List of Kojak episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television series Kojak.

The first five seasons (Pilot + 118 ep.) were aired on CBS from 1973-1978. In the mid-1980s, 2 TV-movies were aired on CBS. 1989 brought what seemed to be revival of Kojak, the 6th season, in which Kojak had a rank of captain. The last season lasted until 1990 and consisted of 5 episodes; it was aired by ABC.

Series overview[edit]

Season Network Episodes Premiered: Ended:
Pilot CBS 1 March 8, 1973
1 CBS 22 October 31, 1973 May 8, 1974
2 CBS 25 September 15, 1974 March 9, 1975
3 CBS 24 September 14, 1975 March 7, 1976
4 CBS 25 September 26, 1976 March 22, 1977
5 CBS 22 October 2, 1977 March 18, 1978
TVMs CBS 2 February 16, 1985 February 21, 1987
6 ABC 5 November 2, 1989 April 7, 1990

DVD / Blu-ray releases[edit]

Product Episodes DVD release date Blu-ray
release date
United States (R1) United Kingdom (R2) Australia (R4)
Season 1 22 March 22, 2005 July 18, 2005 July 13, 2005 --
Season 2 25 September 27, 2011 April 26, 2010 -- --
Season 3 24 March 20, 2012 April 26, 2010 -- --
Season 4 25 May 1, 2012 29 August 2011 -- --
Season 5 22 September 11, 2012[1] 29 August 2011 -- --
TV Movies & Season 6 8 January 24, 2012 -- -- --
The Complete Series 125 -- -- -- --

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

"The Marcus-Nelson Murders" / Original air date: March 8, 1973

Kojak believes that a black youth who confessed to the murder of two white girls was coerced by his police interrogators and is innocent of the crime. This is the 90-minute pilot episode with Ned Beatty, Marjoe Gortner and Roger Robinson. It differs from later shows (different colleagues, precinct building, and a car never used later).

Season 1[edit]

