Kojak (1973–1978)
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By Silence Betrayed 

Two longshoremen are murdered, but Kojak can't break through the code of silence of their co-workers and get any of them to testify against the mobsters who killed them. The workers are ... See full summary »

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Abby Mann (created by), Chester Krumholz | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
Cliff Osmond ... Gino
Chuck Bergansky Chuck Bergansky ... Dagger
Paul Mantee ... Hank Yankowski
Beth Porter Beth Porter ... Clara
Charles Siebert ... Bender
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Fred
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Yankowski
Jim Brochu ... Tony
Michael Mann Michael Mann ... Dave
Charles Guardino Charles Guardino ... Charlie
Mark Russell Mark Russell ... Det. Saperstein
Vince Conti Vince Conti ... Det. Rizzo

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Two longshoremen are murdered, but Kojak can't break through the code of silence of their co-workers and get any of them to testify against the mobsters who killed them. The workers are more concerned with dealing out their own justice on whoever of their own may have helped set up the victims. Written by rbecker28

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The Informer on the waterfront
7 August 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A pair of Hollywood classics that won Best Actor Oscars for their leads is the inspiration for this Kojak episode. The Manhattan South Squad has a pair of homicides connected to the docks, but those people have a code of silence stricter than the Cosa Nostra.

The second of these leads Kojak to Cliff Osmond who is best known for playing the private detective in The Fortune Cookie. In this story, Osmond is a Gypo Nolan type who's just too dumb for his own good. A gang of hijackers befriend him headed by Charles Bergansky and they let him win at cards just to insure that he flashes money around and then gets second thoughts they can let the word out that he's a rat.

Both On The Waterfront and The Informer are woven into this story and Cliff Osmond plays a sober Victor McLaglen in a good Kojak episode.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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