Highest Rated Titles With Matthew Rapf


1. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Behold a Pale Horse (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.8
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Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 5

2. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: A Cardinal Act of Mercy: Part 1 (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.6
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A successful but arrogant lawyer, one of the few women to make it to the very top in a male profession, enters the hospital, and it turns out that she's hiding an addiction to heroin.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Gary Crosby, Timmy Everett

Votes: 12

3. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 59

4. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: A Cardinal Act of Mercy: Part 2 (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Gary Crosby, Timmy Everett

Votes: 7

5. Doctors' Hospital (1975–1976)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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The cases of Dr. Jake Goodwin, chief surgeon of a Los Angeles hospital.

Stars: George Peppard, Zohra Lampert, Jim Antonio, Don Billett

Votes: 11

6. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: I Hear America Singing (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 7

7. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: An Expensive Glass of Water (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 6

8. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: But Linda Only Smiled (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A woman prevents Dr. Casey from treating her daughter's medical condition because of her religious beliefs.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 6

9. The Gangster Chronicles (1981 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Michael Nouri, Joe Penny, Brian Benben, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 159

10. Two Faces West (1960– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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Marshal Ben January and his twin brother, Dr. Rick January (both played by Charles Bateman) fight to establish law and order in the wild frontier town of Gunnison in the 1860s.

Stars: Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi

Votes: 11

11. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Mouse (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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When an enforcer for a bookie pushes a "mouse" of a man too hard, he winds up needing an ambulance. Kojak doesn't believe the eyewitness description of the assailant. How could such a small... See full summary »

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 41

12. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Mrs McBroom and the Cloud Watcher (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Bettye Ackerman, Paul Comi

Votes: 5

13. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Pavanne for a Gentle Lady (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 7

14. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Christmas Eve is anything but peaceful for Kojak and his men. A woman is convinced her boyfriend is going to commit some kind of crime-but she doesn't know what; and a jealous husband is looking to kill his cheating wife.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 58

15. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Nobody's Boy (1954)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Fictionalized story of a Chicago juvenile delinquent who meets Jack Robbins, founder of the BBR, a boy's club that still exists today. A familiar face in one scene is the ubiquitous ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Chick Chandler, Peter Raynolds, Peter Brocco

Votes: 6

16. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Laughing Boy (1953)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Glass-jawed Walter Stone attempts to rescue Kay Coughlin from a purse snatcher, but he gets hurt instead. Kay nurses him back to health and asks Walter to help her get her boyfriend jealous to goad him into proposing.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Alex Nicol, Carl Benton Reid, Walter Reed

Votes: 6

17. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Over the Water (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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While in a New Jersey town Kojak interferes with a young man's attempt to pick up a girl over and fight her boyfriend to do so. It turns out the young man is Mike Viggers Jr., whose mobster... See full summary »

Director: Telly Savalas | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 46

18. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Queen of the Gypsies (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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When a bank gets robbed by men arriving in an ambulance, one of their masks slips. A young woman who apparently passed a counterfeit bill sees him but fails to pick out his mug shot. She is... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Zohra Lampert, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 62

19. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Chinatown Murders: Part 2 (1974)

49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Sammy Loo's Chinese bandits step up their incendiary action, by shanghaiing ailing Scalesi boss Don Cheech in an ambulance, along with his nurse and meds. The tong gangsters resent being ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Michael Constantine, Sheree North, Tige Andrews

Votes: 57

20. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: The Clara Schumann Story (1954)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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The great composer and his concert pianist wife, whose seemingly idyllic marriage descends into mental breakdown.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, George Nader, Shelley Fabares, Carleton G. Young

Votes: 6

21. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: The Count of Ten (1954)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Tiger Tipton retired from a successful boxing career at his wife's insistence. Now broke from her expensive medical care, he arranges one last fight with the champ, but he can't let his wife find out.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Eddie Albert, Jesse White, Dayton Lummis

Votes: 5

22. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 142

23. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Black Thorn (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Rosey Grier returns as modern-day bounty hunter Salathiel Harms, now looking for a hit man who has come to New York after jumping bail on the West Coast. His search complicates Kojak's case... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 39

24. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Chain of Custody (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Tired of paying a loan shark, Kojak's tailor decides to swear out a warrant. While officers are en route, Henessey shoots the tailor and steals a cab to escape. Understandably frustrated ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 39

25. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Dead Again (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A young woman comes to police headquarters and tells Kojak that she just recognized a man on the street as an old neighbor of hers, a mobster who was reported killed a year ago. She fears ... See full summary »

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 39

26. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Two men put a cushion over a beautiful blond's mouth and then hang her from the chandelier. The ME thinks it's suicide, but Kojak believes Azure Dee was murdered. Having met her as a young ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Telly Savalas, Roger Robinson, Stephen Elliott, Dan Frazer

Votes: 54

27. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Hush Now, Don't You Die (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A college girl hurries home after being raped by two men, one of whom kills the other at the scene and flees. Kojak suspects a rape by two men, and sets out to identify the woman as well as... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Kathleen Quinlan, Todd Susman, Mike Kellin

Votes: 59

28. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Life, Liberation and the Pursuit of Death (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A psychology professor is killed by one of two of his students who wanted to blackmail him into giving them higher grades. A woman witnesses the student as he throws the professor's body ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Sgarro | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 48

29. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Money Back Guarantee (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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After a police officer is killed in a routine traffic stop, Kojak discovers the people responsible are part of a large insurance and auto theft operation.

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 46

30. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Summer of '69: Part 1 (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A young woman is found stabbed to death in the trunk of a car, the MO that of the serial murderer who terrorized Manhattan some eight years earlier (the summer of '69). The main suspect as ... See full summary »

Director: Gene R. Kearney | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 43

31. Shadow on the Land (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

8.0
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Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Marc Strange, Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman

Votes: 81

32. Jefferson Drum (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.0
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A widower with a young son starts a newspaper in a wild Western town.

Stars: Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 17

33. Crime Club (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

8.0
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An attorney, an investigative reporter and the head of a crime prevetion organization set out to find out who is behind a series of ice-pick murders.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Scott Thomas, Eugene Roche, Robert Lansing, Biff McGuire

Votes: 44

34. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Need to Know (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Kojak's team snares child molester Dettrow, who they are forced to release because he has diplomatic immunity and is helping out the FBI. Kojak won't give up on nailing the arrogant serial ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 40

35. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Before the Devil Knows (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Cat burglar David plunges to his death when a banker cuts his cord for burgling $1 million in bonds the financier embezzled. David's partner Le Jeune gets away with the bonds, but must use ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Henry Darrow, Louise Sorel, Don Knight

Votes: 70

36. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Cop in a Cage (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Kojak receives threats against his life just as his niece is about to get married.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, John P. Ryan, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 71

37. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Dead on His Feet (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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On the trail of a ring counterfeiting lottery tickets, a detective's partner is killed. Det. Fiore feels guilty for giving in to his partner's quest for front page heroism, plus being ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Harry Guardino, Malachi Throne, Joanne Linville

Votes: 66

38. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Death Is Not a Passing Grade (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Kojak is a guest instructor at a police science class. One of his students is committing burglaries with his brother-in-law and likes to leave false clues at the crime scene. These include ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, Mariclare Costello

Votes: 86

39. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Captain's Brother's Wife (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Captain McNeil's brother's widow (Shelly Winters) relies on Kojak to rescue her, get her employment, even pick up a bad check. She always has an excuse; now she's using her job at a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 43

40. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973)

125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Telly Savalas, Marjoe Gortner, José Ferrer, Ned Beatty

Votes: 371

41. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Queen of Hearts Is Wild (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Kojak is ordered not to interfere with a Federal investigation when he locates a witness to the killing of a police officer in pursuit of the man who murdered a store owner. The killer is ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 41

42. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Summer of '69: Part 2 (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Kojak goes on vacation to continue to work the case after being told he's transferred to administration and during the course of his investigation he reunites with several people who were ... See full summary »

Director: Gene R. Kearney | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 34

43. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Therapy in Dynamite (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A nebbish helps his therapy group by bombing the nemeses they whine about. Kojak can't find a pattern in the serial murders, especially after an innocent secretary who just moved to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Telly Savalas, Steven Keats, Elizabeth Allen, Jane Elliot

Votes: 67

44. The Young Lawyers (1969–1971)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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David Barrett heads an organization in Boston that supports poor and indigent clients with the aid of young lawyers, Aaron Silverman is the young idealist, Pat Walters is the black ... See full summary »

Stars: Zalman King, Judy Pace, Lee J. Cobb, Phillip Clark

Votes: 35

45. Eischied (1979–1980)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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The investigations of NYPD Chief of Detectives Earl Eischied.