1973–74

# Title Original Airdate
1 "Siege of Terror" October 24, 1973
Kojak (Telly Savalas) has two hours to free the hostages from three robbers in an Army surplus store. Harvey Keitel and James Sloyan guest star.
2 "Web of Death" October 31, 1973
A fellow detective, Nick Ferro, kills his wife's lover and tries to cover it up. Héctor Elizondo and Bruce Kirby guest star.
3 "One for the Morgue" November 7, 1973
Kojak is suspicious of anonymous tips suggesting that an underworld boss is attempting assassination of his rival which would lead to a mafia war. Art Metrano guest stars.
4 "Knockover" November 14, 1973
A murder victim's diamond ring compounds a homicide case with that of a big robbery. Lynette Mettey and Alex Rocco guest star.
5 "Girl in the River" November 21, 1973
Kojak suspects that the strangler of seven women has returned, when another girl dies in similar circumstances. Alan Fudge and James Keach guest star.
6 "Requiem for a Cop" November 28, 1973
Kojak races a 48-hour deadline to prevent the burial without honors of his old friend, an officer accused of corruption.Louise Latham, Michael Margotta and John Sylvester White guest star.
7 "The Corrupter" December 5, 1973
Kojak suspects that new store staff may be involved in murder of a jewelry store owner. Lola Albright, Scatman Crothers, Alfred Ryder, and Robert Webber guest star.
8 "Dark Sunday" December 12, 1973
The murder of a car thief reveals vital clues to a $500,000 heist. Richard Jordan, Yvonne Craig, and Marc Alaimo guest star.
9 "Conspiracy of Fear" December 19, 1973
Kojak tries to hold up an urban re-development project until he solves a murder case. Nicholas Colasanto, William Prince, Gretchen Corbett and Larry Kert guest star.
10 "Cop in a Cage" January 2, 1974
Freshly freed from prison, a criminal jailed by Kojak wants revenge and is targeting Kojak's niece on her wedding day. John P. Ryan and Sally Kirkland guest star.
11 "Marker to a Dead Bookie" January 16, 1974
Kojak pretends to be corrupted (buying even more expensive suits than usual and brand new Cadillac) - not without opposition from Capt. McNeil, who tries save as much police money he can - to catch a narcotics dealer in the act. Lorraine Gary guest stars.
12 "Last Rites for a Dead Priest" January 23, 1974
During a jeweler's convention, a jewel thief (Jackie Cooper) disguises as a priest in order to steal valuable gems.
13 "Death is Not a Passing Grade" January 30, 1974
While teaching a criminal justice class at a local college, Kojak embarrasses a student with a criminal background (James Woods), forcing him to leave a stolen item to have the upper hand in future classroom discussions. Pamela Hensley guest stars.
14 "Die Before They Wake" February 6, 1974
A junkie prostitute (Tina Louise) holds the key which would help solving the murder cases of her roommate and a local TV reporter. With Harris Yulin.
15 "Deliver Us Some Evil" February 13, 1974
A small time crook (John Ritter) prepares to pull a big robbery to flee a pending murder charge.
16 "Eighteen Hours of Fear" February 20, 1974
A woman (Lynne Marta) is coming back from winter holidays from Canada, smuggling two twenty Canadian dollar plates in her fake cast. Once she arrives in US she needs to run from the ex-partner in crime, who murdered her boyfriend and wants get the plates back. With Chuck McCann.
17 "Before the Devil Knows" February 27, 1974
A man has embezzled a million dollars in US Government bonds, and David and Kevin burgle the bonds from the safe in his high rise apartment. He wakes up, rushes out to his balcony, cuts the rope, and David falls to his death. Kojak taps the embezzler's phone and hears him hire a notorious hit man to kill Kevin so that he won't say who he stole the bonds from in retaliation for the murder of his partner David. Kojak has been after this hit man for many years, and he goes to Kevin with a proposition: Be a stool pigeon, sign a deposition, and return the bonds. In return Kojak looks the other way and Kevin "gets away in the confusion." Kojak catches the hit man, and the deposition will convict the embezzler. With Henry Darrow, Don Knight, and David White.
18 "Dead on His Feet" March 6, 1974
A detective (Harry Guardino) is hiding his terminal illness, while pursuing his partner's murderer. As he knows that he won't make it he's even more motivated to find a murder even if he'll have to pay the highest price. With Joanne Linville and Malachi Throne.
19 "Down a Long and Lonely River" March 20, 1974
A young psychologist asks Kojak for help after her fiancee (Paul Michael Glaser) attempts to settle an old score with the people who left him to take the whole responsibility for the crime which sent him to prison.
20 "Mojo" March 27, 1974
Kojak goes undercover as a chemist in order to expose the thieves who stole morphine from an insurance company, to sell it at an inflated price. With Ed Lauter.
21 "Therapy in Dynamite" April 10, 1974
A psychopathic bomber targets people who hurt his friend. Kojak must find link between victims in order to find suspect. With Dabney Coleman.
22 "The Only Way Out" May 8, 1974
A 12-year-old boy wants Kojak's help in locating his missing father. Case takes an interesting twist in which Kojak is not led to the kid's missing father, but to a thief who flied to Brazil with stolen $25 million. With John Hillerman.

Season 2[edit]

