Kojak (1973–1978)
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Last Rites for a Dead Priest 

Kojak and his men are after a gang of a jewel thieves. The bag-man was shot and identified but is still on the run. So Kojak figures his accomplices will try to get to the man before the cops find him.

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Gabe
Vince Martorano ...
Vince
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Clyde
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Richard Karlan ...
Henshaw
Michele Nichols ...
Barbara Underwood
Jack Manning ...
Benoit
Rafael López ...
Bellboy (as Rafael Lopez)
John Gilgreen ...
Porter
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Furniture Man
Frenchia Guizon ...
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Kojak and his men are after a gang of a jewel thieves. The bag-man was shot and identified but is still on the run. So Kojak figures his accomplices will try to get to the man before the cops find him.

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23 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Vince: Hey, let me put it to you, Lieutenant. Do I look like the kind of a man who would keep company with a priest, huh?
[snickers]
Sgt. Al Vine: You'll be keeping company with the chaplain up at Sing-Sing for the next 20 or 30 years if you don't open up.
Vince: On an armed robbery rap?
[laughs in his face]
Lt. Theo Kojak: [laughing as well] As an accessory to murder, coochy-coo.
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Did he really expect to get help with no criminal records
6 April 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jackie Cooper who plays a master crook who disguises himself as a Catholic priest gives one outstanding performance in this Kojak episode about a jewel heist. Cooper plans the heist and of course it ends up a bust thanks to Telly Savalas and the Manhattan South Squad.

I have to say it was rather unrealistic to have expected to ask for and get for this kind of work people with no criminal record. Yet that's what Cooper wants and the fact he doesn't get them is one of the reasons his plan goes awry.

Another reason is his paranoia. Someone recognizes him while he's casing the scene of the crime and Cooper kills him. That puts Manhattan South in the picture more than ever. In fact two other people are killed in the course of the story.

Cooper is shown to be a meticulous planner. But you can't account for everything.


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