Stars: Joe Don Baker, Alan Oppenheimer, Alan Fudge, Eddie Egan

Votes: 52

46. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Grave Too Soon (1976)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A body dumped on the street turns out to be an undercover cop. The trail leads Kojak to a Mafia boss who may be out to avenge the death of his own sons.

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 39

47. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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An obsessed neighbor murders anyone he thinks is a threat to his relationship with a mentally fragile young woman.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Andrea Marcovicci, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 56

48. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: If There Were Dreams to Sell (1963)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 7

49. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Night of the Piraeus (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Kojak investigates three murders connected to a rare stamp smuggled from Greece.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Telly Savalas, Norman Lloyd, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 43

50. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Out of the Shadows (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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In an episode originally scheduled as the season opener (it was pushed back a few weeks to allow "Birthday Party," considered a better audience draw, to get the slot), a serial killer ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, Ken Sylk

Votes: 39

51. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Best Judge Money Can Buy (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A dishonest judge (Phillip Mackie, Jr.) is found in his car, dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. Though no marks of restraint were found, Kojak suspects murder and begins to investigate. A... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Telly Savalas, John Randolph, Walter McGinn, Melissa Murphy

Votes: 47

52. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Goodluck Bomber (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A serial bomber tagged by the papers as the "Good Luck Bomber," gives warning, leaves mocking notes, and constructs devices which the bomb squad is unable to defuse. He seems to have no ... See full summary »

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Jack Ging, Richard Bradford, Dan Frazer

Votes: 44

53. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Only Way Out (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A boy asks Kojak to find his father who's gone missing. What they don't know is that he is being held captive.

Director: Joel Oliansky | Stars: Telly Savalas, Lee Montgomery, John Hillerman, Dan Frazer

Votes: 65

54. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Web of Death (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A police detective kills a Manhattan lawyer, after setting up an elaborate alibi for himself. First, Nick Ferro lets Pinky, who he just busted on the street, inject some horse the junkie ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Telly Savalas, Hector Elizondo, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 101

55. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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While catching a pair of burglars breaking into an apartment, Kojak and his detectives stumble across an apparent plan by the prostitute occupying the apartment to kill her lover. But ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 33

56. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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If you were falsely arrested for a crime, who would you trust? The cops or a friend who bails you out of jail? When small time criminal Hawthorn Yantzee is suspected of murder, Kojak is ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Telly Savalas, Roger Robinson, Harrison Page, Dan Frazer

Votes: 46

57. Frontier (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.8
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An unglamorized look at the settling of the American West with pioneers dealing with the elements, beset with nefarious characters and other problems that test their fortitude.

Stars: Walter Coy, Scott Forbes, Dabbs Greer, Jack Kelly

Votes: 20

58. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Shield for Murder: Part 1 (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A young man is killed by police after he attempts to kill an assistant district attorney at a courthouse. Kojak learns that the young man was a boyfriend of an ice skater who is in prison ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 39

59. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Acts of Desperate Men (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A lonely bookkeeper becomes involved in a young man's quest for revenge against those who wronged his father.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Eugene Roche, Bruno Kirby, Dan Frazer

Votes: 42

60. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Both Sides of the Law (1976)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Kojak competes with a world-famous criminologist to recover five priceless Rembrandt drawings.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 41

61. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Loser Takes All (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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What a tangled web: a wife (Paula Thomas) who's having an affair with a classy crook (Michael Hagar), her husband Waverley who eavesdrops on them through a vent, a police informer (Benny) ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Telly Savalas, Leslie Nielsen, Ja'net DuBois, Roger Robinson

Votes: 48

62. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Even retiring as an actress does not stop paparazzi from pursuing her, especially Joe Paxton. Diane sets up a fake jewel theft and kidnapping to elude him when she returns from Paris. When ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Benson | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 36

63. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Requiem for a Cop (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The entire precinct is shocked when one of their most trusted officers, Tom Donnoly is shot dead carrying $10.000 in his pocket. Kojak has just 48 hours to clear Donnoly's name and make sure he gets buried with honors.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Telly Savalas, Louise Latham, Michael Margotta, James Luisi

Votes: 77

64. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Siege of Terror (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A robbery of armored car guards morphs into a deadly hostage standoff, with bulldog Lt. Theo Kojak as the negotiator. Half the Talaba Brothers gang escapes with the cash, but when the other... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Telly Savalas, Harvey Keitel, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 123

65. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Betrayal (1974)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Detective Calucci's arrangement with an informant has led to several busts, but Kojak thinks Calucci is being compromised.

