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''Code Name: Diamond Head'' is a 1977 MadeForTVMovie from Quinn Martin's company. [[PilotMovie It was intended to be the pilot for a series]], but the movie failed to convince the network executives it was worth a series.

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''Code Name: Diamond Head'' is a 1977 MadeForTVMovie from Quinn Martin's Creator/QuinnMartin's company. [[PilotMovie It was intended to be the pilot for a series]], but the movie failed to convince the network executives it was worth a series.


* DragonLady: Tso-Tsing. Her dialog implies she intentionally plays up the image (as would the fact she has a boat named "Dragon Lady".) In reality, she's just a sweet and caring yet confident and strong woman, which fills the ''Chinese'' definition of the term.

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* DragonLady: Tso-Tsing. Her dialog implies she intentionally plays up the image (as would the fact she has a boat named "Dragon Lady".) Lady"). In reality, she's just a sweet and caring yet confident and strong woman, which fills the ''Chinese'' definition of the term.



* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Tree's main disguise in the show is... exactly as himself (as Ian [=McShane=].) [[SarcasmMode Master Of Disguise, indeed.]]

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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Tree's main disguise in the show is... exactly as himself (as Ian [=McShane=].) [=McShane=]). [[SarcasmMode Master Of Disguise, indeed.]]



'''Johnny:''' [indicates Zulu's girth]\\

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'''Johnny:''' [indicates ''[indicates Zulu's girth]\\girth]''\\


* CastingGag: Zulu is playing the same character he did ''Series/HawaiiFive0''.

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* CastingGag: Zulu is playing the same character he did for ''Series/HawaiiFive0''.



* MomentKiller: Johnny and Tso-Tsing are enjoying some private time in the epilogue when they're interrupted - first by Cmdr. Yarnell trying to give Johnny a new assignment, then by Zulu and Hong Kong busting in on them and bringing half of Hawaii with them for an impromptu party.
* PilotMovie: Painfully so - a great deal of time is spent on exposition that has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with establishing backstory for an ongoing series. Hell, the film's [[TheSpymaster M]] even outright says "See you again, same time, same place."

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* MomentKiller: Johnny and Tso-Tsing are enjoying some private time in the epilogue when they're interrupted - -- first by Cmdr. Yarnell trying to give Johnny a new assignment, then by Zulu and Hong Kong busting in on them and bringing half of Hawaii with them for an impromptu party.
* PilotMovie: Painfully so - -- a great deal of time is spent on exposition that has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with establishing backstory for an ongoing series. Hell, the film's [[TheSpymaster M]] even outright says "See you again, same time, same place."


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* WithCatlikeTread: Discussed when Johnny assigns Zulu to tail Tree's henchmen:
-->'''Zulu:''' Like a mouse.\\
'''Johnny:''' [indicates Zulu's girth]\\
'''Zulu:''' A large mouse.


* UnderestimatingBadassery: The one thing Tree does ''not'' do. He treats Johnny and Tso-Tsing as dangerous WorthyOpponents.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: The one thing Tree does ''not'' do. He treats Johnny and Tso-Tsing as dangerous WorthyOpponents.{{Worthy Opponent}}s.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: The one thing Tree does ''not'' do. He treats Johnny and Tso-Tsing as dangerous WorthyOpponents.


* FauxlosophicNarration: Tree goes on and on about corporations knowing no national boundaries. Tso-Tsing makes retorts along the lines of [[DealWithTheDevil selling you soul in the process]].

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* FauxlosophicNarration: Tree goes on and on about corporations knowing no national boundaries. Tso-Tsing makes retorts along the lines of [[DealWithTheDevil selling you your soul in the process]].


* FauxlosophicNarration: Tree goes on and on about corporations knowing no national boundaries.

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* FauxlosophicNarration: Tree goes on and on about corporations knowing no national boundaries. Tso-Tsing makes retorts along the lines of [[DealWithTheDevil selling you soul in the process]].


* PilotMovie: Painfully so - a great deal of time is spent on exposition that has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with establishing backstory for an ongoing series. Hell, the film's {{M}} even outright says "See you again, same time, same place."

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* PilotMovie: Painfully so - a great deal of time is spent on exposition that has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with establishing backstory for an ongoing series. Hell, the film's {{M}} [[TheSpymaster M]] even outright says "See you again, same time, same place."


* PilotMovie: Painfully so - a great deal of time is spent on exposition that has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with establishing backstory for an ongoing series.

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* PilotMovie: Painfully so - a great deal of time is spent on exposition that has nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with establishing backstory for an ongoing series. Hell, the film's {{M}} even outright says "See you again, same time, same place."

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* CastingGag: Zulu is playing the same character he did ''Series/HawaiiFive0''.


The plot, such as it is, concerns Sean Donovan, an evil traitor spy going by the codename "Tree," who plans to steal a biological nerve agent from the Navy and sell it for 100,000 dollars. It's up to Johnny Paul (Roy Thinnes), the eponymous agent Diamond Head (so named for the actual place in UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) to stop this evil spy. Rounding out the main cast are his partners in crime, Tso-Tsing (France Nuyen), a local club owner, and Zulu (played by himself), a pop singer. Tree proves more clever than they realize as he manages to kill and pose as a high-ranking Pentagon official in order to get the nerve gas. However, things quickly unravel as Tree recognizes Tso-Tsing from another operation and blows the cover of all three spies. When he makes off with the gas and Tso-Tsing, it's up to Paul to recover both and stop Tree in time.

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The plot, such as it is, concerns Sean Donovan, Donovan (Creator/IanMcShane), an evil traitor spy going by the codename "Tree," who plans to steal a biological nerve agent from the Navy and sell it for 100,000 dollars. It's up to Johnny Paul (Roy Thinnes), the eponymous agent Diamond Head (so named for the actual place in UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) to stop this evil spy. Rounding out the main cast are his partners in crime, Tso-Tsing (France Nuyen), a local club owner, and Zulu (played by himself), a pop singer. Tree proves more clever than they realize as he manages to kill and pose as a high-ranking Pentagon official in order to get the nerve gas. However, things quickly unravel as Tree recognizes Tso-Tsing from another operation and blows the cover of all three spies. When he makes off with the gas and Tso-Tsing, it's up to Paul to recover both and stop Tree in time.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Subverted. The mundane locations suggest the show was shot anywhere BUT Hawaii, and yet the ending credits swear it was shot "entirely on location in Hawaii."


'''''Code Name Diamond Head''''' is a 1977 MadeForTVMovie from Quinn Martin's company. [[PilotMovie It was intended to be the pilot for a series]], but the movie failed to convince the network executives it was worth a series.

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'''''Code Name ''Code Name: Diamond Head''''' Head'' is a 1977 MadeForTVMovie from Quinn Martin's company. [[PilotMovie It was intended to be the pilot for a series]], but the movie failed to convince the network executives it was worth a series.



!!''Code Name Diamond Head'' contains the following tropes:

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!!''Code Name Name: Diamond Head'' contains the following tropes:


* ActorAllusion: Zulu is playing the same character he did ''Series/HawaiiFiveOh''.

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* ActorAllusion: Zulu is playing the same character he did ''Series/HawaiiFiveOh''.

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