The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Det. Tony Baretta (82 episodes, 1975-1978)
 Billy Truman (44 episodes, 1975-1978)
 Rooster / ... (33 episodes, 1975-1978)


Tony Baretta is a street-smart, maverick undercover cop with the NYPD, who won't hesitate for a second to toss the rule book out the window if it stands between himself and taking some bad guy off the street. His unconventional methods often land him in hot water with his boss (Inspector Schiller, later Lt. Brubaker), but as long as Baretta was getting the job done, there wasn't much they could do. Ex-cop Billy and Huggy Bear-wannabe Rooster were Baretta's main men on the street, and Fred was his pet cockatoo. Written by Marty McKee <>

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17 January 1975 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Robert Blake was a Little Rascal for years before he was Beretta. Later he was implicated in an infamous murder trial. See more »


Although the series takes place in New Jersey, Los Angeles street signs and buildings are visible in outdoor scenes throughout the series. See more »


Baretta: And you can take that to the bank!
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Women of Questionable Morals (2005) See more »


Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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A great show but...

I agree with most of the other comments. That's a brilliant cop series, with a unusual character. But I must also say that the social worker cop side of this Baretta character annoyed me a lot, especially in the last episodes. It annoyed me at a scale you can't even imagine. I almost stopped seeing the show. If I want to see social line stories, I watch EAST SIDE WEST SIDE, which was an excellent, brilliant TV show. I have nothing against social stories, so close to reality, but a cop show must remain a cop show. It can speak of social background, settings, but it also must remain a cop, crime show. One of the highlight of the whole series is in the last season: STONE CONSPIRACY, where Baretta is falsely accused of bribery and has to face rogue cops, including his own friend. With a very unexpected ending. A story that leaves you a copper taste in the mouth. Excellent.

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