Director: Telly Savalas | Stars: Telly Savalas, Paul Anka, Richard Romanus, Roger Robinson

Votes: 50

66. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Chinatown Murders: Part 1 (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Kojak races to stop a Mafia war, incited by Chinatown hoodlums. First, the young tong mobsters ripoff a knock-over of a Crespi family policy operation, by low-level soldiers of the Scalesi ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Michael Constantine, Sheree North, Tige Andrews

Votes: 56

67. Switch (1975–1978)
Episode: The Four Horsemen (1977)

60 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.8
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Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

Votes: 5

68. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Frame (1976)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Kojak arrests a thief, a long time nemesis, but can't find any incriminating evidence in his apartment. The thief then claims Kojak extorted $3,000.00 from him. While awaiting review from Internal Affairs, can Kojak clear his name?

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 36

69. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Question of Answers (1975)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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When local and federal officers want to catch a loan shark, Kojak persuades a boyhood friend to go undercover as part of a deal to dismiss a case pending against him. Pressure mounts as the... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 58

70. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: An Unfair Trade (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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An undercover street cop shoots and kills a Puerto Rican youth who was pointing a gun at his partner, but the boy's sister tells a different story of what happened, and the community accuses the police of covering up for the officer.

Director: Nicholas Sgarro | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 39

71. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Caper on a Quiet Street (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A year ago, a gang of thieves knocked over a bank, killed three people and got away with $6 million. They then split up, leaving one member to hide the loot. Now that the heat has died down... See full summary »

Director: Edward M. Abroms | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 35

72. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Conspiracy of Fear (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Kojak's operative, an undercover lawyer, is killed investigating endless opportunities for graft provided by an elaborate makeover for an inner city neighborhood. The hoods make the murder ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Larry Kert, Michael McGuire, Nicholas Colasanto

Votes: 63

73. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Everett Coughlin is a divorce attorney, a Satan in a business suit, who mercilessly harasses a cop (whose wife he represents). Even his client doesn't know some of the lawyer's tricks, such... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 38

74. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: In Full Command (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Kojak has cultured an informant to solve a series of gangland killings. An assistant chief inspector, often passed over for promotions, sees an opportunity to achieve the position of ... See full summary »

Director: Telly Savalas | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 48

75. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Justice for All (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Kojak has been recruited to be lead investigator for a powerful law firm--great salary and benefits. His involvement with a series of deaths due to "hot smack" leads him to believe the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Benson | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 35

76. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Marker to a Dead Bookie (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Lt. Kojak fails to bring down a wily heroin kingpin, so he ups the ante by putting himself up for sale, pretending he's got no shot at Captain's bars, so he's going for dirty money instead.... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: Telly Savalas, Roger Robinson, Val Avery, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 66

77. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: My Brother, My Enemy (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Rick Daly is a young, trigger-happy cop with good intentions to help people. In response to a knife-killing, he is too quick on the trigger and winds up killing a preteen boy. Kojak ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 75

78. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: No Immunity for Murder (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A man is killed, apparently by a prostitute and her partner, but Kojak begins to suspect that it is much more than a simple "Murphy job". As he investigates, he finds that federal ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 43

79. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: No License to Kill (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Kojak's efforts to stop a professional assassin are confounded by a jealous police lieutenant.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 35

80. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Best War in Town (1974)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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On his first day on the job, a young rookie cop gets into a shootout with a gang of mob killers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Telly Savalas, Mark Shera, David Doyle, Norman Burton

Votes: 42

81. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Trade-Off (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Kojak catches a big-time drug dealer with a massive amount of heroin. A call comes offering a trade: the evidence "disappearing" in exchange for Captain McNeil's wife who has been kidnapped... See full summary »

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Michael C. Gwynne, Mark Stevens, Dan Frazer

Votes: 47

82. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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While an accused thief sits in jail waiting for his lawyer to arrange bail, Kojak tries to decipher a phrase heard during an unsuccessful attempt to steal a paint company truck.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Robert Loggia, Dick O'Neill, Dan Frazer

