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The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973)

A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Abby Mann, Selwyn Raab (book)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Marjoe Gortner ... Teddy Hopper
José Ferrer ... Jake Weinhaus (as Jose Ferrer)
Ned Beatty ... Det. Dan Corrigan
Allen Garfield ... Mario Portello
Lorraine Gary ... Ruthie
Roger Robinson ... Bobby Martin
Harriet Karr Harriet Karr ... Cindy
Gene Woodbury Gene Woodbury ... Lewis Humes
William Watson ... Det. Matt Black
Val Bisoglio ... Det. Jacarrino
Antonia Rey ... Rita Alvarez
Chita Rivera ... Josie Hopper
Bruce Kirby ... Sgt. Dan McCartney
Robert Walden ... Mr. Fisher
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Storyline

A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mordfall Marcus-Nelson See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Telly Savalas' real-life brother George Savalas appears in this film, but playing a different character to the Det. Stavros character he would play throughout the later Kojak TV series. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Theo Kojack drives to Lewis Humes's party, a camera shot inside his Ford Torino shows the car has a plastic, sport side-view mirror on the driver's door. When he arrives and parks to proceed to the party, the Torino now has a metal, square, chrome, side-view mirror on the driver's door. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Theo Kojak: I remember the first time I walked the beat. I felt we were doing the most wonderful job in the world. I thought of us as watchers of the city, protecting what was best in it. Some people say the community gets the police force it deserves. I say the police force is the community.
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Connections

Followed by Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Give Me A Road I Can't Walk
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Bobby Russell
Sung by Andy Kim
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Excellent
4 June 2006 | by richardsmith5000See all my reviews

I agree with the other comment on this-I feel this is an excellent film and, when i voted for this film I noticed that many of the high votes were by people roughly the same age as me (18) who, like me, probably don't remember when this was originally shown- I feel this speaks volumes about how relevant and engaging this film remains after all these years... and don't get me wrong - I have hardly ever seen Kojak but this film as it stands on its own makes sense and is very good. I wont spoil the film but I'll just say that I also like how the film doesn't really have a definite answer and leaves the viewer to agree or disagree with the ending. I'd recommend buying this if you can as It's a good price these days but still a great film.


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