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Director:
Writers:
John Loftus (novel)
Abby Mann (creator)
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Release Date:
16 February 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Lieutenant Theo Kojak teams up with Dana Sutton, a comely federal agent, to uncover a conspiracy reaching back to the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Telly Savalas ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak

Suzanne Pleshette ... Dana Sutton

Max von Sydow ... Peter Barak (as Max Von Sydow)
Herbert Berghof ... Buchardt
Dan Frazer ... Captain Frank McNeil

Betsy Aidem ... Elissa Barak

Alan Rosenberg ... Lustig
Charles Brown ... Captain Julius Gay
George Savalas ... Stavros

David Leary ... Chris Kennert
Harry Davis ... The Rabbi
Rita Karin ... Mrs. Fitzev
Mark Russell ... Saperstein (as Mark B. Russell)
Vince Conti ... Det. Rizzo
Margaret Thomson ... Secretary
Otto von Wernherr ... Bodyguard (as Otto Von Wernherr)

James Handy ... Federal Agent #1

Dan Lauria ... Federal Agent #2

Clarence Felder ... Det. Kelly
Martin Shakar ... Assistant D.A.
Noberto Kerner ... Nicolae Kastenov
Herman Schwedt ... Vadim Sevatsky
José Angel Santana ... Ristivo (as Jose Santana)
Adam Klugman ... Lane
Michael Longfield ... Sergeant
Sal La Pera ... Vladimir Fitzev
Brian Keeler ... Film Editor
Lidia Prochnicka ... Mourner (as Lydia Prochnicka)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

R.J. Adams ... Ferderal Agent Meris (uncredited)
Nick Conti ... Judge (uncredited)

Reginald VelJohnson ... Policeman at Court (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Markowitz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Loftus  novel "The Belarus Secret"
Abby Mann  creator
Selwyn Raab  book
Albert Ruben  written by

Produced by
James Duff McAdams .... executive producer (as James McAdams)
Albert Ruben .... producer
Michael Scott .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Conlan 
Barry De Vorzon 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Metzger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Katherine Wenning 
 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Bianchi 
 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
 
Costume Design by
John Boxer 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Borgo .... hair stylist (as Gabe Borgo)
Irv Buckman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Rauch .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Nathalie Vadim .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nathan Boxer .... sound (as Nat Boxer)
Dan Lieberstein .... supervising sound editor
 
Casting Department
Joy Todd .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Guy Tanno .... costume supervisor
Rose Trimarco .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Judith Blume .... editorial coordinator
 
Music Department
James E. Morris .... music editor
 
Other crew
John Loftus .... technical advisor
Jackie McEvoy .... production coordinator
Edward R. Murrow .... voice
Selwyn Raab .... development (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Last appearance of Dan Frazer as Frank McNeil, George Savalas as Stavros, Mark Russell as Saperstein, and Vince Conti as Rizzo.See more »
Quotes:
Dana Sutton:Who loves ya, baby?See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows "Kojak" (1973)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Nicely Filmed, But TV Series Kojak Was More Fun To Watch, 30 November 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This was a full-length movie featuring the television series star "Kojak," played by Telly Savalas. He made the fictional New York city detective a pretty famous person. This movie came later but the lollipop-sucking "who loves ya, baby?" wise-cracking cop was not that in this movie. His partner, "Crocker" wasn't in here, either, and his boss "Frank" only made an appearance at the end. All of that didn't make this as attractive a film as it should have been. Also, at least for me, I didn't find the deep raspy-voiced overdone eye make-upped Suzanne Pleshette to be an attractive female lead. Almost any other woman would have been this more tolerable to watch.

Despite all of the above, Salavas and the story were still pretty entertaining and the movie was filmed nicely, meaning nice photography, better than the TV series and a big cut above most made-for-TV movies. That, and some dramatic music, helped make this worth watching. However, it's not worth keeping. If you like Kojak, you're better off waiting for the TV series to come out on DVD. The first season was issued, but where's the rest?

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