The Streets of San Francisco: Season 2, Episode 19

A String of Puppets (7 Feb. 1974)

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Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lola Falana ...
Jackie Sterling
Wilson Tubbs (as James J. Sloyan)
Hari Rhodes ...
Harry Gates
Ben Frank ...
Robert F. Simon ...
Captain Rudy Olsen
Ben Driscoll
William Bramley ...
Parole Board Chief
Wino Witness
James Oliver
Reuben Collins ...
Inspector Bill Tanner
Don Rizzan


Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.

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7 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Inspector Steve Keller: He's the real hardnose, aren't you?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Well, you've got to keep up the image.
Inspector Steve Keller: Oh that reminds me, I've got to file my report.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: What report?
Inspector Steve Keller: [Keller points to the bruise on his face] Police brutality.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Are you kidding?
Inspector Steve Keller: Oh come on!
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I opened my hand! I did that with my really good hand!
Inspector Steve Keller: Forget it! The first club is you're going to have on your record...
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Oh! My friends give me blemishes.
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(They Long to Be) Close to You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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