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.
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.