Kojak: Season 3, Episode 18

Bad Dude (25 Jan. 1976)

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A hit man from Detroit is in town and Kojak races the clock to find the intended victim before it's too late.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Frazer ...
George Savalas ...
Salathiel Harms (as Rosey Grier)
'Shotgun Willie' Baine
Roger Robinson ...
Dee Timberlake ...
Dellia May
DeForest Covan ...
Vince Conti ...
Mark Russell ...


Crocker responds to a shotgun blast. He finds a "body" under a blanket, but it turns out to be a watermelon with an Afro wig on it. Kojak suspects a Detroit hit man called Shotgun Willie and soon realizes Willie is being pursued by a big, bad dude from California (Salathiel Harms). A Harlem mob boss called Silk is supposed to have put out a contract, but Kojak is always one step behind Harms. Is Harms a criminal or a "righteous dude"? Kojak must find out! Written by jeaneva

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The Outageous Early '70s On Display
16 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Looking back at the early-to-mid '70s, you can't help but cringe or laugh at the crazy time period, as this episode demonstrates. In here, it's the dress and the expressions of the day among blacks, but the same can be said for white people. The long hair and outrageous outfits might have been "cool" back then, but not now.

Ex-football star Rosey Grier is among the guest stars. Rosey should have stuck to football because he isn't much of an actor, although he's fun to watch as "Salathiel Harms," a bounty hunter from Los Angeles.

The wildest dude in this episode was crime kingpin (and "Harms" target) "Sylk," played by Bill Duke. You have to see this guy and hear him speak to believe it! Other characters included "Willie 'Shotgun' Baine" (Charles Weldson) and "Delia May" (Dee Timberlake).

The story can be a bit confusing at times but the odd characters in here make it worth watching.

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