Big Hawaii

Big Hawaii

Barrett Fears lived at Paradise Ranch and was the owner of an empire that made him one of the richest men in all of Hawaii. His 29 year old son Mitch decided to return to help his father run the ranch. The conflicts of different generations and collision of traditional and contemporary values take place on the sprawling Paradise Ranch, the biggest spread on the island of Hawaii, owned by Barrett Fears, who is frequently at odds with his son, Mitch.

Episode Info

Final: 1x12 -- Tightrope

A bigoted tourist helps stir tensions that lead to an identity crisis for Oscar Kalahai when his nephew Kimo angrily challenges his place in the family.

Aloni, a headstrong Hawaiian youth, is arrested for driving at high speed. Upon learning this, Acohi's boss fires him and the lad threatens his boss. The next day the boss is found murdered and Aloni is charged with homicide. A moustachioed tourist helps increase the tension that leads Oscar Kalahani to an identity crisis when his obfuscated nephew Kimo questions his place in the family. Oscar is forced to seek his heritage when he's caught in a racist mire in a murder investigation. He tries to help suspect Aloni but finds himself shut out by his people.
Cliff PottsCliff Potts
As Mitch Fears
John DehnerJohn Dehner
As Barrett Fears
Lucia StralserLucia Stralser
As Karen "Keke" Fears
William LuckingWilliam Lucking
As Oscar Kalahani
Elizabeth SmithElizabeth Smith
As Lulu Kalahani
Moe KealeMoe Keale
As Garfield Kalahani
Remi AbelliraRemi Abellira
As Kimo Kalahani

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1x4: Red Midnight recap: Mitch and his father. Barrett, are stranded near the violently erupting Mauna Loa volcano after Mitch, a newly licensed pilot, crash lands his plane, in 'Red Midnight.' After an emergency appendectomy. Barrett (John Dehner) is persuaded by Dr. Brossman to let Mitch (Cliff Potts) handle a greater share of responsibility at the ranch. Barrett then feels useless, so Mitch takes him up in a private plane to judge whether the volcano's lava flow could affect Paradise Ranch. The plane starts sputtering and they escape just before it explodes... read more.

1x1: Gandy recap: In this first episode, the ranch is beset by a sugar cane blight, but that doesn't blight Keke's 18th birthday party. Keke is Karen Fears, old Barrett's niece, who he has raised since the death of her parents. Keke has been planning to buy herself her biggest present -a prize horse- with $2,500 she inherits on becoming 18. Along comes irresponsible but charming crop duster Gandy (Don Johnson), an old buddy of Mitch when the latter worked the Texas -Oklahoma oil fields. Gandy owed the bank $2,500 and a bank official (Peter Marshall) is threatening to foreclose his helicopter. Mitch and the crop duster have a little dust-up of their own when Mitch learns Gandy has wheedled the $2,500 from Keke. An oyster-eating contest will be a challenge to settle differences between these two guys... read more.

Creator: William Wood (1)
Executive Producer: Perry Lafferty
Producer: William Wood (1), Bill Finnegan
Associate Producer: John Nicolaides, Pat Finnegan
Editor: Bob Blake
Music: Jack Elliott (1), Allyn Ferguson
Art Director: Joe Aubel
Production Executive: John Nicolaides

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Recurring Guests

John Larch as Walter Morrison (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 21, 1977
Ended: November 30, 1977
• Danger in Paradise (Used In United Kingdom)
• El Gran Hawaii (Used In Colombia)
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