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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
16 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A pair of police detectives investigate cases in San Francisco. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An OK crime drama with some great qualities. See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Karl Malden ... Detective Lt. Mike Stone / ... (120 episodes, 1972-1977)

Michael Douglas ... Inspector Steve Keller (98 episodes, 1972-1976)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (29 episodes, 1973-1976)
Walter Grauman (12 episodes, 1972-1977)
William Hale (11 episodes, 1973-1977)
Harry Falk (11 episodes, 1974-1977)
Seymour Robbie (7 episodes, 1973-1975)
Robert Douglas (4 episodes, 1972-1975)
Arthur H. Nadel (3 episodes, 1972)
George McCowan (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Day (3 episodes, 1973)
Michael Caffey (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Paul Stanley (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Kenneth Gilbert (3 episodes, 1977)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1973)
Don Medford (2 episodes, 1973)
Corey Allen (2 episodes, 1974)
Richard Donner (2 episodes, 1974)
Michael Preece (2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Allen Reisner (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
William Wiard (2 episodes, 1976)
Richard Lang (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Edward Hume (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Carolyn Weston (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Robert M. Young (10 episodes, 1973-1977)
Cliff Gould (9 episodes, 1972-1976)
John Wilder (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
Morton S. Fine (5 episodes, 1972-1976)
Guerdon Trueblood (5 episodes, 1972-1976)
Albert Ruben (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jack B. Sowards (4 episodes, 1973-1977)
D.C. Fontana (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Larry Brody (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Del Reisman (3 episodes, 1972-1975)
Robert I. Holt (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
John D.F. Black (3 episodes, 1973-1976)
Paul Savage (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Sean Baine (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Robert W. Lenski (2 episodes, 1972-1977)
David Friedkin (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Rick Husky (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Sherman (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mark Weingart (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jerry Ziegman (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jerome Coopersmith (2 episodes, 1973)
James Menzies (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jim Byrnes (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
John W. Bloch (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Charles Larson (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Norman Lessing (2 episodes, 1976-1977)

Series Produced by
Quinn Martin .... executive producer (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
William Robert Yates .... producer / associate producer (69 episodes, 1974-1977)
Russell Stoneham .... supervising producer (65 episodes, 1974-1977)
Adrian Samish .... supervising producer / producer (50 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Wilder .... producer (43 episodes, 1973-1975)
Cliff Gould .... producer (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Marty Katz .... executive in charge of production (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (11 episodes, 1972-1976)
John Elizalde (6 episodes, 1972-1977)
Richard Markowitz (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Duane Tatro (4 episodes, 1973-1976)
Billy Byers (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Tom Scott (2 episodes, 1972)
John Carl Parker (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette (61 episodes, 1972-1975)
Michel Hugo (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Al Francis (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Michael P. Joyce (6 episodes, 1974)
Donald H. Birnkrant (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ray Daniels (36 episodes, 1974-1977)
Howard Kunin (30 episodes, 1972-1977)
Jerry Young (19 episodes, 1973-1976)
Marston Fay (15 episodes, 1972-1976)
Richard K. Brockway (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peter Kirby (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Walter Hannemann (3 episodes, 1973)

Saul Caplan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Jim Merrick (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
George B. Chan (110 episodes, 1972-1977)
Phillip Bennett (4 episodes, 1973)
Peter Wooley (3 episodes, 1974)
Robert Kinoshita (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sandy Grace (69 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ray Molyneaux (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Carl Biddiscombe (8 episodes, 1972)
George R. Nelson (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert George Freer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Annabell Levy .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1972)
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Production Management
Howard P. Alston .... executive production manager / in charge of production (115 episodes, 1972-1977)
Dick Gallegly .... production manager (88 episodes, 1972-1977)
Arthur Fellows .... executive in charge of production / in charge of production (72 episodes, 1972-1975)
Robert M. Beche .... unit production manager (54 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ken Wilhoit .... post-production supervisor (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
John G. Wilson .... production manager / unit production manager (27 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard K. Brockway .... post-production supervisor (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert Dijoux .... unit production manager (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bob Jeffords .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Don Hall .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ken Swor .... production manager (6 episodes, 1975)
Marty Katz .... in charge of production (4 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Bloom .... dga trainee (46 episodes, 1973-1975)
David Whorf .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ray Marsh .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ken Swor .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1972-1973)
Malcolm R. Harding .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kevin Donnelly .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
Edward E. Vaughan .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Charles Myers .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1975)
Carl Beringer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
David Silver .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972)

Randy Carter .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
Douglas Freeman .... set dresser (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Mike Miner .... prop master / property master (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Sound Department
Stephen Halbert .... boom operator (46 episodes, 1975-1977)
Alex Bamattre .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin C. Tomson .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts (7 episodes, 1974-1977)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double / stunt double: Barry Livingston / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver / stunt performer (2 episodes, 1976)

Richard E. Butler .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bill Catching .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Durock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tony Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Loren Janes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Max Kleven .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Moio .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Don Pulford .... stunts (unknown episodes)
George Sawaya .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
John Conwell .... in charge of talent (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Giokaris .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1972)
Edward McDermott .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard K. Brockway .... executive editorial supervisor / editorial supervisor (70 episodes, 1972-1977)
 
Series Music Department
Patrick Williams .... composer: theme music (119 episodes, 1972-1977)
John Elizalde .... music supervisor (115 episodes, 1972-1977)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (27 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jack Lowry .... music editor (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation dispatcher (27 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Other crew
John Conwell .... assistant: executive producer (119 episodes, 1972-1977)
Jack B. Sowards .... executive story consultant (43 episodes, 1975-1977)
John Wilder .... executive story consultant (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
James Menzies .... story editor (26 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Robert Yates .... executive story consultant (23 episodes, 1973-1974)

Debra Hill .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (119 episodes) | Argentina:60 min | USA:120 min (pilot)
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In the San Francisco police department, an "Inspector" is just a detective rank. In other police departments, an Inspector is a much higher rank (in the NYPD, Inspector is the rank above Captain; in the UK police, an Inspector is equivalent to a Lieutenant).See more »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An OK crime drama with some great qualities., 5 September 2006
Author: Gary M. James from United States

The Streets of San Francisco, as with most Quinn Martin series, is a standard crime drama. What makes the show better than most crime dramas is the father/son chemistry between Karl Malden as veteran Detective Lt. Mike Stone and Michael Douglas as the younger partner Inspector Steve Keller, the 70's, R&B-style theme music by Patrick Williams and the cool, pre-MTV opening credits.

What really made this show better than most is the fact that Quinn Martin did spend the extra money and filmed the show entirely in San Francisco. In the 70s, most prime time TV shows were filmed in Los Angeles. I believe Hawaii Five-O was one of only a few prime-time dramas from the early 70s that was filmed on location.

When Douglas left the series and Richard Hatch (from the original Battlestar Galactica, not the Richard Hatch from the first Survivor) replaced him, I quickly lost interest in the show. The chemistry between Malden and Douglas was very important to the show and Hatch had the thankless task of creating a character that in the long run was bland.

Despite the show's final season, I'm certain that if I had the TV on and heard the drum beats of The Streets of San Francisco theme, I am very sure that I will probably spend the rest of the hour watching the show.

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