Kojak (2005)
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A brutal serial killer is targeting prostitutes who have children. When he contacts police lieutenant Kojak to taunt him, the case becomes personal for him.


Eric Bross, Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)


Abby Mann (characters), Tony Piccirillo (as Anthony Piccirillo)




Episode credited cast:
Ving Rhames ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Roselyn Sanchez ... ADA Carmen Warrick
Michael Kelly ... Detective Bobby Crocker
Chuck Shamata ... Detective Henry Messina
Dean McDermott ... Detective Dan Riggins
Demetrius Joyette ... Darryl Harris
Peter MacNeill ... Col. Vincent Barnett
Tom Rooney Tom Rooney ... Howard Fletcher
Chazz Palminteri ... Captain Frank McNeil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacob L. Adams Jacob L. Adams ... Shop Foreman
Magdalena Alexander Magdalena Alexander ... Russian Prostitute
Lyriq Bent ... Billy Harris
Jude Beny ... Femme Bartender
Craig Blair ... Precinct Cop
Inga Cadranel ... Detective Washburn


A brutal serial killer is targeting prostitutes who have children. When he contacts police lieutenant Kojak to taunt him, the case becomes personal for him.

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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Rasierklingen Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Absolutely Wonderful!!! USA Screwed Up Big Time!!!!
6 August 2008 | by jazznationSee all my reviews

Although I never met Telly Savalas, he always impressed me as a person of style and compassion, it was quite evident in his acting prowess, and if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Ving Rhames' version of the series is the ultimate compliment, I would bet it all that if Mr. Savalas was alive to have seen this show, he would have been honored, Rhames was brilliant, the supporting cast, fantastic, I could care less about the ratings excuse, studio execs pull that stunt all the time with shows THEY don't like, what viewers of intelligent TV want is inconsequential to them, the same thing was said about the first season of "Hill Street Blues". but we all know how that turned out.

I also see the handwriting on the wall when it came to USA's unwillingness to bring "Kojak" back, but kept garbage like "Monk" and "Psyche", they've nothing to offer me since they canceled "Kojak". At least put the series on DVD, the excuse about it being canceled doesn't fly when I go into a video store and see "Day Break" and "Blade-The Series" on home video shelves, and this marvelous, under-appreciated work is marginalized and discarded.

At least the Sleuth Channel is streaming it online for the time being, but I want to see a reasonable time slot made available for it on their station.

Hint for TVOne or BET...Why didn't they step up and bring this series back? The CW? The MY/WB Network? This show should have enjoyed an extended run on somebody's network, but I smell what the entertainment industry in Hollywood is cooking...& it stinks.

Who loves ya, baby? Damn shame this show is gone.

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