Kojak (1973–1978)
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The Marcus-Nelson Murders 

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

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Lt. Theo Kojack
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Teddy Hopper
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Jake Weinhaus (as Jose Ferrer)
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Det. Dan Corrigan
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Mario Portello
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Ruthie
Roger Robinson ...
Bobby Martin
Harriet Karr ...
Cindy
Gene Woodbury ...
Lewis Humes
William Watson ...
Det. Matt Black
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Det. Jacarrino
Antonia Rey ...
Rita Alvarez
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Josie Hopper
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Sgt. Dan McCartney
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Mr. Fisher
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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.

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8 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Telly Savalas' real-life brother George Savalas appears in this film, but playing a different character to the Det. Stavros character he would play throughout the later Kojak TV series. See more »

Quotes

Jake Weinhaus: That's a nice woman, Saul. She managed to say goodbye even though I told her I couldn't save her son.
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Connections

Followed by Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Give Me A Road I Can't Walk
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Bobby Russell
Sung by Andy Kim
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Overlooked Gem
18 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This generation of film makers are afraid to make something like this now. Distributors wont touch it.This should not have been a TV movie. Academy award worthy across the board here. The direction, the cinematography, one heck of a script, and you can take your pick of the actors whose performances went past the heart and right for the gut. The subject matter supporting the Kojak mythology puts the film right up there with any top civil rights documentary. I first saw it as the " The 3:30 movie" on channel seven in Chicago back in 74.I didn't know what I was looking at until I studied the King event. Abby Mann later wrote and directed "King" but this script is as close as you will get to a saturated gritty matter-of -fact telling of a story that still rightly embarrasses the legal system. I always wondered why the networks never bothered to show it again. I see why...and so will you.


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