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Baretta 

The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Blake ...  Det. Tony Baretta 82 episodes, 1975-1978
Tom Ewell ...  Billy Truman 44 episodes, 1975-1978
Michael D. Roberts ...  Rooster / ... 33 episodes, 1975-1978
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Storyline

Tony Baretta is a street-smart, maverick undercover cop with the NYPD, who won't hesitate for a second to toss the rule book out the window if it stands between himself and taking some bad guy off the street. His unconventional methods often land him in hot water with his boss (Inspector Schiller, later Lt. Brubaker), but as long as Baretta was getting the job done, there wasn't much they could do. Ex-cop Billy and Huggy Bear-wannabe Rooster were Baretta's main men on the street, and Fred was his pet cockatoo. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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ROBERT BLAKE stars as an explosive new character! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Баретта See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The theme song "Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow" was initially instrumental. In later seasons lyrics were added that were sung by Sammy Davis Jr. (I). See more »

Goofs

Although the series takes place in New Jersey, Los Angeles street signs and buildings are visible in outdoor scenes throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

Baretta: And you can take that to the bank!
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Connections

Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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A great show but...

I agree with most of the other comments. That's a brilliant cop series, with a unusual character. But I must also say that the social worker cop side of this Baretta character annoyed me a lot, especially in the last episodes. It annoyed me at a scale you can't even imagine. I almost stopped seeing the show. If I want to see social line stories, I watch EAST SIDE WEST SIDE, which was an excellent, brilliant TV show. I have nothing against social stories, so close to reality, but a cop show must remain a cop show. It can speak of social background, settings, but it also must remain a cop, crime show. One of the highlight of the whole series is in the last season: STONE CONSPIRACY, where Baretta is falsely accused of bribery and has to face rogue cops, including his own friend. With a very unexpected ending. A story that leaves you a copper taste in the mouth. Excellent.


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