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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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Although it is stated numerous times that Theo Kojak is of Greek heritage, the name "Kojak" is actually of Polish origin. Kojak's heritage was changed to Greek in order to match Telly Savalas' Greek heritage. 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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Referenced in Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979) See more »

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TV LEGAND
21 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Telly Savalas was a grizzled film and TV veteran when he got the spotlight in 1973, with KOJAK. It was a most deserved turn in the sun. Telly took this character and made it his own...the ethnicitity, the old world charm, the brains behind the tough NYPD detective lieutenant that had a genuine compassion for the crime victims he encountered. Telly was the man! The scripts were outstanding, especially in the first season, when penned by Jack Laird, Robert Foster and Halston Wells. The direction was cineamatic quality by the likes of Leo Penn, Jeannot Szwarc and Joel Oliansky. Memorable episodes as SIEGE OF TERROR, DEAD ON HIS FEET, LAST RITES FOR A DEAD PRIEST, THERAPY IN DYNAMITE...I could go on and on. It's also the breeding ground where James Woods, Steven Keats, Harvey Keitel and David Proval cut their small screen dramatic teeth. It's time for this TV legand to be released uncut and unedited on video.


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