The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.
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 Det. Tony Baretta (82 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Billy Truman (44 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Rooster / ... (33 episodes, 1975-1978)
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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 <mmckee@soltec.net>

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17 January 1975 (USA)  »

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(80 episodes)

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Trivia

Was originally intended as a continuation of the TV series Toma (1973), with Robert Blake replacing Tony Musante as Det. David Toma. When Blake balked at taking over an established role, a new series was created for him instead. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Baretta: And that's the name of that tune!
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Connections

Referenced in What Love Is (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Classic 70s Show
2 May 2003 | by (US of A) – See all my reviews



I used to love this show when I was a kid. From the theme song, Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow by Sammy Davis Jr. to the gritty world of a New York undercover cop, Baretta rocked. Robert Blake was perfect for this role. I always found this show to be far superior to Kojak which was on at roughly the same time. Who loves ya baby? Who cares? Baretta's on!


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