A dying man sets bombs around the city, and then calls Mike demanding a half-million dollars in ransom money. Mike suspects the bomber is someone from a case he worked in the past, as he meets with ...
Mike overhears a woman being killed in a darkened alley, and sends Pax to help her. Pax is critically stabbed, and the attacker simply walks away, realizing Mike is blind. Longstreet must try to find...
This series centered around the cases of US Government special agents James Hunter and Marty Shaw who cover the world of contemporary espionage. His cover was operating a Santa Monica book ... See full summary »
A Sun Ma Si-tsang comedy with the usual masquerades and hijinks from the master. The film contains locations of the Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park in the 50's (now defunct), precious footage ... See full summary »
Mike Longstreet was an insurance investigator who was blinded in an explosion. His wife was killed by the same blast. With the aid of braille teacher Nikki and guide dog Pax, Longstreet tracked down the jewel thieves who murdered his wife, and continued his career as a detective. Written by
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The ABC series ran from September 16, 1971 to August 10, 1972 (23 episodes) on Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 pm. The 90 minute pilot film originally aired on February 23, 1971 under the "ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week" umbrella. The film was replayed on ABC on September 9, 1971. See more »
What is this thing you do?
In Catonese, Jeet Kune Do - the way of the intercepting fist.
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The irony of television: another great show that did not make it
Longstreet was only on the air for one season. In my memory it stands out as a truly great series despite the fact it was short-lived, as sometimes happens with television. The premise was intriguing: a blind detective. The part of Mike Longstreet was wonderfully portrayed by James Franciscus, well remembered for his run in the earlier hit series, Mr Novak. Unfortunately, Longstreet did not catch on in the same way. Franciscus was perfectly believable as a blind person. He was the right person to carry off this part: handsome, smart and charming. The stories were interesting and intelligent with strong acting in the supporting character parts. Hopefully a DVD set of Longstreet will come out in this age when old and recent television series are being made available on the latest technology.
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