A taxicab driver listens to a female late-night talk-radio host during his beat. The host frequently inveighs against evildoers in the city, and the psychotic driver decides to take her up ...
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A taxicab driver listens to a female late-night talk-radio host during his beat. The host frequently inveighs against evildoers in the city, and the psychotic driver decides to take her up on it - stalking the people who she names and gunning them down.Written by
WWRK's Rita McCall radio phone in number is 555-9970. See more »
Lieutenant Kojak's car is heard using the trademarked sound of a Federal Signal Q siren. There is no room to fit a Q siren anywhere on Lieutenant Kojak's vehicle including under the hood, for the Q siren is too large. See more »
New York graveyard shift radio personality Alison Steele is the character on which
Lee Bryant's portrayal is based on. And a great deal of taxi driver James Sutorius's character is based on Robert DeNiro's character in Taxi Driver.
Seeing that classic and seeing Sutorius in this Kojak episode will make you think
that NYC cabbies are a strange lot. Sutorius has fallen in love with the voice
Bryant as she speaks unintentionally to his insecurities. Sutorius starts killing
people he imagines she would like to see eliminated.
Telly Savalas figures out pretty quickly that the calls have to do with the radio
show, but pinning down Sutorius is another matter. And Bryant resents any
implication that she's somehow responsible.
Sutorius and Bryant are outstanding in their roles really the regulars in this
episode take a back seat.
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