Gritty crime drama set in San Francisco, featuring an older, veteran cop and his younger, less experienced partner.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David J. Farr
Capt. A.R. Malone
Sally Caswell
Joe Caswell
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Gregory Praxas
Holly Jean Berry
Brad David ...
Del Berry
Mrs. Saretti
Lou Frizzell ...
Medical Examiner


Gritty crime drama set in San Francisco, featuring an older, veteran cop and his younger, less experienced partner. Written by Afterburner <>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Stone opens the torn television guide sharp-eyed viewers will notice that his thumb rests on a capsule description of "Young Man with a Horn (1950)_, a film that starred Kirk Douglas, father of Streets of San Francisco's co-star Michael Douglas. See more »


When Stone and Keller first arrive at the house of Gregory Praxas the camera pans down and the boom operator can be seen hiding behind the wall to the left of the front gate. See more »


Followed by Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992) See more »

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excellent story!
25 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This pilot episode is great, I remember watching it when was young and I could'nt forget it.The story is about two detectives from the San Francisco homicide department who are assigned to a case when a girl's body washes ashore beneath the Golden Gate bridge.She was killed and the story is played out in a lot of flashback scenes to show her last days.The cast is tremendous with Kim Darby as the victim and Robert Wagner as the attorney who dated her before she died.The suspects are the attorney and some stranger who is posing as her uncle.There is a fearful somewhat spooky sequence when the uncle appears .The real star is the city itself with great background shots.This is well done and some fine acting by the cast.Highly recommended

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