Kojak (1973–1978)

TV Series  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,923 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 18 critic

A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 30 Jan 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kojak" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kojak (1973–1978)

Kojak (1973–1978) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kojak.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1978   1977   1976   1975   1974   1973  
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

McCloud (1970–1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter
Cannon (1971–1976)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman
Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Drama | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito
Kojak: Fatal Flaw (TV Movie 1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Investigating the murder of a writer responsible for a Mob exposé, Kojak discovers that the dead man's wife is an old flame.

Director: Richard Compton
Stars: Telly Savalas, Andre Braugher, Angie Dickinson
Ironside (1967–1975)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A pair of police detectives investigate cases in San Francisco.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins
Kojak: The Belarus File (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lieutenant Theo Kojak teams up with Dana Sutton, a comely federal agent, to uncover a conspiracy reaching back to the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Telly Savalas, Suzanne Pleshette, Max von Sydow
Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong
Kojak: Ariana (TV Movie 1989)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One of Kojak's old enemies uses Ariana, a young Greek girl, as bait to trap the legendary New York detective. Meanwhile, Kojak finds himself a brash young associate.

Director: Paul Krasny
Stars: Telly Savalas, Andre Braugher, Shari Headley
Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera
Kojak (TV Series 2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.

Stars: Ving Rhames, Michael Kelly, Chuck Shamata
Crime | Drama

Tough-talking New York Lieutenant Theo Kojak relies on his street smarts to catch criminals. Feature adaptation of the popular TV series.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Vin Diesel, Tipper Burton
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Lt. Theo Kojak / ... (118 episodes, 1973-1978)
Dan Frazer ...
 Capt. Frank McNeil / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
...
 Det. Bobby Crocker / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
George Savalas ...
 Det. Stavros / ... (115 episodes, 1973-1978)
Mark Russell ...
 Det. Saperstein / ... (104 episodes, 1973-1978)
Vince Conti ...
 Det. Rizzo / ... (92 episodes, 1974-1978)
Edit

Storyline

Lt. Theo Kojak is the main character in this popular television police drama. Kojak is a tough cop, but his trademark is a fondness for lollipops. Despite his difficult work, he tirelessly brings criminals to justice while staying upbeat and good-natured. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

kojak | detective | bald | city | police | See All (27) »

Taglines:

Who loves ya, baby?


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einsatz in Manhattan  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(118 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally, Abby Mann casted Marlon Brando for the lead role, but Telly Savalas took it anyway. See more »

Quotes

Kojak: You can't corrupt it. And you know why? Because to corrupt it, you've got to show how corrupt you really are.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hitman: Blood Money (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Theo Kojak kicked major ass and made the bald look cool
20 August 2003 | by (Near the heart of "Noo Yawk") – See all my reviews

Theo Kojak was and IS the epitome of cool. He was a top cop, he kicked major criminal ass, he sucked on lollipops to kick his smoking habit, and best of all, he maintained a crome-dome so cool and fashionable, Vin Diesel doesn't even come close! The late, great Telly Savalas brought to life Det. Kojak, and thus this creation was the precursor to all those hip "supercop" TV shows to come, with NASH BRIDGES bearing in mind. Who loves ya, baby? Kojak does.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Your Top Ten favorite Kojak episodes please? hrtonslv
Five reasons Why I Like This Show kokopop-3
Was Hollywood that misinformed about guns back then? jakko930
Kojak's car holger-tax
lollipop starsrpunk
Therapy in Dynamite robscoe49
Discuss Kojak (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page