1974–75

# Title Original Airdate
23 "The Chinatown Murders (1)" September 15, 1974
A series of gang-member murders in Chinatown starts a war. Kojak finds out that those murders were blamed on rival gangs in order to take over the territory from old families by a new gang. Michael Constantine and Robert Ito guest star.
24 "The Chinatown Murders (2)" September 15, 1974
Kojak is in pursuit of the individuals who started a gang war.
25 "Hush Now, Don't You Die" September 22, 1974
A college girl has been kidnapped, taken to a warehouse and raped by two assassins. One is shot by another and the girl escapes. Her testimony would surely help find the other criminal but because of fear from publicly saying that she was raped, she's not going to police. Her father starts his own vendetta as he wants to kill other assassin by himself. Kojak must fight to find the truth about what actually happened that night.
26 "A Very Deadly Game" September 29, 1974
A fellow policeman from Kojak's precinct is killed on duty. Theo doesn't know that the murderer is a well known criminal pursued by the CIA, which is after him in a major fraud case. Kojak goes all the way to L.A., since he wants that criminal to be jailed for a murder, not a fraud. Burr DeBenning guest stars.
27 "Wall Street Gunslinger" October 6, 1974
Kojak takes a case about fake stocks on Wall Street, which includes also three murders. He goes undercover as a Greek millionaire to get into the office of a well-known broker and catch him when as soon as he tries to sell the stocks. When the thieves find out that the real Greek millionaire is in Venezuela, Theo is kidnapped. Alan Feinstein and Ben Masters guest stars.
28 "Slay Ride" October 13, 1974
In a hotel at an architects' convention, a couple of suicides occur. Kojak is convinced of a connection between the deaths. The story returns to a previous convention at which all of the victims were involved in a girl's rape and her sister's death. The dead girl was a soldier's girlfriend and he wants vengeance in finding (with the guidance of her sister) and killing all the people related to his girl's death. Stephen McHattie, Julie Gregg, Gordon Jump and Paul Benedict guest star.
29 "Nursemaid" October 20, 1974
A gun dealer is forced by a gang to sell them guns. Kojak, together with Crocker and Stavros, organize a raid on a gang-owned pub in which they find a vault with a large number of pistols. Kojak wants a dealer to testify against gang members, but the storekeeper is kidnapped and killed. A former gun-shop bookkeeper (Kay Medford) is also not so keen to testify, but Kojak warns that gang members will very likely find her soon, changing her mind. She's taken to a motel away from Manhattan but gangsters won't give up easily.
30 "You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler" October 30, 1974
A small-time criminal is suspected of murder but Kojak thinks he was framed and tries to find the real men responsible. The suspect doesn't want to cooperate but is eventually equipped with microphone and sent to his "friend's" flat to help the investigation and be set free.
31 "The Best Judge Money Can Buy" November 3, 1974
A judge died in odd circumstances and it's becoming obvious that he has been murdered, Kojak has to find out who did it, after coming to the conclusion that the judge was corrupted. The solution to the case rests in the hands of Mackie's father, likewise a judge who is upstanding before a moral dilemma when he needs to decide whether or not to set a known murderer free to cover up for his son's misdeeds. John Randolph and Abe Vigoda guest star.
32 "A Souvenir from Atlantic City" November 10, 1974
The only witness to a terrorist bombing also happens to be a police informer. In his efforts to locate the witness, Kojak must cooperate with a rival police precinct which is keeping the man under wraps. Meanwhile, the witness escapes custody to his sister just as the terrorist group El Compadre prepares to strike against him.
33 "A Killing in the Second House" November 17, 1974
A wealthy man hires a private detective to follow his wife as he suspects she has had an affair. The detective delivers photos in which the wife is seen with his assistant after the man kills himself. He wants to help the widow get the money from insurance company (and take his share, too), so he makes his ex-client's suicide looks like a murder. The case is given to Kojak, who knows the private detective is a former police detective from Kojak's precinct who has been laid off work after corruption accusations. With Dimitra Arliss and Martin Balsam.
34 "The Best War in Town" November 24, 1974
This is to be the first day of work for a rookie cop, but on the way to his precinct he sees men trying to strangle an individual. He tries to do the right thing, but quickly gets in over his head.
35 "Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die" December 1, 1974
The friend of a mental patient (Andrea Marcovicci) thinks he is protecting her by murdering her aggressive suitor.
36 "The Betrayal" December 15, 1974
An informant (Paul Anka) uses a detective to further his own criminal career. Directed by Telly Savalas. Paul Picerni guest stars.
37 "Loser Takes All" December 22, 1974
A woman's (Ja'net DuBois) husband is murdered during the diamond heist she plotted with her lover (Leslie Nielsen). Antonio Fargas also guest stars.
38 "Close Cover Before Killing" January 5, 1975
Kojak is puzzled when a prosperous businessman (Alex Rocco) suddenly is accused of murder and arson. Erik Estrada and David Ackroyd guest star.
39 "Acts of Desperate Men" January 12, 1975
A sniper systematically eliminates a mild-mannered accountant's (Eugene Roche) boss and his associates. Elaine Joyce and Bruno Kirby guest star.
40 "Queen of the Gypsies" January 19, 1975
A Gypsy woman (Zohra Lampert), witness to a bank robbery, recruits the thieves for a heist involving six banks in one day. Lampert was awarded an Emmy award for her work in the episode. Lane Smith guest stars.
41 "Night of the Piraeus" January 26, 1975
A belt stolen from a Greek sailor causes three murders, but a witness appears unconcerned. Norman Lloyd, Ivor Francis, and Thaao Penghlis guest stars.
42 "Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard" February 2, 1975
The murder of a Manhattan playgirl affects several lives, including Kojak's. With guest Priscilla Pointer.
43 "The Good Luck Bomber" February 9, 1975
A series of bombings involving devices that cannot be defused frustrates Kojak. With guest Jack Ging.
44 "Unwanted Partners" February 16, 1975
Crocker is torn when an old school chum is the prime suspect in the investigation of a protection racket.
45 "Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred" February 23, 1975
A thief tries unsuccessfully to steal a painter's truck, then sits in jail while his lawyer (Robert Loggia) fails to arrange bail.
46 "The Trade-Off" March 2, 1975
A narcotics dealer (Mark Stevens) facing prosecution kidnaps Capt. McNeil's wife and demands Kojak return the evidence.
47 "I Want to Report a Dream" March 9, 1975
A psychic (Ruth Gordon) reports to the police a dream in which she sees a murder committed; co-starring Tracy Reed.

