A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Lt. Theo Kojak 117 episodes, 1973-1978
...  Capt. Frank McNeil / ... 117 episodes, 1973-1978
...  Det. Bobby Crocker 117 episodes, 1973-1978
...  Det. Stavros / ... 114 episodes, 1973-1978
Mark Russell ...  Det. Saperstein / ... 104 episodes, 1973-1978
Vince Conti ...  Det. Rizzo / ... 92 episodes, 1974-1978
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Lt. Theo Kojak is the main character in this popular television police drama. Kojak is a tough cop, but his trademark is a fondness for lollipops. Despite his difficult work, he tirelessly brings criminals to justice while staying upbeat and good-natured. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Who loves ya, baby?


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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Einsatz in Manhattan  »

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Telly Savalas was fifty-one-years-old when the show started. See more »

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In numerous occurrences of emergency vehicles responding, the distinctive tone of the Federal Signal 'Q' siren can be heard, even when it is not mounted. See more »

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Kojak: You can't corrupt it. And you know why? Because to corrupt it, you've got to show how corrupt you really are.
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Referenced in De Hollywood à Tamanrasset (1990) See more »

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We Need The Rest Of The Seasons On DVD For The Real Kojak
14 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Overall, this disappointed me because it wasn't the Kojak remembered until the final few episodes of this first season: you know, the "Who loves ya baby?" Kojak played so well by Telly Savalas.

It took half the episodes before Kojak even sucked on his first lollipop. In other words, the "Theo Kojak" as we remember him, took almost a year to develop and that took up most of this disk. I am hopeful that more seasons will come out on DVD because those would all be what I was looking for in the first place. So far, I haven't heard any word of that happening. Maybe this first season DVD did not sell well.

The last month of this season, when the shows got a lot more entertaining, were so not only because Kojak came to life but humor was injected with "Stavros" (George Savalas) and his pet plant "Shirley," as well as a few other neat touches.

One of the episodes in this first set interested me because it starred Lola Albright, the blonde who was a knockout on the old Peter Gunn television series. It was interesting to see her after a long absence. Speaking of women, this was the first look I had of Kojak's girlfriend who was something else - a great looker - but suddenly disappeared and never came back with no explanation!

The most interesting of the earlier shows was the one that featured James Woods as a student in a crime class. If you know Woods, you know he wound up playing an intense, evil guy.

The cast in here is good. Kojak's boss, "Frank" (Dan Frazer) was a good guy as was one of Kojak's assistants "Crocker" (Kevin Dobson) who got more screen time as the series went on. Stavros was always fun to watch, especially Kojak calling him "Curly" or "Fatso" or "Baldy."

Now that everything is on a roll, please, give us the rest of the series!


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