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  • Glynnis O'Connor really bugged me in her role of Molly, but I don't think it was her as much as it was the role
  • So, while I believe the script was sub-par and the acting questionable, there was enough story there to keep me from start to finish

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      I rarely watched Kojak when it was a regular series on CBS. I’m not intrigued by Telly Savalas, who played the role, and I wasn’t a particular fan of the detective, either. I did find myself somewhat into this 1990 post-series movie. Kojak: Flowers for Matty dealt with two issues, art gallery thefts and the murder of a detective on the verge of retirement.

      Barbara Barrie played the widow and I was underwhelmed, particularly in the scene where she


      was told about her husband’s death. Actually, it wasn’t just Barrie, but Savalas and the writing. Kojak was a friend of this man’s and his first words to the widow are a curt introduction of the clergyman to his right. He sounded cold, not like a friend.

      I didn’t like this scene or the one it transitioned into because it was poorly acted and scripted. There wasn’t any warmth to it and Savalas sounded like he was delivering ...


      • cookie cutter lines.

        I did like the small role of a thud played by Kario Salem. Salem is actually quite good as an actor. He did a good job here. In an even smaller role at the very beginning, I just loved seeing Kitty Carlisle. I’m so used to her as a panelist that I forget she was a successful actress.

        Glynnis O’Connor really bugged me in her role of Molly, but I don’t think it was her as

        much as it was the role. Her character came off like a combination stalker and party girl when that was far from the truth. O’Connor is better than the material given to her.

        Still, I was lured into the story, and I wanted to know how it would end. It hooked me, and I wasn’t suspecting that. So, while I believe the script was sub-par and the acting questionable, there was enough story there to keep me from start to finish.




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