Season 3[edit]

1975–76

# Title Original Airdate
48 "A Question of Answers (1)" September 14, 1975
A man tries to clear his name by helping Kojak trap a loan shark. Eli Wallach, Michael V. Gazzo, Jennifer Warren, Jerry Orbach, Allan Rich, and F. Murray Abraham guest star.
49 "A Question of Answers (2)" September 14, 1975
A man tries to clear his name by helping Kojak trap a loan shark.
50 "My Brother, My Enemy" September 21, 1975
Kojak resists outside pressures to protect a fellow detective (Sylvester Stallone) who accidentally shot a boy.
51 "Sweeter Than Life" September 21, 1975
Lt. Kojak asks an ex-addict (Neville Brand) to help his nephew, who seems to be hooked on drugs and involved in a murder.
52 "Be Careful What You Pray For" October 5, 1975
Crocker lectures female students on rape at a Catholic school, while two Puerto Rican brothers attack a priest during a truck heist.
53 "Secret Snow, Deadly Snow" October 12, 1975
Kojak is determined to nail a big-time drug dealer who shot a plastic surgeon, even though the man was already dead from what they at first believe to be natural causes.
54 "Life, Liberation, and the Pursuit of Death" October 26, 1975
A woman who witnesses a body being dumped into the harbor is so fragile that the killer tries to use psychology against her in order to eliminate her. With William Katt.
55 "Out of the Frying Pan…" November 2, 1975
A veteran cop, battling alcoholism and demoted after being held responsible for the shooting death of a friend, impedes Kojak's murder investigation as he tries to clear his name and win back his gold shield. With Eugene Roche.
56 "Over the Water" November 09, 1975
After Kojak breaks up a barroom brawl he started, a mobster's son puts out a contract on Kojak's life.
57 "The Nicest Guys on the Block" November 16, 1975
A colleague of Kojak's, Detective Weaver, discovers that a former high school buddy is now involved in fencing a million dollars worth of stolen diamonds.
58 "No Immunity for Murder" November 23, 1975
Refusing to believe that a prostitute and her partner are responsible for a bookkeeper's murder, Kojak runs afoul of the FBI when he tries to investigate. With Gregory Walcott and Robert Alda.
59 "A Long Way from Times Square" November 30, 1975
Kojak and Crocker head to Cory County, Nevada to pick up a witness, but encounter trouble in town. With Judy Kaye.
60 "Money Back Guarantee" December 7, 1975
The murder of a patrolman plunges Kojak and staff on the trail of a stolen car ring, which owes its success to the willingness of its victims. With David Ogden Stiers.
61 "A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves" December 14, 1975
A former detective (Vincent Gardenia), now with the Las Vegas police force, collars a "retired" counterfeiter and calls his ex-boss, Kojak, to come get his prisoner, only to have someone prefer him dead. With Eileen Brennan.
62 "How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars" December 21, 1975
On Christmas Eve, Kojak and colleagues find their hands full after a distraught husband mistakenly tries to shoot a woman who looks like his wife. With Veronica Hamel.
63 "The Forgotten Room" January 4, 1976
When a Greek immigrant is accused of murdering a prostitute, Kojak meets resistance from his employer, a widowed Greek woman.
64 "On the Edge" January 11, 1976
A detective's (Forrest Tucker) obsession with his work is jeopardizing his family life, his career and a case involving the head of a stolen jewelry racket.
65 "A Wind from Corsica" January 18, 1976
Dominic Bruno unknowingly catches a highly communicable disease from his dying brother, an escaped convict, who makes Bruno promise to kill the man who framed him.
66 "Bad Dude" January 25, 1976
A man (Roosevelt Grier) seems to be purposefully setting himself up as a target for a hired killer, and doesn't want the police to interfere.
67 "A Grave Too Soon" February 1, 1976
Kojak puts the pressure on a known member of an organized crime syndicate when a dead undercover cop is found murdered. With Diana Hyland and Daniel J. Travanti.
68 "The Frame" February 8, 1976
Kojak finds himself under investigation by Internal Affairs when a thief he arrested without sufficient evidence claims he paid Kojak a bribe.
69 "Deadly Innocence" February 15, 1976
A father (Tige Andrews) pushes his son to go to any lengths to continue the coverup of a frame he arranged to get revenge for an accident that paralyzed another son.
70 "Justice Deferred" February 22, 1976
A multi-millionaire construction tycoon (Michael Ansara) remains calm in the face of Kojak's investigation of a murder he helped cover up with concrete 18 years before. With Gail Strickland.
71 "Both Sides of the Law" March 7, 1976
A private detective with a world-wide reputation for getting results competes with Kojak to find priceless Rembrandt drawings which disappeared from Susan Sullivan's gallery, even though the thieves were caught at the crime site.

