On the timeline of successful TV cop dramas, Kojak offered bold authenticity and paved the way for NYPD Blue. As immortalised by Telly Savalas, veteran detective Theo Kojak was introduced in the 1973 TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders, a ratings hit that encouraged CBS and writer-producer Abby Mann to create a trend-setting series (based on a book by Selwyn Raab) that premiered on October 24 of that year.
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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Telly Savalas stars as the bald-headed, lollipop-licking, tough-guy title character in Kojak. Kojak is a detective for the NYPD and solves crimes in the Big Apple during the 1970s, which was one of the roughest decades the city has seen, depicting the mean streets of New York City with realism that few other television series have since matched.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. He's got style, is street smart and has a penchant for lollipops, and he's hitting the gritty streets of New York City in pursuit of some of television's toughest criminals. Relive all his smart, edgy adventures in what is widely regarded as one of the most classic, slickest police dramas of all time.
Telly Savalas stars as the tough, lollipop-toting Detective Theo Kojak in eight gritty and unforgettable mystery movies from 1973 to 1990. Created by Emmy and Academy Award winning writer Abby Mann, Kojak ran for five seasons on CBS from 1973 to 1978 and was later revisited as a series of TV movies. Along with these special broadcasts, this DVD set also features the previously unavailable pilot movie The Marcus Nelson Murders (aired in 1973), which started it all and earned Abby Mann an Emmy for Outstanding Writing.