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Baretta 

The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Blake ...  Det. Tony Baretta 82 episodes, 1975-1978
Tom Ewell ...  Billy Truman 44 episodes, 1975-1978
Michael D. Roberts ...  Rooster / ... 33 episodes, 1975-1978
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Storyline

Tony Baretta is a street-smart, maverick undercover cop with the NYPD, who won't hesitate for a second to toss the rule book out the window if it stands between himself and taking some bad guy off the street. His unconventional methods often land him in hot water with his boss (Inspector Schiller, later Lt. Brubaker), but as long as Baretta was getting the job done, there wasn't much they could do. Ex-cop Billy and Huggy Bear-wannabe Rooster were Baretta's main men on the street, and Fred was his pet cockatoo. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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ROBERT BLAKE stars as an explosive new character! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Баретта See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Baretta had a pet white Cockatoo named Fred. One of Fred's favorite lines was "Abandon ship! Abandon ship!" See more »

Goofs

Although the series takes place in New Jersey, Los Angeles street signs and buildings are visible in outdoor scenes throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

Baretta: Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
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Soundtracks

Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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We all learned a valuable lesson from watching this show ~ that we should not do the crime if we can't do the time.
26 February 2019 | by Cinephiliac7000See all my reviews

I also learned not to go to bed with a price on my head. That I should also always keep my eye on the sparrow when the going gets narrow. That I shouldn't roll the dice if I can't pay the price, and that I should never run my feet down a dead-end street. Solid lessons. The way TV used to be.


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