Kojak: Season 1, Episode 16

Eighteen Hours of Fear (20 Feb. 1974)

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A young girl smuggles a stolen Canadian blank plate to New York in a leg cast. Her accomplice, an artist, is killed by a mob hit man but the girl manages to slip away from him at a hotel ... See full summary »

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Lynne Marta ...
Margaret 'Peggy' Farrell
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Lloyd Tatum (as Charles McCann)
Dan Frazer ...
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Jack Colvin ...
Cherneff
George Savalas ...
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Paula Victor ...
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Susan Blu ...
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Alex Fairbanks
Lou Tiano ...
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Darrell Zwerling ...
Burton Armus ...
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Jack Griffin ...
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A young girl smuggles a stolen Canadian blank plate to New York in a leg cast. Her accomplice, an artist, is killed by a mob hit man but the girl manages to slip away from him at a hotel thanks to a friendly traveling salesman. Kojak investigates the murder of the artist and the killers trail leads him straight to the innocent salesman from Encino. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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"Manhatten" is misspelled on Margaret 'Peggy' Farrell's driver's license. See more »

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Lt. Theo Kojak: The killer's got a 20 minute head start on us. How many homicides do you need? And you wanna wait for Forensic?
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The Salesman from Encino
27 November 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode of Kojak illustrates a time honored maxim that I've always tried to follow, never pass up an opportunity to mind your own business. That's something that Chuck McCann playing a visiting salesman from Encino.

When McCann saved Lynne Marta from Jack Colvin in a hotel bar the poor guy figures he's scored better than he had any right to ever dream. The problem is that Marta has some stolen Canadian plates from their mint and Colvin has just murdered her boyfriend when he tried to hold him up for a bigger share. Marta in fact is the one that smuggled them into the USA in a plaster leg cast ostensibly from skiing. She saw Colvin kill the boyfriend and she has one of the plates.

Two murders later in the 18 hours mentioned in the episode title and poor McCann's become a target.

With a little help on background from the RCMP by phone, Kojak and the Manhattan South Squad are pointed in the right direction.

Chuck McCann whom I remember so well hosting kid's television on a local New York station back in the day is one fine dramatic and comedy actor. Here the accent is on the former and you will believe that McCann should have looked that pretty gift filly in the mouth.


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