Kojak (1973–1978)

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Lt. Kojak arrives in Budapest as a guest speaker for the 'International Crime Writers Conference'. Soon after he starts enjoying the pleasures that the city has to offer, he assists his old... See full summary »

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 Lt. Theo Kojak (118 episodes, 1973-1978)
Dan Frazer ...
 Capt. Frank McNeil / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Det. Bobby Crocker / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
George Savalas ...
 Det. Stavros / ... (115 episodes, 1973-1978)
Mark Russell ...
 Det. Saperstein / ... (105 episodes, 1973-1978)
Vince Conti ...
 Det. Rizzo / ... (92 episodes, 1974-1978)
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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>

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Who loves ya, baby?


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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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The series was translated to Hungarian in the 1970s. The actor who gave his voice to Kojak, László Inke, resembled Telly Savalas so much that a movie was shot in which he actually played Kojak (Kojak Budapesten (1980)). While the original series is in color, the Hungarian film is black and white. Also, according to the film's plot, Kojak was born in Hungary, and had been a very clumsy cop before emigrating. See more »

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Sunday night action on CBS back in the 70's
26 September 2002 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I remember this show like the back of my hand going through the dimensions of time and space itself. My dad and my cousins used to watch this show all the time when it came on Sunday nights(originally when it ran on CBS-TV during 1973-78,where it was on at 9:00pm/EST) which it ran for five great seasons. Telly Savalas was the undisputed king of detectives as N.Y. Lt. Theo Kojak who had a sense of style and grace,who had the lollipops,was a ladies man with a sense of family values and drove that great big gas-gussing Buick for a cop car around the slimy streets of Manhattan and all parts of the city. Kojak had a knack for solving crimes his own way and bringing in the baddies with his old Greek standards mixed in with the Noo Yawk(New York)attitude.

However,the stories that made that show were some of the best ever since some of the episodes dealt with racial issues,police corruption, women's rights,and the harrowing issue of alcoholism and drugs. However,several of the guest stars who appear on the show were just starting out but in turn had some grand performances including up and coming actors like Harvey Keitel and Paul Micheal Glaser(aka Starsky from Starsky and Hutch)and regulars like Esther Rolle,John Amos(Good Times),and Haywood Nelson(What's Happening!). Great cop show while it lasted,and to this day I still have the original "Kojak" game from Milton Bradley for the heyday(circa,1975).

PS-Only several of the episodes are out on video. Catch some of the best.


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