Season 4[edit]

1976–77

# Title Original Airdate
72 "Birthday Party" September 26, 1976
Kojak works against time to locate desperate criminals who have kidnapped his niece to force him to release one of their accomplices. With Richard Gere.
73 "A Summer Madness" October 3, 1976
A mysterious bomber kills innocent victims by tossing a molotov cocktail through the window af a Manhattan restaurant.
74 "Law Dance" October 10, 1976
Kojak and Crocker have difficulty in the courts when a new trial for a convicted murderer threatens to set him free. With Sharon Gless and Martin Kove.
75 "Out of the Shadows" October 17, 1976
Kojak and his men arrest a psychotic killer who has been terrorizing Manhattan with a series of seemingly indiscriminate murders, but his confession takes a bizarre turn.
76 "A Need to Know" October 24, 1976
A child molester is arrested, but Kojak is ordered to release him because he works for a foreign embassy and has diplomatic immunity. Featuring Héctor Elizondo and Al Freeman, Jr.
77 "An Unfair Trade" October 31, 1976
Two patrol cops are caught in the backlash of an angry neighborhood when one of the cops is forced to kill a Hispanic youth during a struggle. Guest star David Selby.
78 "A Hair-Trigger Away" November 7, 1976
A heroin addict tries to kick her habit with the aid of her boyfriend, Lt. Giddings, whose status is jeopardized after he accidentally kills another cop. With Lynn Redgrave and Morgan Fairchild.
79 "By Silence Betrayed" November 14, 1976
Kojak's investigation into the killing of several dock workers is complicated by the workers' code of silence and efforts to clean up their own house. With Sally Kirkland.
80 "A Shield for Murder (1)" November 21, 1976
A wealthy, power-wielding New York State County Chairman (Geraldine Page) uses her influence to protect her grandson, with help from a corrupt cop (Kenneth McMillan).
81 "A Shield for Murder (2)" November 21, 1976
Kojak confronts a politically influential woman while trying to save a young woman (Mary Beth Hurt).
82 "The Pride and the Princess" November 28, 1976
A Yugoslavian princess hunts for priceless family jewels stolen at the end of World War II and now hidden somewhere in New York City. With Maria Schell.
83 "Black Thorn" December 5, 1976
Salathiel Harms (Roosevelt Grier) returns as a bounty hunter who is after a desperate man who jumped bail in San Francisco.
84 "Where Do You Go When You Have Nowhere To Go?" December 12, 1976
A hot-tempered Indian accidentally kills a construction boss and finds a fortune in stolen diamonds. With Blair Brown and Stephen Macht.
85 "Dead Again" December 19, 1976
Kojak links the threats against a young girl's life and a bomber's extortion demands. With Simon Oakland and Brooke Adams.
86 "The Godson" January 2, 1977
Kojak's 17-year-old godson, who hasn't seen Theo for more than 10 years, is in for a lot of trouble with criminals and the law. With Brian Dennehy and Rosalind Cash.
87 "The Condemned" January 11, 1977
After he discovers his unfaithful wife murdered, a prizefighter goes berserk and holds innocent victims hostage in a church. With Dorian Harewood.
88 "When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead" January 18, 1977
A wealthy ecologist's wife plans to do away with her husband and frame a non-existent call girl for the murder. With Eric Braeden, Susan Sullivan and Joe Turkel.
89 "I Was Happy Where I Was" January 25, 1977
Kojak tries to head off a barrio gang war when he investigates a street murder.
90 "Kojak's Days (1)" February 1, 1977
An unidentified corpse in a stolen Rolls-Royce is found the same morning a wife kills her husband and abandons her child, leaving a trail that could lead to her suicide. With Maud Adams, William Hurt, Ken Kercheval, Louise Sorel, and Michael Tolan.
91 "Kojak's Days (2)" February 8, 1977
More facts come to light regarding the body stuffed in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce.
92 "Monkey on a String" February 15, 1977
A member of the police force falls prey to a powerful crime figure. With Albert Paulsen and Judith Light.
93 "Kiss it All Goodbye" February 22, 1977
Alerted to a fur robbery in a double-cross by one of the thieves, Crocker inadvertently shoots a young woman, crippling her for life. With Carol Lynley and Christopher Walken.
94 "Lady in the Squad Room" March 8, 1977
Kojak is not happy when a lady cop is assigned to his division, and neither is she, but they find they have to work together as cops whether they like it or not. With George Maharis, Joan Van Ark, and Louis Zorich.
95 "Sister Maria" March 15, 1977
A nun seeks revenge against a man responsible for her sister's death. With Season Hubley, Murray Hamilton, and Gloria Grahame.
96 "Another Gypsy Queen" March 22, 1977
A gypsy queen plays both ends against the middle in attempting to locate a man she thinks is responsible for killing gypsies.

