CTVA US Crime - "Kojak" (Universal/CBS) Season 5 (1977-78)

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Starring Telly Savalas
Season 5 (CBS) (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################## Kojak ####################
############# season 5 (1977-78) ##############
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(final season) ################
22 episodes CBS Sundays 10.00pm
Executive Producer Matthew Rapff
Supervising Producer James McAdams
Produced by Gene R. Kearney and/or Chester Krumholz

Season 5 has a new opening titles sequence and a new, more up-beat theme music by John Cacavas

5.01 [095] Kojak: THE QUEEN OF HEARTS IS WILD
2Oct77 <no. 47721>
Supervising Producer James McAdams
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Written by Don Bellisario
Directed by Leo Penn
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Charles Cioffi
Paula Kelly
Carole Cook
Ed Power

Co-Starring:(end credits)
Cathey Paine ........... Linda
Michael Lane ........... Curley
Earl Boen .............. D.A. Hepburn
Jan Peters ............. Ben
With:
MR
VC
Lynne Topping .......... Charlene (recurring)
Larry T. Clarke ........ Desk Lt.
Connie Sawyer .......... Mary Benson
The girlfriend of a gangster who hates Kojak is the only witness to the murder of a police officer.

5.02 [096] Kojak: A STRANGE KIND OF LOVE
9Oct77 <no. 47708>
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Written by Joseph Polizzi
Directed by Sutton Roley
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
James Sutorius
Lee Bryant
Carole Cook

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mari Gorman ........... Molly Lawson
Raymond Singer ........ Medical Examiner
Joseph Perry .......... Talbert
Juno Dawson ........... Hooker
with:
MR
VC
Doug Hale ............. Bradford
Michael Alldredge ..... Katkoff
Lynne Topping ......... Charlene
Tara Buckman .......... Toni
Allen Joseph .......... Night man
Richard Sanders ....... Drunk
A psychotic killer thinks a TV talk-show host is urging him to murder.

5.03 [097] Kojak: LAID OFF
16Oct77 <no. 47717>
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Written by Burton Armus
Directed by Nicolas Sgarro
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Michael Durrell
Jenny O'Hara
Carole Cook
Antony Ponzini

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Anthony Charnota ...... Victor
Lee Wallace ........... Hobart
Joe George ............ Lewis
With:
MR
VC
Chelsey Uxbridge ....... Forensic Man
Jed Cooper ............. Simpson
Howard Witt ............ Garage Manager
A laid-off police rookie with two jobs and a sick wife takes a bribe under pressure from a loan shark

5.04 [098] Kojak: CRY FOR THE KIDS
prod. no. 47712
23Oct77
produced by Chester Krumholz
written by David C. Taylor
directed by Leo Penn
music: John Cacavas
guest stars
Barry Miller
Carmine Caridi
Linda Carlson
Jack Ging

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Al Ruscio ............ Jonas Vukich
Regina Baff .......... Sister Catherine
Susan Adams .......... Sgt. Harriet Clark
Phillip Pine ......... Jason Kreiger
Louis Guss ........... Karl Sheer
A teen-ager is the prime suspect in a murder, and a second killing seems to confirm his guilt.

5.05 [099] Kojak: ONCE MORE FROM BIRDLAND
prod. no. 47719
30Oct77
Produced and Written by Gene R. Kearney
Directed by Nicolas Sgarro
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Andrea Marcovicci
Richard Venture
Milt Kogan
Julius Harris
Joshua Shelley
Teddy Wilson

Special Guest Star:
William Windom
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Peggy McCay .......... Mrs. Smith
With:
MR
VC
Graig Hundley ........ Howie Green
Bob Minor ............ Blood
A singer helps clear her father of a murder for which he was
imprisoned 14 years earlier.
(Songs featured "You Don't Know Me" and "For All We Know")

5.06 [100] Kojak: CAPER ON A QUIET STREET
prod. no. 47710
6Nov77
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Written by Michael Wagner
Directed by Edward Abroms
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Candy Azzara
Armand Assante
Bill Vint
Lawrason Driscoll
Chuck Bergansky

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Eugene Davis ......... Expert
John Sarno ........... Smoot
Larry Ellis .......... Dentist
with:
MR
VC
Gary Swanson ......... Bobby
Al Henderson ......... Denny
A woman, Kojak's only clue to finding a stolen $6 million,
promises to help, but her boyfriend (Armand Assante) has other plans.

