Hawaiian Heat (1984)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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First telecast September 14, 1984, the weekly TV series Hawaiian Heat starred Robert Ginty and Jeff McCracken as Mac Riley and Andy Senkowski, a pair of Chicago cops forced to leave the City of Big Shoulders when Mac's police-officer father is accused of taking a bribe. Moving to Honolulu, Mac and Andy are hired as troubleshooters by Major Oshira (Mako) of the city's police department. In this 2-hour opening episode, our heroes' first mission is to pose as drug buyers in order to smash a gang of heroin smugglers. A lot of Hawaiian Heat's thunder was stolen when the remarkably similar Miami Vice premiered two days later. By the end of the 1984-85 TV season, Miami Vice was one of the top-rated series in networkdom, while Hawaiian Heat had already expired after 13 epsiodes.



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