Kojak

The WORST episodes of Kojak

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, which was moved one hour earlier it aired on CBS from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978. In 1999 TV Guide ranked Theo Kojak number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.

Last Updated: 4/10/2022Network: CBS
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Sister Maria
star
6.25
4 votes

#1 - Sister Maria

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/15/1977

A vengeful nun tries to bring to justice the gangster who ordered the murder of her sister. (60 mins)

Caper on a Quiet Street
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6.50
6 votes

#2 - Caper on a Quiet Street

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/1977

A woman is Kojak's only link to finding $6 million dollars, but her boyfriend (Armand Assante) has other plans.

Directors: Edward Abroms
One for the Morgue
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6.83
52 votes

#3 - One for the Morgue

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/7/1973

Kojak is suspicious of anonymous tips implicating an underworld boss in the attempted assassination of his rival(Art Metrano).

Directors: Richard Donner
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Close Cover Before Killing
star
6.86
7 votes

#4 - Close Cover Before Killing

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/5/1975

Kojak investigates a homicide in which the murder was covered up by a torched building.

The Chinatown Murders (2)
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6.88
8 votes

#5 - The Chinatown Murders (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/1974

To head off a bloody war between rival crime families, Kojak must find out who committed a series of murders in Chinatown and bring them to justice.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
60 Miles to Hell
star
7.00
2 votes

#6 - 60 Miles to Hell

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/11/1978

Crocker is taken hostage while trying to transport a prisoner back to New York.

Directors: Gene Kearney
Conspiracy of Fear
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7.07
45 votes

#7 - Conspiracy of Fear

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/19/1973

Kojak tries to stall an urban redevelopment project until he can solve a murder.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Death is Not a Passing Grade
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7.14
44 votes

#8 - Death is Not a Passing Grade

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/30/1974

While teaching a criminal justice class at a local college,Kojak embarrasses a student(James Woods),prompting him to leave a stolen item of Kojak's behind at a crime scene in which he commits in order to have the upperhand in future classroom discussions.

Directors: Allen Reisner
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Dark Sunday
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7.16
44 votes

#9 - Dark Sunday

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/12/1973

The murder of a car thief yields vital clues to a $500,000 heist.

Directors: Charles Rondeau
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Web of Death
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7.17
60 votes

#10 - Web of Death

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/31/1973

A fellow cop Nick Ferro kills his wife's lover and tries to cover it up.

Directors: William Hale
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Deliver Us Some Evil
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7.17
12 votes

#11 - Deliver Us Some Evil

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/1974

A small time thief (John Ritter) arranges a big-time robbery for money in order to flee a pending murder charge.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
Once More from Birdland
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7.17
6 votes

#12 - Once More from Birdland

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/1977

A singer(Andrea Marcovicci) is determined to prove her wrongfully imprisoned father innocent after he spends 14 years in prison.

Directors: Nicolas Sgarro
Nursemaid
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7.17
40 votes

#13 - Nursemaid

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/20/1974

Kojak and Crocker must protect a bookkeeper from madmen who will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying in court.

Directors: Jerry London
Last Rites for a Dead Priest
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7.20
44 votes

#14 - Last Rites for a Dead Priest

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/23/1974

During a local jeweler's convention, A jewel thief (played by Jackie Cooper)disguises himself as a priest in order to pull off a multi-million dollar heist.

Directors: Joel Oliansky
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A Wind from Corsica
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7.25
4 votes

#15 - A Wind from Corsica

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/18/1976

Kojak must prevent a man from killing the person who framed his recently deceased brother.

Directors: Daniel Haller
A Hair-Trigger Away
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7.25
8 votes

#16 - A Hair-Trigger Away

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/1976

The drug addicted girlfriend of a cop is under scrutiny for accidentally killing his partner during a drug bust.

Letters of Death
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7.25
4 votes

#17 - Letters of Death

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/1977

Anonymous messages begin turning up informing a model that someone close to her is in danger of being murdered.

Acts of Desperate Men
star
7.26
39 votes

#18 - Acts of Desperate Men

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/12/1975

An accountant assists a sniper (Bruce Kirby Jr.) on a vendetta.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Requiem for a Cop
star
7.27
52 votes

#19 - Requiem for a Cop

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/28/1973

Kojak races a 48-hour deadline to prevent the burial with dishonor of his old friend, a veteran officer suspected of corruption.

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The Corrupter
star
7.28
47 votes

#20 - The Corrupter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/5/1973

A new staff, including a former model, may be involved in a jewelry store owner's murder.

Directors: Paul Stanley
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A Very Deadly Game
star
7.31
39 votes

#21 - A Very Deadly Game

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/29/1974

After a policeman is shot by a local known criminal, Kojak sets out to get the man behind bars, but his efforts are disrupted by FBI agents who are supposed to be helping. He then pursues the trail alone, taking him to Califormia where the criminal is hiding out.

Directors: Seymour Robbie
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Mouse
star
7.33
3 votes

#22 - Mouse

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/21/1978

Kojak encounters a case where a highly respected surgeon may be doing unnecessary surgeries in order to use the money to pay off gambling debts.

Directors: Harvey Laidman
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The Betrayal
star
7.35
37 votes

#23 - The Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/15/1974

An informant (Paul Anka) uses a detective in order to further his way up the criminal ladder.

Directors: Telly Savalas
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The Best Judge Money Can Buy
star
7.37
41 votes

#24 - The Best Judge Money Can Buy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/3/1974

A judge (John Randolph) whose son was also a judge was murdered and his death was made to look like he had committed suicide. Now, his father must decide whether or not he should allow a murderer (Abe Vigoda) to walk, or risk letting information out that shows his son as a corrupt judge.

Directors: Leo Penn
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Wall Street Gunslinger
star
7.41
39 votes

#25 - Wall Street Gunslinger

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/6/1974

Kojak goes undercover as a Greek millionaire to track down the person responsible for the theft of $20 million in securities as well as three murders.

Directors: Richard Donner
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