- Sure, baby.
What? Is Santoro with the Kumu? What's the Kumu? - Sonny, you've lived here all your life.
- So have you, Vonnie.
And if you really knew the Kumu, you'd know better than to come into my office asking about them.
Sonny, how could you? What choice did I have? Hmm? You wanna see me like Adams? I mean, you like funerals or something, Yvonne? You better wake up, little sister, because right now, the Kumu's on top.
So I'm with them.
I'm telling you, Vonnie, you cannot fight these guys.
Johnny can! Sure.
He's doing a great job for you.
You're doing great.
He's got you TV shows, records, bookings, am I right? Not yet, but he will.
Vonnie, please, baby.
I'm telling you, if we don't do what they want us to do, we're gonna wind up like him.
[DISCO MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS] Think we should risk it? Sure she was coming here? Sally said she was coming here to see her brother.
Tell you what, Danno, I'll try, you go that way.
Excuse me.
Excuse me.
Pardon me, please.
Excuse me.
[SONNY CLEARS THROAT] What's the matter? My sister found out that you're Kumu, and I think she's gonna do whatever Munroe wants.
No problem.
We'll just see to it that Munroe wants the same things we do.
Everything you said was true.
I'm really sorry you had to find out about Sonny that way.
I just wanted you to know that I'm with you all the way.
And I've got something to tell you, but I don't really wanna say it on the phone.
Why don't you get off the phone and come over here? I'll be there in a minute.
- Miss Kanekoa? - Yes.
I'm Steve McGarrett.
Sally's friend.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I'm with Five-O.
- Did you wanna talk to me? - Why would I wanna do that? Oh.
Sally thought you might be in some kind of trouble- Not any more.
Excuse me.
Friend of ours thinks you're standing in the way of Yvonne Kanekoa's career.
He thinks she'd be better off with you out of the picture.
Don't try to muscle me.
I got some friends who are just as tough as you are.
But where are they, now that you need them? [ALL GRUNTING] [JOHNNY GROANING] Johnny! Johnny! Johnny, are you hurt? Johnny you're hurt! Oh, my God! What can I do? What can I do? - Give me the phone.
- All right.
JOHNNY: No, don't call, don't call anybody.
Don't call anybody.
Give me the phone.
I know a policeman named McGarrett.
We can call the police.
And Sally said-- - Forget Sally.
Forget the police.
- What are you gonna do? I'm gonna call some friends on the mainland.
What for? Johnny, what for? Would you believe World War III?