Telly Savalas stars as the bald-headed lollipop-licking tough-guy title character in KOJAK. Kojak is a detective for the NYPD and solves crimes in the Big Apple during the 1970s which was one of the roughest decades the city has seen. Location shooting in the city itself enhances the series gritty realistic feel. KOJAK SEASON ONE introduces the investigator in a movie-length pilot and 22 standard episodes with guest stars like Harvey Keitel James Woods and John Ritter and one episode directed by filmmaker Richard Donner (SUPERMAN LETHAL WEAPON). Savalas won two Golden Globes for his performance as Kojak and was nominated a further two times for this role. KOJAK depicted the mean streets of New York City with realism that few other television series have since matched.
Release Date: 18 July 2005
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Main Language: English
Hearing Impaired Languages: English
Unlike Starsky and Hutch, Knight Rider etc this doesn't date
A hard nosed lieutenant with a big heart. Savalas played this role with a style he made his own. The remarks that stay with us (who loves you baby?) the implausibly expensive clothes for a police detective. He runs his precinct with an iron hand but can switch to softee in an instant when dealing with a victim. The quality stays right through the series.