5.07 [101] Kojak: LETTERS OF DEATH
13Nov77
prod. no. 47709
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Teleplay by L. T. Bentwood; Story by Marvin Kupfer and William Schwartz.
Directed by Nicolas Sgarro
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Cristina Raines
Bernard Behrens
Stanley Kamel
Aharon Ipale

Co-Starring (end credits)
Robert Wood ............... Bob Lawrence
Jason Wingreen ............ Eddie Hogan
With:
MR
VC
Carolyn Martin ............ Bertha
Chris Palmer .............. Ginger
Arthur Space .............. Ezra Rawlings
Nick Dennis ............... Charlie
Art Lewis ................. Clerk
Leigh Hmilton ............. April Daly
Anonymous messages inform a distraught model which people around her will be murdered.

5.08 [102] Kojak: TEARS FOR ALL WHO LOVED HER
prod. no. 47707
20Nov77
Produced by Chester Krumholz,
Teleplay by Chester Krumholz; Story by Ross Teel, John Meredyth Lucas.
Directed by Joel Oliansky
Guest Stars:
Jennifer Warren
Granville Van Dusen
Fred Beir

Special Guest Star:
Sam Jaffe
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Elerick ......... Penny
Robert Ray Sutton .... Patsy
with:
MR
VC
Frankie Pesce ......... Spencer
A mobster's wife murders her husband then creates a  distraction by trying to seduce Crocker and Kojak.

5.09 [103] Kojak: THE SUMMER OF '69 (pt. 1 )
prod. no. 47723 4Dec77
Written, Directed and Produced by Gene R. Kearney.
Guest Stars:
Stephen McHattie
Alex Dreier
Harrison Page
Pepe Serna
Philip R. Allen
Woodrow Parfrey
Thalmus Rasula
Catlin Adams

Special Guest Star:
Diane Baker
End Credits (part 1 - incomplete)
with:
VC
MR
Cathy Karp .......... Nurse Amy
Sheila DeWindt ...... Leilah
Edwin Mills ......... Dr. Wade Ellis
Jocelyn Brando ...... Mrs. Newfield
Merrie Lynn Ross .... Hooker
Rosalind Chao ....... Grace Chen
Chesley Uxbridge .... Forensics Man
(Part 1)
In 1969, Kojak worked on a case involving three deaths of young women all of whom had been killed in the same way. The hot
suspect, Toner, tried to shoot it out with Kojak and was killed. That was the end of the murders for eight years. But now
the killings have started again. Kojak must reopen this old case when it appears he killed the wrong man.

5.10 [104] Kojak: THE SUMMER OF '69 (pt. 2)
prod. no. 47724 10Dec77
Written, Directed and Produced by Gene R. Kearney
Guest Stars:
Stephen McHattie
Alex Dreier
Harrison Page
Pepe Serna
Philip R. Allen
Woodrow Parfrey

Carol Cook (not in part 1)
Thalmus Rasula
Catlin Adams

Special Guest Star:
Diane Baker
End Credits (part 2)
Co-Starring:
Kenneth O'Brien ....... Silas
Kirk Galloway ......... Harold Woods
Silvana Gallardo ...... Lisa Diaz
Howard Konig .......... Farmer
David Glennon ......... George Martin
Brian Farrell ......... Fred Toner
With:
MR
VC
Cathy Karp ............ Nurse Amy
Adrian Ricard ......... Mrs. Rains
Kirt Washington ....... Balckbird
Charles Michael Kray .. YMCA Desk Clerk
(Part 2)
Kojak, on suspension, reviews his actions in an 8-year-old
case as a psychotic killer (Steven McHattie) strikes again.

