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Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 21 February 1987
The bald detective in a fedora finds himself attracted to a foxy, enigmatic woman who is suspected in the murders of her two small sons.

Director:

Alan Metzger

Writers:

Abby Mann (creator), Selwyn Raab (book) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Inspector Theo Kojak
Kate Nelligan ... Kitty
Pat Hingle ... George
Jack Thompson ... Aubrey Dubose
Brian Murray ... District Attorney Neary
John Bedford Lloyd ... Bass
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Marsucci (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Detective Catalano (as Tony Di Benedetto)
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... J.T. Williams
Stephen Joyce ... Chief Brisco
Earl Hindman ... Danny
James Rebhorn ... Quibro
Martin Shakar ... Arnold Nadler
Joseph Carberry ... Lorenzo
Fausto Bara Fausto Bara ... Benjamin
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Storyline

Top New York cop Theo Kojak finds himself trapped in a tangled web of false trials, jealousies and murderous scheming as he investigates the death of two young boys. Their bodies are discovered in a Harlem river, the boys mother is the major suspect. But what appears to be an open shut case soon becomes something much more sinister. Written by Leigh Thomas

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaque meurtre a son prix See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the Dorothy Uhnak novel 'The Investigation', which in turn was thought to be based (though its author denied it) on the Alice Crimmins case. See more »

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When the silver sedan crashes into the truck in the car chase, the right head lights are taken out completely. In later shots they are back. See more »

Quotes

Kojak: ...and now you'll wonder how it might have been, if, maybe on a rainy night back along the line, you'd happened to duck into Keeler's bar... and she'd been there.
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Inconceivable
17 November 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Newly Minted Inspector Theo Kojak is called away from a most formal dinner tux and all to a frightening crime scene, the murder of two pre-school brothers. A crime still hard to conceive yet evidence points to mother Kate Nelligan.

A lot has been left vague in this Kojak film, The Price Of Justice. I could never understand the glamorous Nelligan marrying working stiff and bar owner Pat Hingle. He certainly loves her though considering what he does.

At the crime scene a black book is discovered and Nelligan has a lot of important and powerful friends she can call on. Including some at that most formal affair that Kojak was attending.

Telly Savalas's motive is left purposely vague in his method of investigation. But Kojak fans know that ultimately the truth is what matters most to our follicly challenged crime fighter.

Not one of the better Kojak films, but a must for fans of the series and character.


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