Kojak (1973–1978)
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A Hair-Trigger Away 

A cop with an addicted girlfriend is determined to continue on the drug case he was working on, even after accidentally killing his own partner during an attempted arrest.

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Abby Mann (created by), L.T. Bentwood (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
George Savalas ... Det. Stavros
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... Len Gittings
Hurd Hatfield ... Don Luiz Cabrillo
Lynn Redgrave ... Claire
Morgan Fairchild ... Allison
Dominic Chianese ... George Mallick
Dan Hedaya ... Dan Hudson
Irene Cara ... Amy
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Sonny Scammons
Sam Locante Sam Locante ... Joe Mallick
Barney McFadden Barney McFadden ... Leo
Mark Russell Mark Russell ... Det. Saperstein
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A cop with an addicted girlfriend is determined to continue on the drug case he was working on, even after accidentally killing his own partner during an attempted arrest.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Responding to accidental shooting, Kojak drives on the Queensboro Bridge then the Brooklyn Bridge. See more »

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A bad shooting, a tragic mistake
7 October 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

While staking out a drug dealer two of Kojak's detectives separate, one drug dealer played by Hurd Hatfield shoots another and walks away with money. That's been the elegant Hatfield's modus operandi, ripping off dealers and killing them. This particular dealer is the brother of a well known mafioso so it will be more than cops after Hatfield.

But McGinn while pursuing Hatfield accidentally shoots his partner and that brings the weight of the world around him. But Telly Savalas tells Dan Frazer he needs McGinn to keep at it because he's the only one who knows the players.

McGinn's got the weight of the world on him before the shooting with a drug addicted girlfriend in Lynn Redgrave. He's also having vision problems which are never properly explained.

Hatfield and Redgrave and McGinn are standout performers here and Morgan Fairchild has a small bit. But too much is unresolved in this story.


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