Kojak: Season 1, Episode 22

The Only Way Out (8 May 1974)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 53 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A boy asks Kojak to find his father who's gone missing. What they don't know is that he is being held captive.



(created by), , 1 more credit »
Watch Episode
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 images
created 07 Jan 2014

Related Items

Search for "The Only Way Out" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Only Way Out (08 May 1974)

The Only Way Out (08 May 1974) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kojak.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 23 of 118 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode complete credited cast:
David Hecht (as Lee H. Montgomery)
Mark Gallant
Dan Frazer ...
Paul Jenkins ...
Timmy Oakes
Joshua Bryant ...
Simon Hecht
George Savalas ...
Det. Stavros (as Demosthenes)
Dori Brenner ...
Miss Rosenberg
Howard Platt ...
Roy Benson
Linda Weeks ...
Paula McKeown
Katherine Theodore ...
Melinda (as Katy Theodore)


A boy asks Kojak to find his father who's gone missing. What they don't know is that he is being held captive.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 May 1974 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Mark Gallant: You were hired to take care of an emergency in case it arose, not to create one to give yourself something to do.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Judas Goat Lawyer
6 December 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the best episodes of Kojak I remember seeing when it was first out was this one concerning a widower father and his son played respectively by Joshua Bryant and Lee Harcourt Montgomery. When Bryant who said he was working late doesn't show up at all, young Montgomery goes down to Manhattan South and talks to the detectives. One Theo Kojak is intrigued by his story.

Even though it's not technically the 48 hours required for a missing person's report, Kojak has Stavros take one anyway. This is a person of regular habits who is always there for his kid. A little investigation shows that Bryant who is a small time attorney with a practice in real estate law manages some property for a man who is a notorious swindler and fugitive.

The swindler's bigtime criminal attorney John Hillerman is planning to doublecross his boss who is flying back to the states to give himself up and name some names. Bryant is being used essentially as a Judas Goat so the fugitive feels he's among friends and then they're to be killed.

Highlight of the episode is Lee Harcourt Montgomery. He comes across as a real kid as opposed to some Hollywood type kid. His performance is poignant and touching. It makes this one of the best Kojak episodes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Complete series on DVD MrNiceSpy
Your Top Ten favorite Kojak episodes please? hrtonslv
Five reasons Why I Like This Show kokopop-3
Was Hollywood that misinformed about guns back then? jakko930
Kojak's car holger-tax
lollipop starsrpunk
Discuss The Only Way Out (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: