Kojak races to stop a Mafia war, incited by Chinatown hoodlums. First, the young tong mobsters ripoff a knock-over of a Crespi family policy operation, by low-level soldiers of the Scalesi clan. Not suspecting that the masked murderers are Chinese, the Crespis dispatch their Jewish consigliere to recoup the loss from Scalesi godfather Don Cheech, and discern if the Scalesies are muscling in on their territory. All atwitter, Lt. Kojak calls in NYPD Cosa Nostra expert Sgt. Polucci, to help stave off a full-scale gang war.
Did You Know?
A ubiquitous "Personality Poster" of the time of W.C. Fields holding playing cards in the film "My Little Chickadee" - is seen hanging on the wall of the young Chinese criminals' lair throughout both episodes of this 'two-parter'. See more
[after accusing her husband of being involved in loan sharking
Excuse me Lieutenant, I hope I'm mistaken. Surely you aren't suggesting that my husband is a usurer?
Lt. Theo Kojak
Mrs. Giancana, I'd rather take up basket weaving.
Louis Giancana is a respected and respectable furniture manufacturer. He's also a fund raiser for over a dozen charities, a devout Church goer and a father. He's also veteran of the Korean War with a Good Conduct Medal and a 10% disability pension. And you would malign a man like that...
Referenced in Kojak: Justice for All