Kojak begins sucking lollipops, after a wheel-man brags he's in on a caper which will make the NYPD more laughable than the Keystone Kops. Soon, a fellow gang member ices Artie the driver ... See full summary »

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Ray Fromm
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Kojak begins sucking lollipops, after a wheel-man brags he's in on a caper which will make the NYPD more laughable than the Keystone Kops. Soon, a fellow gang member ices Artie the driver and dumps the corpse in a park. The gang member who jerked the trigger was only supposed to stash Artie out of town, so the gang leader's antsy that when Artie's body and belongings are discovered, the police will be on alert. Lt. Kojak keeps the murder out of the obits, but has no clue what the gang's target is. Loud-mouthed Artie owes a lot of people bread, and some tell Kojak's detectives that Artie'll cough up their cash on Monday. So Kojak has less than a week to foil the mammoth heist, plus his struggles to give up smoking make him even more caustic than usual. Written by David Stevens

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12 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Kojak's trademark lollypop makes its debut. See more »

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Valano: I got a cousin on the force in Denver. He says stakeout's his favorite duty.
Stavros: I think retirement's mine.
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Looking like the Keystone Cops?
31 March 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Marc Alaimo was the kind of a guy who with his big mouth didn't near and endear himself to a lot of people. But he's good at what he does as a wheel man in various criminal enterprises. He hints at being involved in a really big upcoming caper. Naturally when Alaimo is bumped off the ever alert Lieutenant Kojak goes to work.

The key here is the kind of heist being planned and the location. Had the crooks been successful the NYPD would indeed look like the Keystone Cops as Alaimo intimated. It's quite a well planned crime, but you know the Detective Squad at Manhattan South is more than up to it.

Note good performances by Richard Jordan as the mastermind and Yvonne Craig, TV's former Batgirl who has a very key assignment of deception.


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