Season 5[edit]

1977–78

# Title Original Airdate
97 "The Queen of Hearts Is Wild" October 2, 1977
The girlfriend of a gangster who hates Kojak is the only witness to a cop's murder. With Paula Kelly.
98 "A Strange Kind of Love" October 9, 1977
A psychotic murderer thinks a radio talk show host is encouraging him to murder people she criticizes. With Lee Bryant.
99 "Laid Off" October 16, 1977
A laid-off officer with two jobs and a sick wife takes a bribe under pressure from a loan shark.
100 "Cry for the Kids" October 23, 1977
A teenager accidentally kills a gangster's bag man while robbing him, only to have a rival gangster hire him to take out the competition. With Carmine Caridi.
101 "Once More from Birdland" October 30, 1977
A singer (Andrea Marcovicci) is out to prove her wrongfully imprisoned father innocent after he spends 14 years in prison.
102 "Caper on a Quiet Street" November 6, 1977
A woman is Kojak's only link to finding $6 million, but her boyfriend (Armand Assante) has other plans. With Candice Azzara.
103 "Letters of Death" November 13, 1977
Anonymous messages begin turning up informing a model that someone close to her is in danger. With Cristina Raines.
104 "Tears for All Who Loved Her" November 20, 1977
Crocker falls for a woman while investigating the death of her mobster husband. With Sam Jaffe.
105 "The Summer of '69 (1)" December 4, 1977
A man is released from prison, and a woman who rides with him to New York is found murdered in his abandoned car (with the MO of a dead serial killer). Rosalind Chao guest stars.
106 "The Summer of '69 (2)" December 10, 1977
After Kojak is placed on suspension, he continues to review the 8-year old case while a serial killer (Stephen McHattie) strikes again.
107 "Case Without a File" December 17, 1977
Kojak poses as a murdered private investigator to find out why he was murdered. With Angel Tompkins.
108 "I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer" December 24, 1977
A detective believes that his wife's divorce lawyer (David Ladd) hired an arsonist to destroy his boat.
109 "Justice for All" January 7, 1978
While Kojak is contemplating leaving the police department to become a law firm's investigator, a series of recent drug related deaths begin to overshadow his decision.
110 "Mouse" January 21, 1978
Kojak encounters a case where a highly respected surgeon may be doing unnecessary surgeries in order to use the money to pay off gambling debts.
111 "Chain of Custody" January 28, 1978
Kojak is suspended after reacting to an incompetent district attorney who failed to convict a known killer.
112 "The Captain's Brother's Wife" February 4, 1978
Kojak tries to protect Captain McNeil's widowed sister-in-law (Shelley Winters) from gamblers.
113 "No License to Kill" February 11, 1978
Kojak is assigned to help a resentful police officer search for a professional hit man.
114 "The Halls of Terror" February 18, 1978
Kojak and the detectives go undercover in a local hospital in order to investigate a string of murders that have been occurring while the victims were on duty. With Meeno Peluce.
115 "May the Horse Be With You" February 25, 1978
A 40-year veteran officer is shot attempting to prevent the theft of a race horse that he illegally housed in the NYPD stables. With Jeff Conaway, Steve Franken, and Roz Kelly.
116 "Photos Must Credit Joe Paxton" March 4, 1978
A paparazzi photographer (Tige Andrews) becomes the prime suspect in a jewel theft and phony kidnapping of a former actress (Antoinette Bower) he has pursued for years. With Arte Johnson and Andrew Robinson.
117 "60 Miles to Hell" March 11, 1978
Crocker is taken hostage while trying to transport a prisoner from Vegas to New York. With Priscilla Barnes, Gianni Russo, Liberace.
118 "In Full Command" March 18, 1978
After being rejected for a promotion, a disgruntled inspector (Danny Thomas) sees a current case as a way to boost his career.

