A bald fedora-wearing police lieutenant with a righteous attitude who enjoys lollipops battles crime and injustice in a big city with the help of his police squad.




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Series cast summary:
Ving Rhames ...  Lieutenant Theo Kojak 9 episodes, 2005
Michael Kelly ...  Detective Bobby Crocker 9 episodes, 2005
Chuck Shamata ...  Detective Henry Mussina / ... 9 episodes, 2005
Sybil Darrow ...  Detective Emily Patterson / ... 8 episodes, 2005
Roselyn Sanchez ...  ADA Carmen Warrick 6 episodes, 2005
Chazz Palminteri ...  Captain Frank McNeil 5 episodes, 2005
Black Child Black Child ...  Officer Tariq 4 episodes, 2005
Gene Mack Gene Mack ...  Gene / ... 4 episodes, 2005
Michelle Hospedales ...  Bartender / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Jeff Jones Jeff Jones ...  Jazz Club Manager 3 episodes, 2005
Kelly King Kelly King ...  Medical Examiner / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Michael A. Miranda Michael A. Miranda ...  Hector Desoto 3 episodes, 2005
Emilio Rivera ...  Diaz The King / ... 3 episodes, 2005
P. Rodney Barnes P. Rodney Barnes ...  Computer Image Tech. 2 episodes, 2005
Jude Beny ...  Femme Bartender 2 episodes, 2005
Craig Blair ...  Precinct Cop 2 episodes, 2005
Paula Boudreau ...  Helen Tallmer 2 episodes, 2005
Alexandra Castillo ...  NYPD Lazzerio 2 episodes, 2005
Christopher Lee Clements Christopher Lee Clements ...  Convict #4 2 episodes, 2005
Steve Coombes Steve Coombes ...  Convict #3 2 episodes, 2005
Dana Delany ...  Kate McNeill 2 episodes, 2005
Aidan Devine ...  Piper 2 episodes, 2005
Melissa DiMarco ...  Nancy Pastori 2 episodes, 2005
Craig Eldridge ...  Ron Tallmer 2 episodes, 2005
Brian Frank ...  Jimmy Pastori 2 episodes, 2005
Carlos A. González Carlos A. González ...  Munroe 2 episodes, 2005
Peter Graham Peter Graham ...  Jose 2 episodes, 2005
Ingrid Hart ...  Dee Monroe 2 episodes, 2005
Fiona Highet Fiona Highet ...  Heather Wagner 2 episodes, 2005
Jay Hunter ...  Convict #2 2 episodes, 2005
Noam Jenkins ...  Tommy Bale 2 episodes, 2005
Matthew Knight ...  Paulie Wagner 2 episodes, 2005
Angelica Lisk-Hann ...  Jazz Club Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Martin Roach ...  Det. Walters 2 episodes, 2005
Todd Sandomirsky ...  Jimmy 'Nails' Maguire 2 episodes, 2005
A.J. Saudin ...  Otis Raines / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Hannah Simone ...  Sexy Girl 2 episodes, 2005
Rob Smith Rob Smith ...  Dr. Tony Lewis 2 episodes, 2005
R. Kane Sumnabat R. Kane Sumnabat ...  Long Haired Thug 2 episodes, 2005
Rod Wilson ...  Asst. Warden Taverite 2 episodes, 2005


A bald fedora-wearing police lieutenant with a righteous attitude who enjoys lollipops battles crime and injustice in a big city with the help of his police squad.

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Just as in the original series (Kojak (1973)), Kojak drives a non police issue car. The new Kojak car is a silver Chrysler 300C complete with "Hemi" engine , the car is also equipped with state of the art LED police lighting. See more »


Followed by Kojak: Pilot (2005) See more »

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The GO word is quality
24 March 2005 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

The first episode of this show doesn't air until March 25th, but I managed to get my hands on the press kit, which contains (along with the press releases and the extremely creative promotional lolly-pops) the DVD of the 2-hour pilot, and if the subsequent shows are as well-written and absorbing as this initial offering, I will most certainly make damn sure I don't miss any of them.

I've always enjoyed Ving Rhames' work; he manages to bring humanity and substance to any role he undertakes, whether he's portraying a good guy, a bad guy, or anything in-between. Here, as the infamous Kojak, he's perfectly on the mark, managing to be tough without making it an ego thing, genuinely sensitive when it's called for, and thoroughly able to do what needs to be done (even if it's in conflict with the 'rules'). The part is tailor-made for him, and I would go so far as to say that if you'd never seen the original show, with Telly S. in the title role, you would swear the part was created FOR Rhames.

The pilot episode starts out good, gets better and better and still better, and by the time it was over, I was ready to sign up (in fact, I did - went to the USA Network's site and submitted my email so I could get the weekly newsletter). The plot has many traditional elements of the genre, of course, but it's the WAY it's done, the WAY it's written and executed that elevate it above the fray. I only hope the rest of the episodes live up to this initial offering. I have a feeling they will.

It's happened before here at IMDb that I've been the first person to post a comment on a movie or a show, but this is the first time that I've actually gotten to be one of the first 5 voters. It's an honor to be able to cast one of these first 5 votes for such a promising and inspired new venture.

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25 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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