Christmas Eve is anything but peaceful for Kojak and his men. A woman is convinced her boyfriend is going to commit some kind of crime-but she doesn't know what; and a jealous husband is looking to ...
Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
Television series about a wealthy mystery man who runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in... See full summary »
Lt. Theo Kojak is the main character in this popular television police drama. Kojak is a tough cop, but his trademark is a fondness for lollipops. Despite his difficult work, he tirelessly brings criminals to justice while staying upbeat and good-natured.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
The series was translated to Hungarian in the 1970s. The actor who gave his voice to Kojak, László Inke, resembled Telly Savalas so much, that a movie was shot in which he played Kojak (Kojak Budapesten (1980)). While the original series was in color, the Hungarian film was black and white. Also, according to the film's plot, Kojak was born in Hungary, and had been a very clumsy cop before emigrating. See more »
In numerous occurrences of emergency vehicles responding, the distinctive tone of the Federal Signal 'Q' siren can be heard, even when it is not mounted. See more »
You can't corrupt it. And you know why? Because to corrupt it, you've got to show how corrupt you really are.
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part time capsule, part Hollywood, part timeless sam spade
This series, a vehicle for star Telly Savalas, stands out in my mind as becoming more as it developed. The location filming in NY jogs memories of those who visited or lived in the city at that time. The plots frequently involved The Mob, which reflects the time. Some stories were patently unrealistic, but every time I'd complain about such, the camera would move into the street and that winter grating steam would wind around the sound of shoe leather, giving a pretty good suggestion of Dashielle Hammett (sp?). Interesting guest stars would occasionally show up, George Savalas proved a very natural actor and some of the humor appeared unforced and ad lib. A better show than much of the drivel in that decade.
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