5.11 [105] Kojak: CASE WITHOUT A FILE
prod. no. 47703
17Dec77
Produced by Gene R. Kearney
Written by Joe Gores
Directed by Nicolas Sgarro
Guest Stars:
Angel Tompkins
Floyd Levine
Kathleen Freeman
James Blendick
Erica Hagen

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sidney Clute ......... Kilpatrick
Lyman Ward ............ Larry Jordan
Margaret Fairchild .... Mrs. Mayfiar
Tony Sirico ........... Greek God
Shelby Leverington .... Joan Jordan
with:
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ........... Det.Rizzo (recurring)
Probing the murder of a private investigator, Kojak assumes his identity to help solve the case.

5.12 [106] Kojak: I COULD KILL MY WIFE'S LAWYER
prod. no. 47706
24Dec77
Produced by Gene R. Kearney (on film)
Teleplay by Harriet Margulies; Story by Gene Kearney and Harriet Margulies
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest Stars:
Joey Aresco
Paul Larson
Shera Danese
Misty Rowe
Joseph X. Flaherty

and:
David Ladd ............ Everett Coughlin
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Stewart Steinberg ..... Joe Kane
Herbert Braha ......... Greg Kirkorian
Douglas Kirkson ....... Alvin Kettle
Adam Wade ............. Roland Weeks
With:
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ........... Det.Rizzo (recurring)
Nick Pellegrino ....... Alonzo
John Mahon ............ Lawton
Chesley Uxbridge ...... Forensic Man
A detective (Joey Aresco) thinks his wife's divorce lawyer (David Ladd) hired an arsonist to destroy his boat.

5.13 [107] Kojak: JUSTICE FOR ALL
7Jan78 <no. 47735>
Teleplay by Michael Kozoll and Ross Teel; Story by Michael Kozoll
Directed by Jim Benson
Director of Photography John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Charles Aidman
Michael Cavanaugh
George Wyner
Peter Hobbs
Sammy Williams

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rudy Bond ........... Janitor
Ralph Byers ......... Chris
With:
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ........... Det.Rizzo (recurring)
Nicole Ericson ...... Mary Jane
A series of drug-related deaths puzzles Kojak as he considers becoming a law firm's investigator.

5.14 [108] Kojak: MOUSE
prod. no. 47728
21Jan78
produced by Gene Kearney and Chester Krumholz
Written by Art Eisenson
Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Guest Stars:
Ben Piazza
Lincoln Kilpatrick
Peter Brandon
Mafia Smith-Caffey

and:
Michael Witney ......... Billy Dunvalo
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Laura Campbell ......... Edith Leverkuhe
Bob Burke .............. Officer Gerber
Sam Freed .............. Dr. Bernstein
 with:
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Chelsey Uxbridge ....... Forensics man (recurring)
Richard Reicheg ........ Wickes
Marti Stevens .......... Beth Avild
An unusual case for Kojak involving a big-time gambler and a respected surgeon who might be doing unnecessary
operations in order to use the fees to pay off his gambling debts.
A mild-mannered man runs afoul of a debt collector when he refuses to pay a doctor he blames for his mother's death.

5.15 [109] Kojak: CHAIN OF CUSTODY
prod. no. 47738
28Jan78
 Produced by Chester Krumholz
Teleplay by Chester Krumholz; Story by Chester Krumholz & Matthew Rapf
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest Stars:
Jack Hogan
Fred Carney
Jack Somack
Frank Pesce
Madison Arnold
Paul Sorensen

and:
Allan Rich ............ Judge Miller
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Fred Kareman
Bobb Basso
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Phyllis Glick ......... D.A Lakos
Paul Napier ........... Joseph Yardley
With:
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Lou Cutell ............. Dave
Richard Roat ........... Defense Attorney
Raymond Duke ........... Patrolman Logan
William Larsen ......... Deputy Inspector
Nick Dennis ............ Charlie
Kojak's reaction to an incompetent district attorney letting a known killer escape conviction gets him suspended.

5.16 [110] Kojak: THE CAPTAIN'S BROTHER'S WIFE
prod. no. 47726
4Feb78
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Teleplay by Chester Krumholz; Story by Rift Fournier
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars:
Herbert Edelman
John Karlen
Larry Gelman
Andy Romano
Basil Hoffman
Sondra Blake

And:
Conrad Janis .......... D.A. Lynn
Special Guest Star:
Shelley Winters
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Frank Sivero .......... Morgan
Bill McCutcheon ....... Starrett
 with:
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Dino Natali ........... Moss
John Mahon ............ 1st I.A.D. Man
Kojak tries to protect his captain's widowed sister-in-law from big-time gamblers.

