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 ...
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 "Light Duty Officer" who is a guard outside the District Attorney's office is played by Naked City (1958), who was Det. Frank Arcaro in the classic cop drama Naked City (1958), filmed entirely in New York City, which ran for 5 seasons. 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 »
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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