Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
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
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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 »
Although the series takes place in New Jersey, Los Angeles street signs and buildings are visible in outdoor scenes throughout the series. See more »
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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