CTVA US Adventure -"Big Hawaii" (NBC) (Fall 1977) starring Cliff Potts, John Dehner, Bill Lucking

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The Classic TV Archive - US Adventure series

Big Hawaii (1977)
(UK title: 'Danger in Paradise')
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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BIG HAWAII
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A Production of Finnegan Associates and Filmways
for
NBC (Wednesdays 10:00 PM ET)
Executive Producers William Finnegan, Perry Lafferty
Created and Produced by William Wood

US Adventure series 1977 2 hr pilot + 12 episodes x 60 min color
Dropped by NBC after 7 eps, remaining 5 episodes syndicated
Starring:
Cliff Potts as Mitch Fears (ranch owner's son)
John Dehner as Barrett Fears (ranch owner)
Bill Lucking as Oscar Kalahani (ranch foreman)
Lucia Stralser as Karen "Keke" Fear (Barrett's niece)
Elizabeth Smith as Lulu Kalahani (Auntie Lu/ Big Lulu, housekeeper)
Moe Keale as Garfield Kalahani
Remi Abellira as Kimo Kalahani
Josie Over as Asita Kalahani

Premise:
Hawaiian locations enhance this saga of wealthy old-line rancher
Barrett Fears and his determinedly liberal son Mitch.

Other Credits:
Director of Photography: Ozzie Smith; Film Editor: Robert Blake.
Music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson

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[00] DANGER IN PARADISE (2 hr pilot)
(copyright date 12May77)
Production of Finnegan Associates and Filmways
Executive Producer Perry Lafferty
Produced by William Finnegan & Patricia Finnegan
directed by Marvin J. Chomsky.
Written by William Wood;
director of photography: Bob Collins / film editor: O. Nicholas Brown.
Art Direction by Albert Heschong
music by Jack Elliot and Allyn Ferguson
Cast:
Cliff Potts ........... Mitch Fears
John Dehner ........... Barrett Fears
Ina Balin ............. Marla Fears
Richard McKenzie ...... Carson Fears
Michael Mullins ....... Bobby Fears
William Lucking ....... Oscar
Elizabeth Smith ....... Big Lulu
Lucia Stralser ....... Karen
Jean Marie Hon ........ Reva
Moe Keale .............. Garfield
Sandy Will ............. Candy
Harry Moses ............ Stephen
Denny Miller
Richard Venture
Peter Brandon
Anthony Charnota
Lynette Chun
Dave Clannon
Noel Conlon
Wayne Heffley
Synopsis:
A young man has to battle his greedy stepmother for control of his
father's huge estate.

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NBC Wednesdays 10:00 PM Eastern (21Sep77-30Nov77)

1.01 Big Hawaii: GANDY (Debut)
21-Sep-1977 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Don Johnson .......... Gandy
Peter Marshall ....... Fred Whipple
Kimo Kakoano ......... Brad Nagel
Bill Edwards
Synopsis:
Barrett's niece Keke falls for a pilot who cons her out of a large sum of birthday money. [RF]

1.02 Big Hawaii: SUN CHILDREN
28-Sep-1977 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Cal Bellini .......... Joe Minho
Tommy Fujiwara ....... Boy
John Larch ........... Waltah Morrison
Tricia O'Neil ........ Dr. Ericka Bergen
Ted Shackelford ...... Moonstar

1.03 Big Hawaii: PIPELINE
12-Oct-1977 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Linda Gray ........... Annie Quinlan
Stephen Macht ........ Max Gentry
Sam Peters ........... Pappy

Synopsis:
Mitch tries to protect a friend from her vicious ex-husband while at
the same time keeping construction on schedule for a much-needed water pipeline. [RF]

1.04 Big Hawaii: RED MIDNIGHT
19-Oct-1977 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Charles Peck ......... Reggie
Seth Sakai ........... Dr. Brossman
Synopsis:
Mitch takes his convalescent father on a flight in his small plane, but
they crash-land near an erupting volcano. [RF]

1.05 Big Hawaii: GRADUATION EVE
26-Oct-1977 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Walter Brooke ........ Giles Webber
Marcy Lafferty ....... Susan Barlow
Sandy McPeak ......... Charley Woodman
Connie Sawyer
Michael Snedeker (to be verified)
Synopsis:
While local lawmen are away on assignment, Mitch and Oscar are deputized
to police the town on the eve of the high school's graduation. [RF]

1.06 Big Hawaii: SARAH
Filmways prod. no. 0012 (copyright DPUB: 31Mar78)
23-Nov-1977 NBC Wed
Produced by William Wood
Written by Tim Maschler
Directed by Seymour Robbie.
director of photography: Ozzie Smith; film editor: Marston Fay.
music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson
Guest cast:
Pamela Bellwood
Lou Richards

1.07 Big Hawaii: YOU CAN'T LOSE 'EM ALL
Filmways prod. no. 0010 (copyright DPUB: 21Feb78)
30-Nov-1977 NBC Wed
Produced by William Wood
Written by Martin Roth
Directed by Ernest Pintoff.
director of photography: Ozzie Smith; film editor: Robert Blake.
music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson;
Guest cast:
David Wayne .......... Derby O'Brian
Richard Jaeckel ...... Cal Seward
Rap Replinger ........ Announcer
Synopsis:
The sidekick of a fading rodeo star encourages Mitch to challenge the
champ in a local competition, but plans the outcome to his own advantage. [RF]

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1.xx Big Hawaii: YESTERDAYS
Filmways prod. no. 0004 (copyright DPUB: 24Jan78)
Unaired on Network
written and produced by William Wood
Directed by Burt Kennedy
director of photography: Ozzie Smith; film editor: Robert Blake.
Music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
Michael Parks
Jack Starrett

1.xx Big Hawaii: THE SUGAR WARS
Filmways prod. no. 0005 (copyright DPUB: 31Jan78)
Unaired on Network
Produced by William Wood
Written by S. M. Willens (Sheldon Miles Willens)
Directed by Alf Kjellin.
director of photography: Ozzie Smith.
music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
John Larch
Robert Loggia
Marianna Hill

1.xx Big Hawaii: TIGHTROPE
Filmways prod. no. 0007 (DPUB: 28Feb78)
Unaired on Network
produced by William Wood
Written by Tim Maschler
directed by Robert Douglas.
director of photography: Ozzie Smith; film editor: Robert Blake.
music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson

1.xx Big Hawaii: THE TROUBLE WITH TINA
Unaired on Network
Guest Cast:
Cindy Eilbacher
Sandy Ward

1.xx Big Hawaii: BLIND RAGE
Filmways prod. no. 0013 (copyright DPUB: 24Mar78)
Unaired on Network
Written by Ken Kolb
Directed by William Wiard
director of photography: Ozzie Smith; film editor: Robert Blake.
music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
James Olson

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