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.
A mobster orders a ""hit"" on Baretta's new partner, a drug-sniffing police dog.
Insufficient evidence allows a man to be released from jail and resume his efforts to hurt a nightclub dancer.
An FBI computer expert poses as a field agent to join Baretta on a case regarding stolen emeralds that led to murder.
Baretta tries to save a teen-age male prostitute who is being pursued by a killer after witnessing a friend's murder.
Baretta poses as the trainer of a former champion boxer to trap a drug-smuggling murderer.
His concern for an elderly amnesiac interferes with Baretta's investigation of a schoolyard drug pusher who is responsible for several overdose deaths.
War veterans are being blamed for a series of bombings that are actually the work of a wheelchair-bound bomber who is attacking buildings and transportation systems without handicap access.
Baretta does a lot of soul-searching after wounding a boy while trying to stop a holdup. Then he himself is targeted for revenge by one of the robbers who escaped.
A woman who was attacked is so traumatized that she clings to Baretta and hampers his investigation of the robbery and murder she witnessed.
When his friend Billy is one of the hostages taken by robbers trapped at a roadside tavern, Baretta tries to negotiate a deal between them and a sheriff who is unwilling to concede anything because of his political situation.
When a former girlfriend shows up with a baby named after him, Baretta plans to marry her until it turns out that she is a pawn in a power struggle between two mobs, with an assassin on her trail.
Baretta comes to the aid of a has-been comic trying to make a comeback, who has recently suffered several attempts on his life.
On temporary duty with the vice squad, Baretta learns that his partner is taking bribes, and is ordered by his boss to investigate the other officers on the squad as well.
Baretta tries to find out why a laundry owner, who happens to be engaged to his cousin, refuses to identify the two men who held up his store and killed a cop.
Baretta tries to help a 12-year-old girl who has run away from the orphanage find her recently paroled father before he takes part in a jewel robbery.
Baretta goes undercover as a trucker to help the daughter of a murdered newspaperman pursue the hijackers who killed her father when he got too close.
A mobster who was badly scarred as the result of a shoot-out seeks revenge on Baretta.