A pair of plainclothes homicide detectives, Lt. Mike Stone and Inspector Steve Keller, cruise the streets of San Francisco solving a variety of crimes, usually involving murder. Stone is the street-smart 20-year veteran cop, and Keller is the college-educated rookie. Much of the series' success was due to the friendly by-play and relationship between the two leads. Written by
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Following the success of producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Michael Douglas left the series at the beginning of the 1976-77 season. His character's absence was explained by having him take a teaching position. Inspector Keller taking a teaching position is similar to a scene in Dirty Harry where an SFPD Inspector injured in the line of duty stated that he had a teaching credential and later became a college professor (which was stated in the sequel, Magnum Force. See more »
Yes, it's Michael Douglas. He played a role in this TV show from 1972 - 1976, and he was also joined by James Woods in one episode that was just on TV today! This show wouldn't so good if it didn't star an early Michael Douglas--it is what makes it interesting.
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