Lt. Kojak fails to bring down a wily heroin kingpin, so he ups the ante by putting himself up for sale, pretending he's got no shot at Captain's bars, so he's going for dirty money instead.... See full summary »

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Lt. Kojak fails to bring down a wily heroin kingpin, so he ups the ante by putting himself up for sale, pretending he's got no shot at Captain's bars, so he's going for dirty money instead. Theo Kojak's top undercover operative Gil sets up an elaborate scam with the dealers, where the heroin Gil seized from Janis will be traded back to the smugglers, and bags of sugar will be put in their place in the Manhattan South property locker. But Janis connives to switch the deal around, so he has his own personal Theo on the inside, on the take. Written by David Stevens

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The end credits spelled the last name of the character played by George Savalas as Stravros instead of Stavros. See more »

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Lt. Theo Kojak: [chuckles] When I was a kid on the East Side, we used to go fishing in the East river to see who could catch the ugliest thing. Look at me, I got first prize. I got me a dead East Side gorilla.
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A very big fish
5 April 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Semi-regular Roger Robinson is a key figure in this Kojak story as he sets up an elaborate drug bust and nets himself a lot of heroin, but not the key man, one very prominent racketeer played by Val Avery. This guy is one big fish that Telly Savalas wants bad.

Much as I like the show and the characters the whole premise of the show is that Kojak while one colorful guy is totally incorruptible. Try as Telly Savalas does and as elaborately as Roger Robinson bates the trap I could never buy a corrupt Kojak. I doubt whether the audience in 1974 bought it either.

The bad guys know what a straight shooter Kojak is and so does the TV audience.


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