A lonely bookkeeper becomes involved in a young man's quest for revenge against those who wronged his father.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Seymore Haywood
Keith Wicks (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
Det. Stavros (as Demosthenes)
Elaine Joyce ...
Jo Anne Yager
Robert Modica ...
Handleman (as Robert X. Modica)
Nick Dennis ...
Lorinne Vozoff ...
George Ball ...
Sam Corso


Why would a sniper target a mild-mannered accountant's boss Tyrone and associates, including an upper-level cop? The accountant (Seymore Haywood) feels he has lived a useless life and begins his own investigation. Kojak suspects Haywood of being involved and brings him in for questioning; his landlady provides an alibi. Kojak must now find someone else who might have a grudge against Tyrone and his silent partners. The gunman (Keith Wickes) threatens Haywood to give him the names because his father was killed so that the syndicate could get his valuable property. Haywood sympathizes with Keith's desire for vengeance and agrees to help him. Kojak is in a race to catch the sniper and keep Keith from completing the roster of conspirators. Written by jeaneva

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12 January 1975 (USA)  »

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Absolutely Riveting Story And Performances
2 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be one of the most riveting Kojak episodes of the first two seasons - just great stuff.

Of course, sniper killings usually make for interesting stories. This one has a twist to it, involving a second person The first person was fascinating to me because seeing Bruno Kirby Jr. at such age was almost a shock. He really looks young here, about 17-18 although he was around 25, and does an excellent job as "Keith Wicks," a man out for revenge for his father's killing two years earlier.

Eugene Roche plays the other man guest character: bookkeeper "Seymour Haywood." Now here is a man with serious mental problems. Roche, a fine actor whose name you might not know but whose face you would remember, really had to put the emotion in this guy. "Haywood" a little far out, but life is filled with many sad, complicated people who do strange things.

Anyway, those two characters are really memorable and drive Kojak and his boss crazy during this crime spree.

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