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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Telly Savalas ...  Lt. Theo Kojak 117 episodes, 1973-1978
Dan Frazer ...  Capt. Frank McNeil / ... 117 episodes, 1973-1978
Kevin Dobson ...  Det. Bobby Crocker 117 episodes, 1973-1978
George Savalas ...  Det. Stavros / ... 114 episodes, 1973-1978
Mark Russell Mark Russell ...  Det. Saperstein / ... 104 episodes, 1973-1978
Vince Conti Vince Conti ...  Det. Rizzo / ... 92 episodes, 1974-1978
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Einsatz in Manhattan See more »

Company Credits

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(118 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Telly Savalas' real-life brother George had a supporting role as Detective Stavros. See more »

Goofs

Sometimes during a car chase, a car may explode after hitting something. This is improbable, since petrol is not explosive. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in George & Mildred: On the Second Day of Christmas (1978) See more »

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The origin of the lolly pop
6 February 2005 | by fmcvett1See all my reviews

The technical adviser, Detective Burton Armus was the guy that gave Telly the idea about the lolly pop. Burton was a detective working out of the 7th district homicide squad and advised the show. He went on in the film and TV industry as writer and director. A very special gut and I was proud to work with him for the short time I was there( the squad ). I met Telly on two occasions and when I told him that I was NYCPD he shook my hand and said he liked and respected our department. He was much like Jack Webb, anyone who met him , liked him because he was real. Hope the new show will be worth watching. We know it won't be the same, what re-make is?


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