Kojak: The Belarus File

Kojak: The Belarus File
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Telly Savalas Actor Theo Kojak 1 1000001
Suzanne Pleshette Actor Dana Sutton 1 1000002
Max von Sydow Actor Peter Barak 1 1000003
Herbert Berghof Actor Buchardt 1 1000004
Dan Frazer Actor Frank McNeil 1 1000005
Betsy Aidem Actor Elissa Barak 1 1000006
Alan Rosenberg Actor Lustig 1 1000007
Charles Brown Actor Captain Julius Gay 1 1000008
George Savalas Actor Stavros 1 1000009
David Leary Actor Chris Kennert 1 1000010
Harry Davis Actor Rabbi 1 1000011
Rita Karin Actor Mrs Fitzev 1 1000012
Mark B Russell Actor Saperstein 1 1000013
Vince Conti Actor Rizzo 1 1000014
Margaret Thomson Actor Miss Hingle 1 1000015
Otto Von Wernherr Actor Bodyguard 1 1000016
Adam Klugman Actor Lane 1 1000017
Michael Longfield Actor Sergeant 1 1000018
Robert Markowitz Director n/a 2 2000001
James D McAdams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Albert Ruben Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael M Scott Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Albert Ruben Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Abby Mann Creator n/a 120808 4000002
John Loftus Source Material (from novel) ("The Belarus Secret") 120793 4000003
Michael Rauch Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Herb Gains Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Nathalie Vadim Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jackie McEvoy Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Alan Metzger Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Katherine Wenning Editor n/a 172 7000001
Judith Blume Editor editorial coordinator 172 7000002
Barry DeVorzon Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joseph Conlan Music n/a 120781 8000002
James E Morris Music Editor n/a 214 8000003
Richard Bianchi Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Alan Hicks Set Designer n/a 202 9000002
Shirley Rich Casting n/a 179 10000001
Joy Todd Extras Casting n/a 120851 10000002
Rose Trimarco Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000001
Guy Tanno Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
John Boxer Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Gabriel Borgo Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Irv Buckman Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Dan Lieberstein Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Nat Boxer Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Savalas recreated his popular role of Theo Kojak, the NYPD detective he had portrayed from 1973 to 1978, in this hybrid movie that meshed a Kojak adventure with a mystery about the murder of a number of elderly Russian emigres that was the plot of John Loftus' best-seller, "The Belarus Secret." Kojak and a comely Federal Agent (Suzanne Pleshette) uncover a conspiracy reaching back to the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union, but for the most part the charismatic, bald, lollipop-sucking (though not here) detective remains on the periphery of the story.<P>This film tested the waters for a possible new "Kojak" series. Trivia buffs will note that both Savalas and von Sydow acted together as, respectively, Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ, in "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Also, both actors had played James Bond's arch nemesis, Ernst Blofeld: Savalas menacing George Lazenby in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and von Sydow menacing Sean Conncery in "Never Say Never Again."