Kojak

The Marcus-Nelson Murders

Season 1, Ep 0, Aired 3/8/73
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  • Episode Description
  • Homicide detective Kojak comes to suspect that a black youth who confessed to the murder of two white girls was coerced by his police interrogators and is actually innocent of the crime.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Telly Savalas

    Lieutenant Theo Kojak [Seasons 1-5]

  • Abby Mann

  • Joseph Sargent

  • Mario Tosi

  • Billy Goldenberg

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  • Notes (6)

    • German episode title: "Der Mordfall Marcus Nelson", meaning "The Marcus Nelson Murder Case".

    • When NBC rebroadcast the TV movie as a special during Easter of 1994, they superimposed the following over the final shot of Kojak looking out into the river: Aristotle "Telly" Savalas January 21, 1922 - January 22, 1994 We loved ya, baby.

    • This TV movie was based on a real 1963 case, the Wylie-Hoffert murders.

    • The pilot and the later TV movies were filmed entirely on location in New York.

    • Director Joseph Sargent received an Emmy in 1972 for his work in The Marcus Nelson Murders.

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