Kojak (1973–1978)
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Cop in a Cage 

Kojak receives threats against his life just as his niece is about to get married.


Charles S. Dubin


Abby Mann (created by), Alvin Sapinsley (teleplay) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
John P. Ryan ... Peter Ibbotson
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Det. Gomez
Nick Dennis ... Constantine
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Sophie
Sally Kirkland ... Gloria
Janice Heiden Janice Heiden ... Alexandra
Robert Donley Robert Donley ... Henshaw
Lionel Johnston Lionel Johnston ... Eugene
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... Mort
William Martel William Martel ... Desk Sergeant
Edward Ansara Edward Ansara ... Father Aleksei
James V. Christy James V. Christy ... Jimmy


Kojak receives threats against his life just as his niece is about to get married.

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Release Date:

2 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kojak's signature phrase "Who loves ya, Baby?" makes its partial debut when Kojak says "Who loves ya?" to a woman he interviews. See more »


Det. Bobby Crocker: [shouting at Ibbotson] We'll have you back inside so fast, your underwear will have to take the next train!
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References Billy Jack (1971) See more »

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Ibbotson...the perfect villain.
29 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

John P. Ryan stars as a total dirtbag named Ibbotson. It seems that years ago, Kojak arrested him for extortion...and the man was sent to prison for seven years. Now that he's out, he's interested in one thing...revenge. But instead of a normal revenge tale, this one is odd...as Ibbotson is not interested in keeping a low profile but constantly lets Kojak see him. It seems Ibbotson wants to make Kojak sweat a lot first....much like when Max Cady torments the District Attorney in "Cape Fear". So how is Ibbotson going to get revenge? See it and find out for yourself.

Ryan was wonderful as the bad guy in this one...and his demeanor was incredibly cold and sick. He was the perfect villain...and great writing helped to make this among the best shows in the series. A must-see!

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