Kojak (1973–1978)
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Crocker shoots a bystander while a robbery is going down, and the woman is paralyzed.


Telly Savalas


Abby Mann (created by), Oliver Crawford (teleplay) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
George Savalas ... Det. Stavros
Carol Lynley ... Polly Ames
Christopher Walken ... Ben Wiley
Larry Haines Larry Haines ... Michaels
Lester Rawlins Lester Rawlins ... Assistant D.A. Angus Moore
Elaine Shore Elaine Shore ... Bernadette Fopler
Jake Dengel Jake Dengel ... Sammy The Wino
Mark Russell Mark Russell ... Det. Saperstein
Vince Conti Vince Conti ... Det. Rizzo
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Mr. Burbridge
Sam Schacht Sam Schacht ... Dr. Riddle
Peter Hadreas Peter Hadreas ... Jamie Webb


Crocker shoots a bystander while a robbery is going down, and the woman is paralyzed.

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Release Date:

22 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The detectives are suspicious that the Polly Ames character, who works only part time (as a model), can afford such an expensive apartment in Manhattan. They say her rent is $800 a month. Adjusted for inflation, in 2019 that would be $3,400 a month. See more »


Polly is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair after being accidentally shot by Crocker. When she gets into an argument with Ben, he throws her coat at her. When she catches it she instinctively kicks her leg up when she catches it, something a paraplegic wouldn't be able to do. See more »

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Crocker's crisis
15 March 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this Kojak episode the emphasis is on Kevin Dobson whom Telly Savalas treats like a son almost. Responding to a tip about a fur heist, Crocker and Saperstein confront a pair of robbers. Saperstein kills one and Crocker while in pursuit of the other wounds a young model played by Carol Lynley. She's left a paraplegic and the doctors are reluctant to remove the bullet pressing against her spine.

Dobson gets concerned about Lynley and her health issues and that concern is developing into feelings for her which she's not sure how to respond to. Lynley has a whole range of other concerns as well.

Without the help of his protégé, Telly Savalas and the rest of the Manhattan South squad find out the whole story behind that robbery and a string of others. This is one of the best Kojak episodes, a must for fans of the series.

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