TV-movies[edit]

1985–87

  • The Belarus File / Original air date: February 16, 1985
    The murders of several elderly Russian men lead Kojak to a group of Nazi war criminals who are living in America with the full knowledge and approval of the U.S. Government.
  • The Price of Justice / Original air date: February 21, 1987
    When the bodies of two young boys are discovered in a Harlem river, their mother is the obvious suspect, particularly with her scandalous past. But Kojak believes that she is innocent.

Season 6[edit]

1989–90

# Title Original Airdate
121 "Ariana" November 2, 1989
During a stroll in an amusement park, Inspector Kojak finds a small Greek girl named Ariana. As she only speaks Greek, Kojak is the only man able to communicate with her and learn her name and hometown. There are no other leads and family is nowhere to be found. Kojak, with the aid of young detective, is about to find out that the case won't be all about the girl and that the key to solving it is in the Kojak's past. With guest stars Hector Elizondo and Shari Headley.
122 "Fatal Flaw" November 30, 1989
Popular book writer is murdered. Kojak finds out that shortly before his death he was working on a book about the mafia, so the mob is automatically his number one suspect. The case won't be that straightforward as new developments shift the investigation toward a young actor and a writer's wife who is a longtime friend of Kojak. Angie Dickinson, Richard Jenkins and Steven Weber are featured.
123 "Flowers for Matty" January 4, 1990
A fellow cop and Kojak's close friend is shot to death. Theo immediately starts an investigation, but to his dismay the case is taken away from him by the Internal Affairs Bureau, as his killed friend is suspected of bribery. Regardless of that, Kojak's continuing his own private research, as he believes in the detective's innocence. Cast includes Glynnis O'Connor and Ed Lauter.
124 "It's Always Something" February 3, 1990
Theo's former colleague and protege, Bobby Crocker (Kevin Dobson), is now an assistant district attorney. Crocker prosecutes Kojak's current right-hand man, Winston Blake (Andre Braugher), for the murder of a call girl. Darren McGavin also stars.
125 "None So Blind" April 7, 1990
Kojak investigates a tycoon (Rip Torn) and a mobster (Jerry Orbach) in connection with a plot involving money, women and murder. Marcia Gay Harden is an eyewitness to a crime, and Amanda Plummer, Terry Kinney and James Remar also have guest roles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, David (July 27, 2012). "Kojak - Shout! Factory's Formal Fact Sheet for the Final Season 5 DVD Set". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012.