5.17 [111] Kojak: NO LICENSE TO KILL
prod. no. 47725
11Feb78
Produced Gene R. Kearney.
Written by Robert & Charlene Bralver and Gene R. Kearney.
Directed by Ernest Pintoff
Guest Stars:
Kenneth McMillan
Alex Courtney
Michael Baseleon
Evan Kim

Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gail Landry .......... Irene De Marco
T.J. Castronova ...... Gene Vacelli
David Hollander ...... Robbie De Marco
with:
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Justin Lord .......... Patrolman Gardner
A jealous police lieutenant refuses Kojak's offer of help to find a professional assassin. 

5.18 [112] Kojak: THE HALLS OF TERROR
prod. no. 47737 /  18Feb78
Produced and Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Edward Abroms
Guest Stars:
Zohra Lampert
Erica Yohn
Charlene Dallas

and
Ken Kercheval ......... Lacey
Special Guest Star:
Michael Lerner
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Meeno Peluce .......... Christopher
Peter Gelblum .......... Ralph Donner
Gary Allen ............ Hector
with:
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Susan Sager ........... Nurse
A psychiatrist (Zohra Lampert) believes one of her patients murdered hospital staff.

5.19 [113] Kojak: MAY THE HORSE BE WITH YOU
prod. no. 47736
25Feb78
Produced by Chester Krumholz
Written by Rift Fournier.
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
director of photography: John McPherson
Guest Stars:
Mary Louise Weller
Roz Kelly
Steve Franken
Benny Baker
Richard Foronjy
Ric Mancini
Sally Kirkland

and
Jeff Conaway ......... Bert Gaines
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sy Kramer ............ Elliott Myles
Jill Jaress .......... Harriet
With:
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Jon M. Benson ........ Dr. Whelan
A retired officer is assaulted attempting to prevent the theft of a racehorse he illegally kept in the N.Y.P.D. stables.

5.20 [114] Kojak: PHOTO MUST CREDIT JOE PAXTON
prod. no. 47742
4Mar78
Produced and Written by Gene Kearney
Directed by Jim Benson
director of photography; Robert Collins
Guest Stars:
Tige Andrews
Antoinette Bower
Arte Johnson

and
Andrew Robinson ..... Roger Layton
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Denyce Liston ....... June Di Marcoli
Robert Ball ......... Willie
With:
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Tio Mago ............... Customs Inspector
Robert Maroff .......... Doorman
A former actress (Antoinette Bower) sues a photographer  (Tige Andrews) who later becomes a suspect in her
kidnapping and a jewel theft.

5.21 [115] Kojak: 60 MILES TO HELL
prod. no. 47734
11Mar78
Produced and Directed by Gene R. Kearney
Teleplay by Gene R. Kearney; Story by Gene R. Kearney and Mike Frankowich, Jr.
Guest Stars:
Priscilla Barnes
Gianni Russo
Paul Picerni
Marc Hannibal
Dick Dinman
Special Guest Star:
Liberace ............... himself
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Billy Kay .............. Joe Wayne
With:
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Ethel O'Connell ........ Mae Rainey
Jilly Rizzo ............ Croupier
Kojak flies to Las Vegas to rescue Crocker, kidnapped as part of a decoy plot.

5.22 [116] Kojak: IN FULL COMMAND (final hour long episode)
prod no. 477??
18Mar78
Produced and Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Telly Savalas
Director of Photography: Bob Collins
Guest Stars:
Susan Tyrrell
Donegan Smith
Marc Alaimo

Special Guest Star:
Danny Thomas
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Nick Georgiade .......... Gino
M.P. Murphy ............. Chief Inspector
Lenny Montana ........... McCoy
With:
Vince Conti ............ Det. Rizzo (recurring)
Mark Russell ........... Det. Saperstein (recurring)
Karen Montgomery ....... Patricia
Nick Dennis ............ Charlie
A disgruntled inspector, passed over for promotion, sees a current case as a way to boost his career.

################### Kojak ###################
############### end of season 5 ###############
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