Baretta is an undercover cop in the Serpico mode. Like your standard TV-issue rule-bending loner cop, he butts heads with his excitable superior (veteran character actor Dana Elcar of MacGuyver and Baa Baa Black Sheep fame). He lives in the run-down King Edwards Motel with his scene-stealing pet cockatoo. With its ersatz funky score, Baretta is time-capsule '70s television. And, as Baretta was fond of saying, you can take that to the bank.
Pursuing a gunrunner with spinal meningitis, Baretta becomes infected and has 48 hours to find the man and his cohorts before he has to go into quarantine.
After a young pickpocket is killed, Baretta solicits the help of an expert to infiltrate the gang that operates at an airline terminal.
A retarded waitress who sees a narcotics cop commit murder allows herself to be persuaded that another man committed the crime.
To infiltrate a gang of jewel robbers, Baretta seeks the help of a former expert safecracker he once sent to prison.
When a dying hoodlum entrusts his girlfriend with a detailed record of all his underworld activities, she is sought by both the police and his former cronies seeking to protect themselves.
When a plea bargain falls through, Baretta must infiltrate a murderous motorcycle gang to save his informant.
Baretta tracks a distraught father who has killed the doctor he believes responsible for the death of his son, then has gone after the local drug dealers as well.Watch Now:Amazon
After a crime lord is arrested, Baretta must jeopardize an undercover policewoman to stop an escalating war of succession between gangland factions.
When a conventioneer is murdered, Baretta finds that the only witness is a busboy who doesn't want to get involved, but the real murderer is after the man too.
While Baretta is investigating a series of waterfront killings, his cover becomes in danger of being blown by a waitress who knows him and thinks he is responsible for the death of her boyfriend.
Persuaded by his grandson to reopen the case of a retired cop supposedly killed in a fall, Baretta discovers a judge on the take.
When his partner is charged with shooting a suspect in the back, Baretta tries to locate the only witness who can save the man's career, but the real murderers are after him too.
Baretta must use his wits to survive after he and a runaway girl he apprehended unwittingly get into a police car being driven by a couple of holdup men disguised as cops.
Baretta begins to suspect that a rash of petty burglaries is actually the result of his retarded friend's efforts to emulate Robin Hood.
Baretta doggedly follows a truck driver he suspects of killing the cat burglar who injured his wife, waiting for the man to make a mistake that will reveal his guilt.
Baretta is investigating a mob theft of diamonds belonging to Mr. Nicholas and winds up helping a merchant who is threatened by a new group in the neighborhood called the East Side Benevolent Society, who is forcing all the shop owners to pay money for protection or suffer the consequences.
Baretta must find a nurse's 9-year-old sister, witness to the murder of a blind hot-dog vendor, before the killers do.
Baretta comes to suspect that his close friend, a music store owner, may not only be a drug dealer, but may be unknowingly selling heroin so pure that it is killing his customers.
A committee on police corruption investigates Baretta after his partner takes a bribe in order to support his girlfriend's expensive tastes.
Baretta feels out of his element as he investigates the affluent friends of a heiress who has gone missing.