Kojak (1973–1978)
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Requiem for a Cop 

The entire precinct is shocked when one of their most trusted officers, Tom Donnoly is shot dead carrying $10.000 in his pocket. Kojak has just 48 hours to clear Donnoly's name and make sure he gets buried with honors.

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Abby Mann (created by), Richard DeLong Adams (teleplay) (as Richard Adams) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Louise Latham ... Madge Donnelly
Michael Margotta ... Jack Donnelly (as Mike Margotta)
James Luisi ... Det. Geno Alessi
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank Mc Neil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
Bruce Kirby ... Sgt. Al Vine
Joey Aresco ... Sammy
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Father Duggan
John Sylvester White ... Chief Copeland
Robert Brubaker ... Deputy Com. Cowan
Dan Seymour ... Broen
Joe George ... Sgt. Dobieski (as Joseph George)
John Pickard ... Tom Donnelly
George Savalas ... Sgt. Stavros (as Demosthenes)
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The entire precinct is shocked when one of their most trusted officers, Tom Donnoly is shot dead carrying $10.000 in his pocket. Kojak has just 48 hours to clear Donnoly's name and make sure he gets buried with honors.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1973 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Lt. Theo Kojak: [to Broen] You just bought yourself a lifetime supply of insomnia. Now you get your fat carcass out of here before I book you for violating the ecology.
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Pretty shocking stuff for 1973!
9 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Requiem for a Cop" is a highly unusual TV episode. Why? Because homosexuality is a theme....and this was 1973! I assume the folks who made the show had to have argued with the network to get this one aired, as television at the time was loathe to show or mention gay folks at all.

The show begins with an older detective spotting a suspect. Soon, however, the cop is found dead...shot repeatedly in his car. In addition, inside his wallet is $10,000! Now considering cops' salaries, it's assumed might have been on the take. And, Kojak insists to the Commissioner that he have a couple days to try to figure all this out, as the dead man deserves a funeral with full honors if he was clean. The trail, in a round about way, brings them to the man's son....and his hidden gay lifestyle.

The episode was generally very well made and not salacious...when it easily could have been. Well worth your time.


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