Kojak (1973–1978)
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A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves 

Former New York cop Vince LaGuardia (and old friend of Kojak) is now living in Las Vegas. When a wanted counterfeiter is murdered, LaGuardia's investigation involves the activities of a hood and an evangelist. Pilot for an unsold series.

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... Lt. Theo Kojak
... Capt. Frank McNeil
... Det. Bobby Crocker
... Det. Stavros
... Julie Loring
... Lt. Follmer
... Frank Raynor
... Joe Torrey (as Ed Barth)
... Det. Vince LaGuardia
Jay Varela ... Sam Lopez
... Margaret McCune
... Burgess
Dean Santoro ... Walter
... Scott
David Knapp ... Thackery
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Former New York cop Vince LaGuardia (and old friend of Kojak) is now living in Las Vegas. When a wanted counterfeiter is murdered, LaGuardia's investigation involves the activities of a hood and an evangelist. Pilot for an unsold series.

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14 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Vincent Gardenia is smoking a DiNobili cigar. The same type he was smoking in Death Wish . See more »

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Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
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Vincent Gardenia Stars
23 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This episode was unique in that "Kojak" wasn't the main cop. No, that role was played by Vincent Gardenia, a well-known actor to those in the '70s. Gardenia played "Det. Vince LaGuardia." an ex-detective who moved to Las Vegas for his grandson's health (asthma).

The story involves Theo and the Mahattan South bureau when LaGuardia calls Kojak about a certain crook that was caught at the gambling tables. It turns out this guy was a big-time counterfeiter and it appears some big "job" is in the works here in Vegas.

There is quite a bit to this story which involves several interesting characters, one played by veteran actress Eileen MGovern. The loving relationship between LaGuardia and his grandson is also nice to see.

Overall, a very interesting episode and worth seeing.


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