Kojak (1973–1978)
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The Betrayal 

Detective Calucci's arrangement with an informant has led to several busts, but Kojak thinks Calucci is being compromised.

Director:

Telly Savalas

Writers:

Abby Mann (created by), Joseph Polizzi | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Paul Anka ... Buddy Maus
Richard Romanus ... Det. Sam Calucci
Roger Robinson ... Gil Weaver
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
George Savalas ... Det. Stavros (as Demosthenes)
Helen Verbit Helen Verbit ... Molly Kramer
Paul Picerni ... Det. Albert Cohen
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Strickland
Linda Scruggs Linda Scruggs ... Karen
Diane Sherry Case ... Bobby Jordon (as Dianne Sherry)
Tony Burton ... Eddie Ellis
Carlo Manchini Carlo Manchini ... Paul Valley (as Carlo Mancini)
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Detective Calucci's arrangement with an informant has led to several busts, but Kojak thinks Calucci is being compromised.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1974 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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This episode marks star Telly Savalas debut as a director. See more »

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References The Sting (1973) See more »

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Born to Be Wild
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Written by Mars Bonfire
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Emmy Time
3 May 2013 | by pattersonrosSee all my reviews

This is one of the 10 best episodes of Kojak series.

Paul Anka deserved at least an Emmy nod (if not the trophy) for his excellent portrayal of an ambitious stoolie. Prior to this, Anka was seen as a singer and songwriter; after seeing this (when it originally aired), I don't see why he never acted in any of the Coppola or Scorcese movies. Anka is likable, but after setting up his partner and killing a witness, you know that he can be ruthless; he is little, but lethal.

I disagree with the previous post that Det. Calucci was a crooked cop; he proved his honesty by trying to arrest Anka, once he had irrefutable proof that he had killed the witness (Karen). We understand why he was so tenacious; he told Anka that he had a Lt. that didn't like him. Perhaps, this is why Kojak (at the end) calls Det. Crocker "Bobby" and says that even though he yells at him, he loves him.


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