The Streets of San Francisco: Season 2, Episode 18

Crossfire (31 Jan. 1974)

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Stone and Keller suspect there is more to a string of college campus shootings than meets the eye.



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Episode complete credited cast:
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June Dayton ...
David Shaninger
Kate Harper ...
Don Spruance


Stone and Keller suspect there is more to a string of college campus shootings than meets the eye.

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31 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Detective Lt. Mike Stone: What? No anchovies?
Inspector Steve Keller: No.
[Shakes head]
Inspector Steve Keller: Because I don't like anchovies.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: We always get anchovies!
Inspector Steve Keller: No. You always get anchovies, I never get anchovies. I hate anchovies!
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: [Mike laughs] Boy, oh boy! She must have given you a rough time. Or was it the sister?
Inspector Steve Keller: No they were alright, I guess the questions were kind of rough. Got about as much appetite for them, as I have for this.
[Gestures to pizza]
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Why should their lives go untouched while mine is ruined
31 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** A case of forbidden love and mindless revenge is what both our hero's Det. Let. Mike Stone, Karl Malden, and his partner Inspector Steve Keller, Michael Douglas, are faced with here with this psycho sniper taking pot shots at people at a local collage with his M-16 rifle. His first two victims David Shaninger, Brent Davis, who was killed and young collage student Peggy Dunnigan, who was wounded are found out to be secret lovers cheating on their mates; Shaninger on his wife, Celeste Holm, and as for Peggy on her fiancée just returned wounded Viet Nam veteran US Marine Capt Alan Melder, Nick Nolte.

It turns out that both Peggy and Shaninger have been living together in Shaninger's secret pad, overlooking San Francisco Bay, for the last few months and it's suspected that it was Melder who tried to knock the two off for screwing him by screwing behind his back while he was staying at a San Diego veterans hospital. It was Det. Let. Stone who sniffed, with his bloodhound like nose, out the truth and the truth wasn't very pretty. That's after the psycho sniper killed his next victim that he had mistaken for Peggy.

***SPOILERS*** It soon became apparent that non other then the cheated behind her back Mrs.Shininger was behind all this. She in fact found out about her husband's infidelities and hired a mentally unstable car wash employee going by the name of John Jones, Frank Ashmore, to knock both him and his secret lover Peggy off. The only problem for Mrs. Shaninger is that she had no idea just how crazy this Mr.Jones was as well as him blowing her entire scheme in opening up his big mouth, in public, in how he got away with murder as well as about what a smart man he was when everyone who knew him to be just plain stupid. With the cat now out of the bag and him about to be arrested Mr. Jones or whoever he really is tries to kill himself but as usual he fails in that endeavor as well. That by giving us, the police and audience, a long and boring monologue about his failed life thus allowing the police,in the person of Inspector Steve Keller, to grab him off a garage rooftop just in the nick of time before he dropped out of sight.

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