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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A different kind of cop See more »

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Crime | Drama

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The theme song "Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow" was initially instrumental. In later seasons lyrics were added that were sung by Sammy Davis, Jr. 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: And you can take that to the bank!
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Connections

Referenced in Rhoda: Kiss Your Epaulets Goodbye (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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7 May 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

As with most police shows that were on during the 70's this was one of those that threw police procedure out the window and the main character was a maverick police detective who went by his own set of rules. I think the most memorable thing about this show was the bird and every episode followed the same formula. Too bad though. Robert Blake was a great actor that rose above his child actor days to have a great career.


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