Votes: 46

83. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Unwanted Partners (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Protection racketeers preying upon neighborhood bars fall out of favor with each other, leading to violent enforcement action taken against bar patrons and even an undercover detective ... See full summary »

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Brad Dexter, Carmine Caridi, Dan Frazer

Votes: 42

84. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: A Family Out of Us (1954)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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The son of an affluent couple, whose father has little time for him, joins the Cub Scouts.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Kenneth Tobey, Lurene Tuttle, David Saber

Votes: 7

85. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Long Way from Times Square (1975)

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Kojak and Crocker go to Nevada to execute a subpoena on Arnold Saxler to have him testify on the murder of a councilman for whose mobster murderer he worked but Saxler has root s in Nevada which cause difficulties for the NYPD pair.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 53

86. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Shield for Murder: Part 2 (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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As he continues to investigate the case of an ice skater imprisoned for killing her mother, Kojak is framed for attempting to intimidate an informant.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 38

87. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Very Deadly Game (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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When Kojak works with the FBI to apprehend a drug dealer. He sends one of his detectives to work with an FBI agent posing as buyers. When the dealer arrives he shoots both men and takes off... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Telly Savalas, Art Lund, Burr DeBenning, Roger Robinson

Votes: 47

88. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Die Before They Wake (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The deaths of a junkie and a television commentator put Kojak onto the trail of a drug/prostitution ring.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Telly Savalas, Harris Yulin, Jess Walton, Colby Chester

Votes: 83

89. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Lady Killer (1954)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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A mystery writer discovers she is marked for death.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Whitfield Connor, Walter Coy, James Flavin

Votes: 8

90. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Nursemaid (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A gun shop owner is coerced into obtaining a quantity of handguns for the hoodlums to whom he owes gambling debts. When a young gang member is killed and the weapon traced to his store, he ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Telly Savalas, Kay Medford, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 48

91. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: On the Edge (1976)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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An aging detective with a troubled home life is hard-driven to crack one last headline-grabbing case, even if it means breaking the rules to get it done.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 48

92. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: The White Ones Are Dolphins (1963)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Alex March | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 5

93. One of Our Own (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Dr Jake Goodwin is the chief neurosurgeon at a busy city hospital. As he makes his rounds, Goodwin becomes involved in a vast array of medical cases. Problems arise when a top doctor is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: George Peppard, William Daniels, Louise Sorel, Strother Martin

Votes: 25

94. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Close Cover Before Killing (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A greedy businessman (Morton Tallman) commissions an arson, but his partner Nick threatens to tell the police if it happens. Tallman kills his partner and turns a large bookcase over his ... See full summary »

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Alex Rocco, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 46

95. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Deliver Us Some Evil (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Kenny Soames, a friendly young delivery man for a local pharmacy, sets up a residence for a big heist and uses his delivery van for the getaway. He then plans to leave the country with his girlfriend and $100,000 from his confederates.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, John Ritter, Ruth McDevitt, Dan Frazer

Votes: 64

96. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: One for the Morgue (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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When mobster Michael X. Tomasso is shot during a speech all clues lead to a Harlem based rival. But Kojak suspects something fishy is going on and decides to dig deeper.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Telly Savalas, Roger Robinson, Art Metrano, Dan Frazer

Votes: 80

97. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Secret Snow, Deadly Snow (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A plastic surgeon is found dead in his car, apparently shot to death. A drug dealer is arrested, but Kojak is forced to let him go when the medical examiner informs him that the surgeon, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 43

98. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Slay Ride (1974)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A pair of suicides at the same hotel makes Kojak believe that they were actually murders as he finds connections between the victims. Discovering that a young Army wife had fallen from a ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Julie Gregg, Stephen McHattie, Dan Frazer

Votes: 61

99. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Sweeter Than Life (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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During a family party, Kojak's camera was stolen. When it turns up at a murder scene, Kojak discovers his nephew is an addict and was somehow involved. He pays a former boxer to oversee his... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 48

100. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Thanksgiving in Beaver Run (1953)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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The kidnapping of a boy by young toughs takes an unexpected turn when one of the hoodlums befriends the boy.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, William Campbell, Dick Foran, Hugh Corcoran

Votes: 8