A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

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Abby Mann
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Telly Savalas ...  Lt. Theo Kojak 117 episodes, 1973-1978
Dan Frazer ...  Capt. Frank McNeil / ... 117 episodes, 1973-1978
Kevin Dobson ...  Det. Bobby Crocker 117 episodes, 1973-1978
George Savalas ...  Det. Stavros / ... 114 episodes, 1973-1978
Mark Russell Mark Russell ...  Det. Saperstein / ... 104 episodes, 1973-1978
Vince Conti Vince Conti ...  Det. Rizzo / ... 92 episodes, 1974-1978
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Storyline

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>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1974 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Einsatz in Manhattan See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(118 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kojak: 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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Referenced in Romance & Cigarettes (2005) See more »

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part time capsule, part Hollywood, part timeless sam spade
11 December 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

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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