Kojak (1973–1978)

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

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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 / ... (104 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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Einsatz in Manhattan  »

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

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Kojak: Who loves ya, baby?
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part time capsule, part Hollywood, part timeless sam spade
11 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This series, a vehicle for star Telly Savalas, stands out in my mind as becoming more as it developed. The location filming in NY jogs memories of those who visited or lived in the city at that time. The plots frequently involved The Mob, which reflects the time. Some stories were patently unrealistic, but every time I'd complain about such, the camera would move into the street and that winter grating steam would wind around the sound of shoe leather, giving a pretty good suggestion of Dashielle Hammett (sp?). Interesting guest stars would occasionally show up, George Savalas proved a very natural actor and some of the humor appeared unforced and ad lib. A better show than much of the drivel in that decade.


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